Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Prime Minister flies to Maritimes

Prime Minister Trudeau to fly to Canada’s maritime provinces today, dumping more carbon into the atmosphere to encourage future climate catastrophies.

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Guardian: Growth kills millions in china

Although China imposed the world’s strictest lockdowns to protect its people from Covid-19, the deadly impact from non-communicable diseases is much less well understood and threatens to kill tens of millions of Chinese in the coming decades without tougher public … Continue reading

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Climate Devastation and Fossil Fuel Profits – The Bullet

What do Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and Jackson, Mississippi, have in common? They’ve all recently experienced climate-related catastrophic rains and flooding, resulting in the loss of homes, electricity, and running water. But, even more importantly, they are all low-income regions inhabited … Continue reading

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Food Barons 2022 | ETC Group

ETC Group’s 2022 update of corporate concentration offers a snapshot of the world’s Food Barons – the biggest players up and down the industrial food and agriculture chain. We examine the leading corporations that control each of 11 key industrial … Continue reading

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OECD flags degrowth (smile!)

Global [de]growth is projected to [strengthen] weaken further in 2023 Global growth is projected to remain subdued in the second half of 2022 and ease further in 2023, resulting in annual average increases of just under 3% in 2022 and … Continue reading

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Guardian: How the gas industry capitalized on the Ukraine war to change Biden policy

The Russian tanks and armored vehicles had barely begun to roll into Ukraine before the fossil fuel industry in the US had swung into action. A letter was swiftly dispatched to the White House, urging an immediate escalation in gas … Continue reading

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Three Congressional Hearings on Climate Disinformation Bring New Industry Documents to Light

This week was a big one for climate hearings! Rep Katie Porter and her Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has been looking into PR firms and their role in warping the public discourse on climate. She had a … Continue reading

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The past two years have proven anew that when the rich get richer it doesn’t ‘trickle down’.

The world’s richest 1 per cent increased their wealth until they owned more than the bottom half of the world’s entire population. The world’s billionaires saw their wealth increase by nearly 70 per cent during the pandemic. https://www.ips-journal.eu/topics/economy-and-ecology/here-we-go-again-6188/

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Explainer: What are Canada’s worst tax loopholes? | Canadians for Tax Fairness

The Canadian government loses over 40 billion dollars every year because of tax loopholes. Most of that money ends up in the pockets of large corporations and very rich people, whose wealth would continue to grow even if those loopholes … Continue reading

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Degrowth is the only path to a sustainable future – Owen Schalk in Canadian Dimension

There is no time left. Entire regions of the Earth’s surface bake at regular intervals, killing thousands in brutal and now-routine heat waves. The immolation of incomprehensibly large swathes of woodland is going on, somewhere, right now. Climate refugees are … Continue reading

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