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Braking for the Planet – Learning the Limits

Guest Blog: Continual and increasing consumption of products and services is a corner stone of our economy. Technology leads that charge. In the following essay biologist Lorne Fitch (and frequent guest blogger here) explains how the on-going pace of technology isolates … Continue reading

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A Rock and a Hard Place

Copyright © 2018 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. The phrase “between a rock and a hard place” is used to describe someone having to make a choice between two difficult options. It is indeed where our politicians in the … Continue reading

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The Costs of Climate Change

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. The Paris Climate Change Conference last year was indeed a milestone along the long road of nations becoming aware of … Continue reading

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The Big Disconnect

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It amazes me how some issues get brought to the public’s attention. The tar sands have been under development … Continue reading

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The Blue-Green Plague

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2013 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2013 Don H. Meredith; Photos courtesy of Dr. Ron Zurawell, All Rights Reserved. For microscopic organisms, they create a lot of havoc in lakes and ponds. … Continue reading

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Action on Climate

Today (2009 October 24) is the International Day of Climate Action where over 5200 events world-wide will take place to lobby governments to stop their dithering and come up with an effective and realistic agreement on climate change at the … Continue reading

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Wars and Climate

With the election of the Obama government in the U.S. and the vanquishing of the climate-change-deniers to the sidelines of relevant conversation, the opportunity to make some gains in bringing greenhouse gas emissions under control world-wide has never been better. … Continue reading

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The Weather Makers

I’m on to another Tim Flannery book. As I described in earlier blogs The Eternal Frontier and The Future Eaters are two very interesting books about the evolution of the environments and human ecology of North America and Australia, respectively. … Continue reading

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