There is a scholar, Alfred Whitehead, who talks about the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, that is when an abstract belief is treated as if it were a concrete real event or physical entity. One
Last week, the U.S. unveiled a Green New Deal resolution, which outlines plans to become carbon neutral in the next 10 years. With a WWII-level of economic transformation, it calls for national
Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, so they have a big part to play in keeping to a l.5 degree increase. The built environment must be carbon
This article in the National Post points out some of the complexities of reducing GHG emissions and some of the ironic aspects of blaming others rather than everyone acting now. It is interesting that
It is interesting to see the difference between the Ontario government and BC government plans to meet their climate change commitments. The new BC plan, Clean BC, was just announced and requires all
A recent study by David Hughes, Canada’s Energy Outlook, analyses Canada’s energy system, taking a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of
Guest post by Professor Leslie King, PhD, MCIP, Director CCEE and Program Head, MA, MSc and BA, BSc, in Environmental Practice, Royal Roads University
Globe Forum 2018 is a biennial conference, “The
South Australia is delivering on their energy plan thanks to the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Manufactured in an impressive 60 days by Tesla, it will revolutionize the way electricity is
Several years ago, the CRC Research team created a series of HEAD Talks videos featuring interview clips with Ken Lyotier. As the founder of United We Can, a charitable organization creating “economic opportunities for people with multiple barriers living in the Downtown Eastside” in Vancouver, he led the creation of the United We Can Bottle Depot.
There is a new metric when it comes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: the ‘spillover effects’ of each country on the world at large. These spillover effects include pollution, financial secrecy, and contribution to peace abroad. Since these effects are accounted for outside of a country’s borders, they are not represented by national statistics. A country might rank very highly when judged only by its own statistics (such as the US and Switzerland), but this is a lopsided view when looked at in a global context.