For the first time in human history, our environmental impacts are happening at a scale that is affecting all life on Earth. The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that time may be running out for effective action on climate change.
Canadians have not managed to forge a route to electoral reform yet, federally or provincially – despite at least 17 reports over the years, starting in 1923, all of which have recommended some form of proportional representation. For a list, with brief explanations and the outcomes, click this link
It's that time of year again -- to propose a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political class and this year there's a bit of a theme to the resolutions: transparency. No ill can come from it and it will fit into most holiday budgets to boot.
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking New Year's Day 2019:
"The beginning of a new year is a time to look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead of us, while taking stock of the accomplishments and challenges of the past year. We resolve to do better. We set new goals.
People living in the northern hemisphere have brought trees and boughs into their homes during the winter for thousands of years. The evergreens that we decorate with during Christmas can represent a celebration of holidays and a reminder that spring will come again.
A new study finds that BC’s news media frequently reinforce the assumption that there is an inevitable trade-off between environmental protection and job creation.
By Marc Lee
The future of development in Alberta’s oilsands lies in underground, steam-assisted operations that represent some of the country’s fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions. These projects have never been subject to federal environmental reviews and that’s not expected to change with Ottawa’s new-and-improved assessment rules.
By Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, for Aeon
I love British Columbia and I want to protect what makes it so special - for now and for the future.
As a new mother and as B.C.'s energy minister, I'm committed to addressing climate change and building a better and more prosperous future.