Monthly Archives: November 2011

Local Climate Talks

A friend has arranged for me to speak about climate change on Saturday December 3 at 11 in the morning. Please consider this an invitation to attend. I’ll aim to talk for half an hour or so about climate change … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Costs of Local Downpours, Floods and Washouts

In an ongoing effort to bring together some local examples of what residents of the Ottawa region have already experienced attributable to climate change I’ve looked into heavy rain events. They are costly and data shows they are becoming more … Continue reading

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“Sustainability” Not a Metaphor for “Climate Change”

I’ve heard climate change referred to as conversation killer. Like sex, religion and politics it’s a subject one has to handle gingerly in social settings. This came to mind recently as my eye ran down the agenda for a greening … Continue reading

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GHG Targets Delayed

The agenda for the November 15th City of Ottawa Environment Committee meeting has now been posted and it does not include the anticipated Choosing Our Future reports including greenhouse gas reduction targets. I have spoken with City staff who confirm … Continue reading

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Rideau Canal Skateway Part 2

It’s healthy to be skeptical about the various claims people make about climate change. When I posted the graph showing a steady decline of the length of the skating season one person rightly said that there might be other factors … Continue reading

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