COP18 Lacks Energy and Ambition (Unless You Count Ambitious Dirty Energy Corporations)

by Meghan McCarthy It often feels ironic to have these climate negotiations in a desert. Everything is a funny, dirty shade of yellow. You come home feeling dusty, hazy, with the overwhelming desire to wash the contents of the day off your body and mind. Generally devoid of greenery, wildlife, and colour, this desert is … Continue reading

Pipeline Pipedreams

Pipeline

By Robin Tress In “An Argument for New Pipelines (Globe and Mail, November 21 2011),” Neil Reynolds glorifies the oil industry, ignorantly citing Canadian pipeline technology as ‘pure saga’. This is reminiscent Orwell’s 1984, where the mighty dollar is held above all else. To quote Mr. Reynolds’ statistics, which I’m convinced are a conservative estimate at best, … Continue reading