October 2013

Yesterday, I was part of a panel discussion and film screening at Hart House. They showed Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, which I found to be ambitious and engaging. It combines footage from Suzuki’s 75th birthday lecture with a biography of his life, including his family’s internment by the British Columbia authorities during […]

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Much of this seems applicable to the movement to keep climate change under control by shifting away from fossil fuels: Any serious answer, to borrow the well-known phrase from William Faulkner that then-Senator Obama used in his remarkable speech on race during his 2008 campaign for the presidency, must begin with the recognition that “the […]

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This week

2013-10-28

in Daily updates

Monday: Trudeau scholarship application Assigned reading for environmental politics Environmental politics seminar Come up with three questions for discussion in Tuesday’s public policy seminar Tuesday: Assigned reading for public policy Public policy seminar Toronto350.org meeting (likely to be skipped) Wednesday: Meeting with the professor of the course where I am a TA Assigned reading for […]

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People had some great costumes this year.

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In the news today: Canada won’t come close to meeting emissions target: Environment Canada … The latest internal government report confirms Canada is not close to being on track to meet its promised target for emissions cuts by the year 2020. In fact, the Environment Canada analysis released Thursday indicates the country slipped backward in […]

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British Columbia has a carbon tax, but it doesn’t seem to be taking to heart the need to stop building new infrastructure for the carbon economy: B.C.’s north is in a frenzy of planning. There are applications for port expansions, coal and mineral mines, oil terminals, pipelines, synthetic fuel plants, liquefied natural gas facilities and […]

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Between school and my much-reduced role with Toronto350.org, I am absurdly over-stretched and will be at least until I have dealt with my re-comp in December. As such, from now on I will be declining all social invitations and skipping all non-critical academic and environmental events. If I can make it through the re-comp, as […]

There are still tickets available for both of tomorrow’s screenings of the climate change documentary “Do the Math” at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. Along with the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Adria Vasil. If you know anyone in Toronto who is environmentally inclined or concerned […]

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I have added some new high dynamic range shots to my “Massey by Day” set: Sun behind clock tower Tree and bench Sun through canopy

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