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Stories by Bill Henderson

Don’t look up and how Canada needs to get to effective climate mitigation 

Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Looking at the Trudeau government mandate letters for key members of cabinet concerning climate mitigation, it's clear we are still stuck in the feasible approach, not even close to effective climate mitigation.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
We need a managed decline of fossil fuel production—the only policy that could reduce emissions by the imperative 50 per cent (at least) by 2030.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Business-as-usual politics is not compatible with meaningful action on greenhouse gas emissions.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Concern is skin deep: all the parties' climate platform policies are grossly insufficient, the climate villains are still in firm control, and any informed outsider would see a nation in deep climate denial.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
What's on offer from the two major parties right now—continued support of the fossil fuel sector—won't cut it.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
After three decades of myopia and cynical indifference—it's the economy, stupid—we're at the brink, if not already over and into chaos.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Climate change has been an existential emergency for more than a decade. The only practical political possibility of needed emission reduction is an emergency coalition government.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Within a year we will see pleas from Alberta workers for a Green New Deal-style transition plan and the next Alberta government post-Kenney will join with CAPP in agreeing to a regulated wind down of production.
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Opinion|By Bill Henderson
In their report, David Robertson and Terry Moore say the Liberals 'are checking the appropriate boxes on a green initiatives checklist rather than developing the elements of a comprehensive climate action plan.'
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
We need governments—especially Biden's American government—to lead in what is probably our last chance to escape climate catastrophe.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
We need to recognize and escape new climate denial—implicatory denial, where we don't act even knowing the climate science and the potentially terminal consequences.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
The Green New Deal, which could do so much to accelerate needed change, is too radical and too impossible for a weak Liberal government.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Mitigation and a return to health will require fully functioning markets. We don't need a planned, centralized economy, but we do need vision and good government policy over an uncertain next decade.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
But it looks like Canada is going to miss a huge opportunity to take much needed action on climate change.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Given three decades of failure, the equivalent of precious weeks wasted before governments reacted seriously to COVID-19, the emergency treatment now required must be a regulated and managed decline of fossil fuels.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Governments around the world are taking drastic measures to respond to COVID-19. Why not climate change?
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