Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of Judgement

As you may know, today is the day Donald Trump will announce whether he will pull the United States out of the Paris Accord. Momentous arguments inside the West Wing over the future of the Paris climate accord became a messy public spectacle on Wednesday, with some aides saying that President Trump had decided to ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Small Mercies? Is Trump Softening Stance On Climate Change/Paris Agreement?

There are signs.  Climate change denier Myron Ebell may not get top spot at the EPA: Myron Ebell, a prominent climate change skeptic who runs the Competitive Enterprise Institute libertarian think tank, has been leading Trump’s EPA transition team, but sources said he is not likely to become the administrator. Furthermore, the bottom couple of ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Small Mercies? Is Trump Softening Stance On Climate Change/Paris Agreement?

There are signs.  Climate change denier Myron Ebell may not get top spot at the EPA: Myron Ebell, a prominent climate change skeptic who runs the Competitive Enterprise Institute libertarian think tank, has been leading Trump’s EPA transition team, but sources said he is not likely to become the administrator. Furthermore, the bottom couple of ...

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Paris changed everything, so why are we still talking pipelines?

David Suzuki wonders why Canadian politicians are still contemplating spending billions on new tar sands pipelines after the recent Paris climate summit confirmed that “75 to 80 per cent of known fossil fuel deposits must be left in the ground.” The post David Suzuki: Paris changed everything, so why are we still talking pipelines? appeared ...

Montreal Simon: The Climate Agreement and the Con Planet Burners

It's not a perfect deal. It's the product of compromise, so it may not be enough to do what needs to be done.It remain to be see whether the countries who signed it, will have the political will to implement it.So that our beautiful little blue planet can be spared from the worst effects of catastrophic climate ...