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Richard van der Jagt

Richard van der Jagt is a retired hematologist/oncologist with a longstanding research interest on the affects of the environment on health, and an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Fracking involves the injection of huge amounts of water, sand, and often toxic chemicals under high pressure beneath oil/gas wells, shattering rocks, forcing natural gas or oil to the surface, and can cause low intensity earthquakes. The flowback to the surface is highly toxic and is sometimes allowed to flow into nearby rivers. Photograph courtesy of jwigley from Pixabay
Fracking involves the injection of huge amounts of water, sand, and often toxic chemicals under high pressure beneath oil/gas wells, shattering rocks, forcing natural gas or oil to the surface, and can cause low intensity earthquakes. The flowback to the surface is highly toxic and is sometimes allowed to flow into nearby rivers. Photograph courtesy of jwigley from Pixabay
Opinion | BY GEOFF STRONG, RICHARD VAN DER JAGT | August 10, 2023
The only practical choice now available to the world is a rapid replacement of fossil fuel energy with renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric), while ending support for fossil fuels, write Geoff Strong and Richard van der Jagt. Photograph courtesy of Michael Mueller on Flickr
Opinion | BY GEOFF STRONG, RICHARD VAN DER JAGT | August 10, 2023
Opinion | BY GEOFF STRONG, RICHARD VAN DER JAGT | August 10, 2023
The only practical choice now available to the world is a rapid replacement of fossil fuel energy with renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric), while ending support for fossil fuels, write Geoff Strong and Richard van der Jagt. Photograph courtesy of Michael Mueller on Flickr
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault. A key component of Canada's climate plan is based in a misconception of what 'net-zero emissions' means, write Geoff Strong and Richard van der Jagt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault. A key component of Canada's climate plan is based in a misconception of what 'net-zero emissions' means, write Geoff Strong and Richard van der Jagt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade