Category Archives: Environmentalism and Ecomodernism

A challenge to the climate activists, Leapers and anti-pipeline activists: show us your plans

I started this blog to provide a venue for pragmatic discussions about evidence-based environmental decision-making. The problem with being both pragmatic and evidence-based is that it grounds you in the mundane realities of the world. It prevents you from taking … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Climate Change, Climate Change Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Leap Manifesto, Pipelines, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

On Lukewarmism, denial and a look at the state of the environmental movement

This weekend was a busy one for me, but I had time early in the mornings (thanks to our new puppy) to spend a little time catching up on what is happening in the environmental world. In the process I … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Climate Change, Climate Change Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Lukewarmers, Uncategorized | 37 Comments

Debunking the Leap Manifesto 100% Renewables by 2050 demand

My vocal challenges to the viability of “The Leap Manifesto” have earned me some negative feedback and as such I figure it is necessary to back up my opinions with a few numbers. In doing this I will differentiate myself … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Leap Manifesto, Uncategorized | 47 Comments

On blogging and the irrelevance of academic peer review in multi-disciplinary fields

In my short blogging career I have been challenged, on more than one occasion, to submit my writing to peer-reviewed academic journals. My response has been to point out that my work undergoes peer review the second I post it … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

A look at British Columbia’s energy picture in light of the Paris Agreement

In the last month or so, I have seen an upsurge of comments on my Twitter feed, and at the #bcpoli hashtag, from individuals who I can best describe as “politically active” and “partisans”. These tweets have centered on the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, General Politics | 10 Comments

On Pragmatic Environmentalism: Being the Responsible Adult in the Room

I wasn’t sure what I wanted write about this weekend only to open up the paper (okay figuratively since I read the paper online) to discover that my next topic had pretty much dropped itself into my lap. There in … Continue reading

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On “Shilling” for evidence-based decision making

In the last couple weeks I have had a very interesting time on my social media platforms. As many of you might know I have a regular blog at the Huffington Post. I use that blog to present shorter versions … Continue reading

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