Posts from the ‘climate change’ category

On Pipelines, Oil, and Risk: An FAQ

– – – THE GLOBAL Q: What is a pipeline? A pipeline is a means of transporting products from one point to another via a piping…

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The Troubling Rise in Global Automobile Ownership: An FAQ

We are part of the problem. | Create infographics   What is the central issue of this FAQ paper? This FAQ paper addresses the global issue…

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Nuclear Energy on Hold: An Atomausstieg FAQ

(Image via Michaela) – – – What is “Atomausstieg”? The German term Atomausstieg [1] refers to the end of the production and use of nuclear energy…

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PUBLIC HEARING: Northern Gateway pipeline panel coming to Vancouver

From Business Vancouver: The federal panel reviewing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal will be in Vancouver later this month to hear final oral arguments for and…

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Canada’s Arctic: An Unsettling Past And An Uncertain Future

The Vancouver Aquarium is hosting Drs. Louis Fortier and David Barber on December 10, 6:15-8:15pm. The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to join us for a unique…

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Scary: When a scientist tries to write a song.

…Although it can’t be helped, since I’m inclined towards strange science pursuits when I’m procrastinating from marking! Anyway, here is a song I, a lowly scientist,…

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In case you’re wondering how an oil spill can turn into a theme park.

By DAVID NG Ever since the Keystone XL Pipeline (originally slated to transport Tar Sand bitumen from Alberta to Nebraska) was stalled, the attention on finding…

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Watch this video on big oil and its spin: Not only is it relevant, it’s also beautifully done.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uKgU7krWzE&w=600&h=338] From the Post Carbon Institute, via Visual News.

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UBC’s Oil and Gas Investments: Ensign Energy

UBC has made environmental sustainability a priority in its most important strategic documents, its classes, its research, and its operations. Despite that, it invests over $4.5…

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Katic: UBC’s fossil fuel investments

Does this bother you? That’s over 4.5 million in oil and gas investments. (Read the full report [pdf]). Bill McKibben thinks we might want to change…

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