Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge

Welcome to the CRC blog, where we discuss bleeding edge issues around sustainable community development. The term ‘bleeding edge’ connotes the idea of our failure to somehow or other convince the publics about the urgency of responding to climate change now, and that we need to better communicate the principles and practises of sustainable development to the wider publics. So, yes it takes courage to be 'at the edge', and sometimes one 'bleeds' a lot, but let's start the conversation now.

How snow fall is changing in Canada

How to Communicate the Facts

The CBC just released this interactive news story about snow fall. Besides being visually…
We need to carefully question our development addictions and explore more sustainable alternatives

Misplaced Concreteness

There is a scholar, Alfred Whitehead, who talks about the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, that…
What is the polar vortex and how is it related to climate change?

Chilling News

This Guardian article, "What is the polar vortex—and how is it linked to climate change?", explains…
What will climate feel like in 60 years?

What will climate feel like in 60 years?

In 60 years, our home city of Victoria, British Columbia will likely feel more like Seattle,…
What is progress?

What is progress?

Did you know that in 1901, an estimated 38% of cars in the United States were electric,
New study reveals that inconsistent and often insufficient methodologies are used when evaluating environmental impact reports for oil sands project in Alberta.

It’s Time to Step Up

Environmental impact studies of oil sands in Alberta are failing to inform on the health (or lack…
The Green New Deal resolution outlines plans for the US to become carbon neutral in the next 10 years.

The Green New Deal

Last week, the U.S. unveiled a Green New Deal resolution, which outlines plans to become carbon…
School Strike 4 Climate

Youth Speak Up

Last week, our front page featured the civic work of 16-year old Greta Thunberg urging immediate…
Green building

It's time for the Feds to Step Up

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, so they…

The Blame Game

This article in the National Post points out some of the complexities of reducing GHG emissions and…
We have a fighting chance now

We have a fighting chance now

According to the latest research published in the journal Nature Communications, we have a fighting…
Ontario's total employment went up and the economy grew after a minimum wage increase.

Some More Facts

A recent article by the Toronto Star refutes some of the warnings about Ontario's proposed increase…