Climate Change

Mitigation, Adaptation and Litigation

Kevin Anderson is a must follow for anyone serious about climate change mitigation…”it is time to wake up and smell the coffee….”

James Hansen honours two great men….. “In recent years Gerry and Ian resembled each other, both getting craggy, not walking as easily as they used to, but both wanting to do something useful in their old age.”

Here is the  link to Dr. Hansen’s article.

How much of AB exports of heavy oil are exposed to abnormal discounting?

Robyn Allan has been asking and trying to answer this question for quite some time.  I have never seen someone from within the oil and gas community answer it.  She thinks that as much as 80% is sheltered by one means or another.

Anyone out there with links to #CAPP?  Perhaps someone in that organization knows the truth.

Alberta’s climate policy means that other Canadians will shoulder the burden of allowing the tarsands emissions to grow.

I do not think there has been an open airing of the consequences of Alberta’s climate policy on the rest of Canada.  AB and the federal government are quick to point out the economic benefit of growing prodcution in the tarsands for the rest of Canada but not the environmental burden.  Now that both MB and Ontario have stepped back from their provincial plans, the need for that conversation to occur is greater than ever.  Canada must participate in the crafting of a global carbon budget that includes our domestic emissions and the emissions associated with the fossil fuels that we export.  A good place to start is to better understand the elephant in the room – the oil and gas economy in Alberta – and a good place to begin is with this contribution from Barry Saxifrage. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/12/08/news/albertas-new-climate-policies-explained-missing-infographic

“And it will change back again….” No disrespect Mr. President, but you really have to get a briefing or at least speak to someone who isn’t a local weather man, because it ain’t going to change back! Even the fossil fuel industry understands that much.

“We’re not Idiots.” Flat-Earthers Sound as Defensive as Climate Deniers