Archive for 2007 January

Elizabeth May One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge

Watch Elizabeth May talk about strategic voting and the environment issue with Peter Mansbridge.  She’s wonderful as always.

Natural gas and oil supplies

One of the folks at Post Carbon Toronto sent around this clip about North American oil and gas supplies.  It is an interview with David Hughes, a geologist with Natural Resources Canada.     Read more »

2007 Jan 26: Stop Climate Change talk

Stop Climate Change has organized a special meeting with guest speakers on climate change.  They will talk about how to organize locally and globally to achieve meaningful action.

Climate Change: Canada Fails the Grade
Friday, 2007 January 26, 7 pm

Bahen Centre Building, room 1160
40 St George St (just north of College)

Tipping points 2006

Here’s another truly frightening article, which Charlie sent me a few days ago, and which has been keeping me up at night.

It says that in 2006 we may have reached a number of the tipping points that climate scientists were worried might arrive as soon as 2050 if we weren’t careful.  Russia’s peat bogs are releasing so much methane that they are now responsible for more global warming than US emissions, and more will be released the warmer it gets.  England’s soil has gone from being a carbon sink to a carbon emitter which completely eliminates any gains England has made through cutting emissions of fossil fuels.  And the North Sea ice appears to be in permanent decline.

This report came at a time that we also heard of ice shelves breaking up in the Arctic.  I’m afraid the measures now necessary to combat serious global destabilization and mass extinctions may be far more serious than we had contemplated.

Call for candidate nominations

Do you think you’d make a great candidate for the Green Party in Toronto-Danforth?  Then we need you.  If you know someone else who is interested, please urge them to consider running.

Potential candidates need to file nomination papers by 2007 January 22 and these must include a written nomination from at least 2 members.  For details please contact me at