Economic Shortsightedness of Pulling Out of the Kyoto Protocol

by Chris Bisson Last night Environment Minister Peter Kent reported that Canada would be pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol.  This disappointing announcement came under the guise of a Canadian economic crisis.  The statement that Canada needs fiscal austerity instead of the most basic and already existing climate policy is absurd considering that it is … Continue reading

Climate Crisis in the Age of Austerity

by Chris Bisson The crowds of international power brokers are amassing in Durban, South Africa and a rainy chill has set over the sub-tropical port city.  As the curtain rises over the spectacle of the international climate negotiation, spectres of financial ghosts loom in the alleyways of South Africa – so divided by wealth – … Continue reading