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Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 8, 2024
Members of 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, use axes to break up ground to help the BC Wildfire Service in suppressing fire hot spots outside Topley, B.C., in August 2023. DND photograph by Corporal Alexandre Brisson
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 8, 2024
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 8, 2024
Members of 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, use axes to break up ground to help the BC Wildfire Service in suppressing fire hot spots outside Topley, B.C., in August 2023. DND photograph by Corporal Alexandre Brisson
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 27, 2024
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 27, 2024
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 27, 2024
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 4, 2024
A forest fire in Canada last summer. Stop pretending that climate mitigation is possible in political and economic status quo, and get to an emergency government that can do what we responsibly need to do, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Marc-André Leclerc, DND
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 4, 2024
A forest fire in Canada last summer. Stop pretending that climate mitigation is possible in political and economic status quo, and get to an emergency government that can do what we responsibly need to do, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Marc-André Leclerc, DND
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 9, 2023
A bushfire burns near Binjura, New South Wales, Australia, last week. Photograph courtesy of the NSW Rural Fire Service
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 9, 2023
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 9, 2023
A bushfire burns near Binjura, New South Wales, Australia, last week. Photograph courtesy of the NSW Rural Fire Service
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 27, 2023
An electric-powered OC Transpo bus is parked at Ottawa City Hall for an announcement of new federal support for electric vehicle infrastructure on June 30, 2023. We are waking up to the absolute need for effective mitigation, but half-measures won't cut it any longer, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 27, 2023
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 27, 2023
An electric-powered OC Transpo bus is parked at Ottawa City Hall for an announcement of new federal support for electric vehicle infrastructure on June 30, 2023. We are waking up to the absolute need for effective mitigation, but half-measures won't cut it any longer, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 17, 2023
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. Our present conception of mitigation is a plan to fail. It just keeps fossil fuels in the game running out the clock. It is a plan to sacrifice our kids' future and everything we love and care about, writes Bill Henderson.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 17, 2023
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 17, 2023
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. Our present conception of mitigation is a plan to fail. It just keeps fossil fuels in the game running out the clock. It is a plan to sacrifice our kids' future and everything we love and care about, writes Bill Henderson.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 19, 2023
Toxic smoke from forest wildfires in Quebec and Ontario covered the Ottawa-Gatineau region for at least three days recently, created off-the-charts unhealthy air quality. This photo of the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., was taken on June 6, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 19, 2023
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 19, 2023
Toxic smoke from forest wildfires in Quebec and Ontario covered the Ottawa-Gatineau region for at least three days recently, created off-the-charts unhealthy air quality. This photo of the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., was taken on June 6, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 17, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson speaks with reporters in the West Block on Oct. 18, 2022. The case for rapid government wind-down of fossil fuel production and use just has to be made, debated, and hopefully undertaken by Canadian legislators, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 17, 2023
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 17, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson speaks with reporters in the West Block on Oct. 18, 2022. The case for rapid government wind-down of fossil fuel production and use just has to be made, debated, and hopefully undertaken by Canadian legislators, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | November 10, 2022
A Canadian climate mitigation plan that doesn’t regulate a wind-down of fossil fuel production and mandate increased protection of forests and other ecosystems important to climate mitigation is continuing denial and appeasement, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of James Wheeler/University of Victoria
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | November 10, 2022
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | November 10, 2022
A Canadian climate mitigation plan that doesn’t regulate a wind-down of fossil fuel production and mandate increased protection of forests and other ecosystems important to climate mitigation is continuing denial and appeasement, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of James Wheeler/University of Victoria
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 14, 2022
Energy transitions take decades and we no longer have decades, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 14, 2022
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 14, 2022
Energy transitions take decades and we no longer have decades, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 14, 2022
A view of the oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured in 2008. The 'energy transition' has given way to energy security, while war has added to increasingly harmful weather in lowering agriculture production globally, writes Bill Henderson The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 14, 2022
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 14, 2022
A view of the oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured in 2008. The 'energy transition' has given way to energy security, while war has added to increasingly harmful weather in lowering agriculture production globally, writes Bill Henderson The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 10, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 5, 2022, arriving for a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 10, 2022
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 10, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 5, 2022, arriving for a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | December 20, 2021
Pictured: a protest of government inaction on climate change on Parliament Hill in 2019. Here we have safe, totally defanged climate policy for the electorate, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | December 20, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | December 20, 2021
Pictured: a protest of government inaction on climate change on Parliament Hill in 2019. Here we have safe, totally defanged climate policy for the electorate, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 20, 2021
The newly-elected Trudeau government has promised to reduce emissions by 40 to 44 per cent by 2030. Canadian governments are good at making climate mitigation promises, but a new report from Natural Resources Canada and the Trottier Institute predict that with our present mitigation policies Canada will fall far short of this target—a mere 16 per cent reduction by 2030. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 20, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | October 20, 2021
The newly-elected Trudeau government has promised to reduce emissions by 40 to 44 per cent by 2030. Canadian governments are good at making climate mitigation promises, but a new report from Natural Resources Canada and the Trottier Institute predict that with our present mitigation policies Canada will fall far short of this target—a mere 16 per cent reduction by 2030. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 15, 2021
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Trudeau Liberal government has been abysmal. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise and the government has done everything in its power to expand fossil fuel production, including spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on a pipeline and claiming to be climate leaders while doing less than nothing but waste precious time, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 15, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | September 15, 2021
