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The War on Knowledge by Stephen Harper's Conservatives

This post is largely inspired by Chris Turner's 2013 book, The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada. Turner...
COP19 Climate Change

In Denial in Warsaw

The headline in the Irish Times reads Warsaw climate talks in disarray after group walk-out. A group of 130 developing countries has threatened to walk away of talks...

Colorado is Burning – War Footing Needed

The imagery is powerful and symbolic. High-tech war weapons, including Blackhawk helicopters, fight Colorado’s Black Forest fire, now acknowledged as the greatest natural disaster in...
Why you should care about going green, even if you don’t care about the planet.

Reduce, Reuse, Recession…. a warning!

Editorial Comment: In this article, Mike Nickerson makes the point that of the three Rs,  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, only the recycling has really...
You Are Better Off Investing in Sustainability Than Stocks

Transforming Our Culture Toward Sustainability

This article is one of an eleven part series on Shifting Society's Goals.  The human presence has grown to where we are stretching planetary limits....
Death of the Tar Sands boomerwarrior.org

The Death of the Tar Sands

The Death of the Tar Sands - When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government's energy strategy for...
Franke James, Free Expression at Risk in Canada

Free Expression is at Risk in Canada

The suppression of information and the freedom of expression has become the hallmark of the Stephen Harper Conservatives. The War on Knowledge on BoomerWarrior...
We Are Almost At Midnight On The Climate Clock, Below2C

We Are Almost At Midnight On The Climate Clock

We have already warmed the planet by nearly 1°C. And our current carbon-emissions trajectory will get us to 4-6°C of further warming. The Paris...
Why And When Climate Facts Are Not Enough, Below2C

Why And When Climate Facts Are Not Enough

The way we communicate about climate change and global warming makes a difference. When I first became a climate advocate, it felt quite normal...
It's Time to Speak Up -Stand on the Right Side of History, below2c

It’s Time to Speak Up -Stand on the Right Side of History

This post is sourced from the 350 Canada campaign calling on the Museum of History to cut ties with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers...