Things Are Good: Saving the Ozone Layer Helped More Than We Thought

It turns out when nations of the world get together to try and save the environment they can be really good at it. The Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987 to save the ozone layer, and it did. Indeed, a new report says that it not only saved the ozone layer the protocol also cut ...

Things Are Good: Ozone Layer is Recovering

Many years ago a bunch of countries decided to take action to stop damaging the ozone layer in the hopes that it will eventually recover. It’s great to see that the efforts of working together to protect the environment of come to fruition and let’s hope we see efforts like this directed towards climate change. ...

And The Harpercon Hits Just Keep On Coming! Peter Kent: Basically, If I Don’t Know What it Is, It Can’t Be Important

Well, boys ‘n’ girls, we have a science and technology minister in ol’ Gary Goodyear who is a creationist and doesn’t believe in evolution. Ok, not all that surprising, given the gang of Christian evangelicals in our government. Now, it appears that our very own environment minister, Peter Kent, is actually making Rona . . ...

Environment Canada scientist instructed not to talk about huge new hole in Arctic ozone layer

Reassuring to know that just as Peter Kent decides to cut back on the ozone monitoring network in the Arctic, this happens. Too bad Canadians are not being permitted to educate themselves over this bit of startling news. Another scientist muzzled. Environment Canada scientist David Tarasick, whose team played a key role in the report published ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Ozone Layer

There comes a time when you just have to say it eh? Stephen Harper’s Cons are not just crass, brutish and incompetent. They’re dangerous. The hole covered two million square kilometres — about twice the size of Ontario — and allowed high levels of harmful ultraviolet radiation to hit large swaths of northern Canada, Europe ...

Pop The Stack: What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us

So, apparently the Conservative government’s deep cuts to Environment Canada are leading to the cancellation of an important monitoring project on the ozone layer over the Arctic. The British journal Nature says scientists and research institutes around the world have been informally told the Canadian network will be shut down as early as this winter ...

Who cares about that silly old ozone layer anyway?

Evidently not Canada. “People are gob smacked by this decision,” Thomas Duck, an atmospheric researcher at Dalhousie University, said in an interview with Postmedia News.  He and his international colleagues say they’ve been told the network and a related data archive will be closed down as part of the Harper government’s deep cuts at Environment ...