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Trudeau Liberal government has been abysmal. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise and the government has done everything in its power to expand fossil fuel production, including spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on a pipeline and claiming to be climate leaders while doing less than nothing but waste precious time, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 30, 2021
Pictured: a protest of government inaction on climate change on Parliament Hill in 2019. Neither the Liberals or Conservatives have pledged to end fossil fuel production in Canada, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 30, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 30, 2021
Pictured: a protest of government inaction on climate change on Parliament Hill in 2019. Neither the Liberals or Conservatives have pledged to end fossil fuel production in Canada, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 16, 2021
Sea ice in the North Pole, pictured. Climate scientists know that what is happening out of sight and far away can matter more. The Arctic has been warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Arctic amplification seems to have significantly effected the jet stream, slowing its flow and making it wavy. The weather patterns have changed profoundly. Polar vortexes bring polar air deep down into the continents. Warm air is funnelled up into the Arctic even in winter, melting the Arctic icepack and Greenland glaciers, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia/Flickr Christopher Michel
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 16, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 16, 2021
Sea ice in the North Pole, pictured. Climate scientists know that what is happening out of sight and far away can matter more. The Arctic has been warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Arctic amplification seems to have significantly effected the jet stream, slowing its flow and making it wavy. The weather patterns have changed profoundly. Polar vortexes bring polar air deep down into the continents. Warm air is funnelled up into the Arctic even in winter, melting the Arctic icepack and Greenland glaciers, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia/Flickr Christopher Michel
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 29, 2021
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured in 2008. The Trudeau Liberals deserve Ds and Fs in any realistic climate report card and Canadians need a government that can deliver effective climate mitigation. Will Canada's climate intelligentsia be honest and inform Canadians about what has to happen before we go to the polls, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 29, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | July 29, 2021
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured in 2008. The Trudeau Liberals deserve Ds and Fs in any realistic climate report card and Canadians need a government that can deliver effective climate mitigation. Will Canada's climate intelligentsia be honest and inform Canadians about what has to happen before we go to the polls, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 10, 2021
Joe Biden's administration is not only showing leadership and competency in handling the pandemic, positioning the U.S. for a strong economic recovery, and endeavouring to lower rhetoric and tensions in a deeply divided America, but, most importantly, the new administration is launching an 'all-of-government' approach to the most serious threat to America's future, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 10, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | May 10, 2021
Joe Biden's administration is not only showing leadership and competency in handling the pandemic, positioning the U.S. for a strong economic recovery, and endeavouring to lower rhetoric and tensions in a deeply divided America, but, most importantly, the new administration is launching an 'all-of-government' approach to the most serious threat to America's future, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 22, 2021
The oil sands, pictured in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Liberals' climate policies by two veteran researchers clearly shows the Libs are far more interested in protecting Canada's extractive economy from needed climate change mitigation than in protecting Canadians and all of our futures from climate catastrophe, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 22, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 22, 2021
The oil sands, pictured in Fort McMurray, Alta. The Liberals' climate policies by two veteran researchers clearly shows the Libs are far more interested in protecting Canada's extractive economy from needed climate change mitigation than in protecting Canadians and all of our futures from climate catastrophe, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 15, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden is hosting a pivotal climate summit this month. Three decades of climate change denial and procrastination—led by America in particular—have left humanity on the brink, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 15, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 15, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden is hosting a pivotal climate summit this month. Three decades of climate change denial and procrastination—led by America in particular—have left humanity on the brink, writes Bill Henderson. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 1, 2021
The Trudeau government pretended to be climate leaders at the Paris COP, but five years later, emissions continue to rise, expansion of fossil fuel production—coal in British Columbia and Alberta, LNG in British Columbia and oil across the country—continues to be government policy, and we look set to waste even more of the precious remaining time to 2030, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 1, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 1, 2021
The Trudeau government pretended to be climate leaders at the Paris COP, but five years later, emissions continue to rise, expansion of fossil fuel production—coal in British Columbia and Alberta, LNG in British Columbia and oil across the country—continues to be government policy, and we look set to waste even more of the precious remaining time to 2030, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 18, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is not acting fast to proactively to contain the growing danger of climate change, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 18, 2021
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | January 18, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is not acting fast to proactively to contain the growing danger of climate change, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 10, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on July 8, 2020, in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 10, 2020
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | August 10, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on July 8, 2020, in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 29, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 29, 2020, 'climate change is an emergency. This must mean a new government, an emergency coalition government that can act, and renouncing our present plan to fail,' writes climate change activist Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 29, 2020
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | June 29, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 29, 2020, 'climate change is an emergency. This must mean a new government, an emergency coalition government that can act, and renouncing our present plan to fail,' writes climate change activist Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 27, 2020
Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured. Fossil-producing regions could have a few more years of fossil production that do make money while a Green New Deal-style plan builds out renewable potential that will, in time, create a much more stable and resilient, less fossil-flammable economy, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 27, 2020
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | April 27, 2020
Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured. Fossil-producing regions could have a few more years of fossil production that do make money while a Green New Deal-style plan builds out renewable potential that will, in time, create a much more stable and resilient, less fossil-flammable economy, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 23, 2020
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson arrives for Question Period in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2020. The modest carbon tax implemented by Canada's Liberal government is an example of simply tinkering around the margins of a global problem, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 23, 2020
Opinion | BY BILL HENDERSON | March 23, 2020
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson arrives for Question Period in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2020. The modest carbon tax implemented by Canada's Liberal government is an example of simply tinkering around the margins of a global problem, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade