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Councillor Cado: CANOE Lessons

March 24, 2023 admin 0

Part 6 in the Councillor Cado series Cheryl Lyon – On “Councillor Cado Part 5: The Night of The Banner,” we left the Watershed Peterborough Councillors on the verge of a vote for an urban farm or a housing development on a vacant piece of land. Emotions were running high. C.A.N.O.E. – the Council Action Now Or Else youth delegation made a poignant, silent reminder of the prevailing climate emergency. Then suddenly, the lights had […]

The Night of The Banner

March 10, 2023 admin 0

Part 5 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – In Part 4, “The Big Heat”, the Watershed Peterborough Councillors were meeting in the throes of an unprecedented and deadly heat wave. A UN report in 2022 that had found “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” had come true. A previously approved free-for-the-gleaning Food Forest had had to be abandoned when repeatedly high heat waves destroyed its seedlings. Up for reconsideration now are competing […]

Let’s Get Real!

March 10, 2023 admin 0

Big Oil, Electric SUVs, Trucks Cars, and Wind Turbines FRED IRWIN – Why do the Big Oil companies openly support the switch to electric SUVs, trucks and cars and to wind turbines? How are these odd bedfellows misleading the general public? In the blink of an eye Big Oil has now embraced the idea of drivers pulling up to a fast food window for a hamburger, fries, and pop in an electric SUV. Or coasting […]

Book Review: Ministry for the Future

February 22, 2023 admin 0

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman It’s rare that speculative fiction gets a review in a magazine aimed at practically-minded Transitioners, but the novel covers many bases of interest to those who recognize that the Anthropocene has changed climatic systems to the point of trophic catastrophe. This compelling story opens with a disastrous “wet bulb” heat wave that kills most of the inhabitants of a city in India. A new international crisis body is […]

The Green “Red Line”

February 21, 2023 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – Good old Greenpeace! Still hanging in there with the unpopular positions. While the Green Parties of Europe have all gone nuke and affirmed nuclear energy as carbon-free, Greenpeace doggedly reminds the world of some inconvenient truths. Resorting to nuclear power is the red line in the sand which the environmental movement should not have crossed. There has been a veritable nuke revival during the past five years. It has intensified as Europe […]