IPCC-nik Andrew Weaver riding waves of suspect Tides?

As readers of this blog will know, Andrew Weaver is the Deputy Leader of the BC Green Party – and also a candidate in the forthcoming Provincial election. He’s also very much a green-heart-on-sleeve activist, and supposedly an “objective” Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s forthcoming 5th Assessment Report. In my…

Sustainable what?!

A few days ago, I heard an item on CBC news which reminded listeners that British Columbia’s infamous “carbon tax” (thank you so much, Andrew Weaver) will be increased again on Canada Day (July 1). This supposedly “revenue neutral” tax was introduced some years ago – and has succeeded in making me wish I could…

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…