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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...
Helping Kids Prepare For A Climate Constrained Future, Below2C

Helping Kids Prepare For A Climate Constrained Future

I have four grandkids ranging in age between 9 and 14 years old. I often think about what their future will be like. Many...
Top 5 Reasons Why Canada Needs A Green New Deal, Below2C

Top 5 Reasons Why Canada Needs A Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is very much part of the election conversation in Canada with voting day now just 11 weeks away. And climate...
In A Race Between Two Tipping Points, Below2C

In A Race Between Two Tipping Points

Humanity is in a race against time, caught between two competing tipping points. And our timeline is compressing. We now measure scientific knowledge and...