Category Archives: climate change

Wildlife Wednesday: whose national animals are these? | Feb 12/20

Let’s try a new Wednesday series about our planet. It so happens that World Wildlife Day is rapidly approaching, coming up on March 3. In honour of the magnificent diversity of wildlife on our planet, many of whose futures are … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – what are we doing to our planet? | Jan 22/20

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Kindness, compassion, and post-truth

My philosophy discussion group is “studying” Post-Truth this term. More often than not we’re exploring a philosophical topic where the ideas are so challenging (along with the writing) that we spend ages trying to make heads or tails of what … Continue reading

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How can climate change not be the main goal of all countries in 2020? Canada?!

Australia is burning. California’s been burning. British Columbia’s been burning. Portugal’s been burning. This summer, the Arctic broke records for wildfires in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Siberia. In the Arctic!  We’ve seen storms more volatile and ferocious than ever before, … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

When American poet Robert Frost first published his famous poem, Fire and Ice, in 1920, he was thinking of mankind’s capacity for destruction, but certainly not through man-made climate change. He wrote this poem 100 years ago; he could not … Continue reading

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What are we doing to our planet? Merry Christmas | Dec 25/19

A drawing by singer Annie Lennox, chosen by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for her Christmas card image, reminding us of the perils and seriousness of climate change. What a wonderful choice. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! May you … Continue reading

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What are we doing to our planet – and to Santa? | Dec 18/19

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