Author Archives: Neil Dawe

Climate Crisis: Update

We have recently updated our climate change pages with the current science showing where we are and what we need to do reduce our CO2 emissions. You can begin a review of these new pages at Climate Crisis.

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Minister McKenna: where’s the science?

On 16 June 2017, the Qualicum Institute submitted an Environmental Petition to the Canadian Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development. The petition consisted of nine questions, but the first question contained our central concern: “What peer reviewed science—not neoclassical economics—is … Continue reading

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World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

ack in 1992, the World’s Scientists published their first warning to humanity, stating we were on a collision course with the natural world. They emphasized that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it … Continue reading

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The scientists’ dilemma

ebates between mainstream scientists and silver-tongued opponents cannot be won by the side of truth no matter how obvious the fallacies may be to an expert.—Steven Sherwood, Director of Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia The scientists’ dilemma nvironmental scientists … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Borrowing and Inflation

e have added a new page that discusses government borrowing from the Bank of Canada and the myth that this would cause inflation. You can find the essay here.

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2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Public consultation has just ended for the government’s draft 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. The draft’s “vision for a sustainable Canada includes a strong and growing economy, healthy ecosystems that are protected from pollution and … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Conundrum

The Sustainability Conundrum Richard Hampton Qualicum Institute Note: This was first published on the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere blog Science is telling us that our world is in trouble. We have too many people consuming too much … Continue reading

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The Qualicum Institute is no longer giving presentations

Since the QI’s inception, we’ve given many presentations to a wide range of audiences, spanning local governments and university and college classes, to political parties, rate payers associations and environmental organizations. The QI directors thank those who have invited us; … Continue reading

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Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences – The Washington Post

Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences – The Washington Post.

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This Changes Everything

Recommended reading This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein is not just one more of many books on environmental issues. It is a remarkable narrative that tells us an all-encompassing story of how humans have created a crisis that threatens their … Continue reading

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