Shifting sands of watercourses and lakes

Just in case you might have missed it, due to all eyes being on the Doha non-negotiations (or diverted elsewhere), there was a meeting of yet another UN body, albeit of shorter duration, that has just concluded. This was a confab of a body of The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which (all…

Of coffee beans and CBC climate hypochondriacs

Canada’s “national” broadcaster, the CBC continues to practice its longstanding habit of controlling the climate message. There’s an article (with no byline, so it was probably churned from a press release) in their “Technology & Science” section, dated today, which begins: Coffee beans in danger of extinction Climate change could kill off prized Arabica plants…

Mid-agenda warm period detected in biodiversity hockey stick

Not sure about you, but I always thought of a “pavilion” as being a physical structure. However, as you can see, in United Nations (UN)-speak it obviously means something completely different! The “Rio Conventions Pavilion” (RCP) was evidently dreamed up to: raise awareness and disseminate information on best practices and scientific findings on the benefits…

More on BC’s carbon tax “review”

A few days ago, I had commented on a recent CBC news item announcing that the government of British Columbia was embarking on a “review” of BC’s Carbon Tax. The CBC’s record of providing useful links to back up its stories is far from sterling – and at the time of my original post, I…

Of ethics, forests and fuelling fury: the CBC in action

[Please see UPDATE at end of this post -hro] Canada’s “national” broadcaster, the CBC. used to have a reputation for excellent journalism. This was in the days of the late Barbara Frum who once said: I hate falseness…I hate a lie – the big ones as well as the little tiny ones…and that really fuels…