Accepting, Avoiding, and Talking About Collapse

Our best hope for survival is ‘too drastic‘. “The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the Paris talks target], global society is stopping you.”

That’s why the Alberta Premier gets away with saying the right thing here, but does the exact opposite in practice. $23M spent badmouthing BC environmentalists and scientists who want an end to new pipelines.

We’re undergoing a collapse of insects and life support systems of our planet. There’s one good newspaper in Canada talking about this news, and drawing the connections.

“When insects disappear, so do other animals. The population of one dazzling green bird that eats almost nothing but insects, the Puerto Rican tody, dropped by 90%.”

Layin’ Pipe

NDP Brings Greens Most Pinecones

Title in honour of a Beaverton joke.

I’m excited that this is the first time the Green Party has been directly involved in governing a province anywhere in North America. I expect great things from the NDP/Green coalition, majority government there. Clark should resign soon.

Nathan Cullen’s Electoral Reform tour stop in Regina

#RoboCon: Revisiting the 2008 Election Fraud

In light of this news from Elizabeth May, it may be worth re-reading these blog entries from 2012  and 2009. Duffy’s trial raised some damning information about the first infamous robocalls used to steal an election for the Conservatives in B.C.

And read Alison’s more recent recap. I certainly think that Duffy’s testimony should be taken seriously by investigators and charges should be pursued.

Paying Back Our Carbon Debt

This is concerning information.

So, how do our politicians (in B.C. and elsewhere) deal with the fact that we need to triple the size of our forests by 2050 to have a fair shot at avoiding 2 degree climate change (which will ruin everything)?