In the early 1970s, in a first year chemistry class at SFU, I learned that carbon dioxide was already
accumulating in the atmosphere
and the basic science of carbon bonds and sunlight showed that build-up would over time
induce heating of the entire globe. The heat trapping effect of carbon dioxide and methane and other
gases was well known. The problem was easy to state, easy to understand, easy to fix.
All that was needed was to reduce emissions of
carbon dioxide (CO2) and
methane (CH4), and
other diatomic gases, and the problem was solved.
But something went wrong and we wasted 50 years and let the problem get irretrievable.
Oh well, we had a good run, you and I.
|Canada and the height of folly|
|Climate-Change Concerned Canadian Citizens Supporting Alberta Separatists Party|
|Disaster Doug and his crap climate attitude has set Ontario back, way back, because he savagely undid green policies the Liberal governments implemented. Politics, not pragmatics. And, with the pending shutdown of Pickering, natural gas fired power generation might shoulder more of the load and spew more GHG. And then Ontarioaniacs reelected this schmoo? Because they don't care about their kids or elders. Even the Toronto Star notices. (I purloined this copy)|
|Environment Defence studies and communicates|
|Canadian Climate Institute studies and communicates|
|Clean Energy Canada studies and communicates|
|Renewables are cheaper than gas|
|Ontario Clean Air Alliance studies and communicates|
|Raven Trust focusses on Indigenous issues|
|Seniors take action|
|Cascade Institute talks about the polycrisis|
|Toronto aspires to net zero and has a solar-power website|
|World Weather Attribution rapidly analyzes a given weather event to try to determine the likelihood human-induced climate change affected or created the event.|
|Climate Attribution analyzes weather events to assist with policy-making.|
|Laura Lynch on the CBC has a good mix of Canada and Global stories. Listen up|
|Carbon Tracker studies capital and carbon|
|Urgewald Global Coal studies coal and how to stop using it|
|Carbon Brief has a lot of good science and advice. Is anyone reading?|
|Price of Oil / Oil Change follows the money|
|News of the World|
|News of the Riche because they are linked to climate change and other global messes|
Whales as a transaction
The authors suggest compensation for not killing whales. I would also suggest penalties for killing whales.
In any of my pages, "GHG" means Greenhouse Gas, and may imply carbon dioxide only or any of the known large-scale gaseous contributors to climate havoc. Nitrous Oxide, as used for a pain-killer during childbirth or dentistry, is not one of those. All other Nitrous Oxide applications and other NOx gases are.