David Suzuki!

A living Canadian legend dropped by Prairie Dog’s office this afternoon! David Suzuki is in town for the Blue Dot Tour, which goes tonight at seven at the Conexus Arts Centre. You can and should buy tickets here. Musical guests include Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Royal Wood. It will be tons of fun. I … Continue reading “David Suzuki!”

If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm

Nobody has any business mocking those suffering from mental health issues such as bipolar depression. But if your best known political act is running semi-naked through Regina City Hall and screaming for Mayor Fiacco, I think there are a few issues in your life to resolve before you undertake the next stage of your political … Continue reading “If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm”

Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists

How did I miss this? Not only did I miss the story Friday morning but I got an e-mail from the Suzuki Foundation on Saturday, and I missed that, too. Boo me. Anyway, David Suzuki has resigned from the board of his charitable foundation. Here’s an excerpt from his resignation letter: I have reached a … Continue reading “Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists”

Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel

A while back I mentioned the David Suzuki Foundation is hawking deadly T-shirts and other stuff in its gift shoppe. Christmas is coming up, but if you’re not the type to give gifts there’s always selfishness. In fact I ordered myself a shirt the day I wrote that post and today it arrived and it … Continue reading “Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel”

Saved By Whales

The Trans Mountain court decision is good but we’ve still far to go Science Matters | by David Suzuki Saved by the whales! The Federal Appeal Court decision on Aug. 30 to quash the government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was largely based on the National Energy Board’s failure to consider the … Continue reading “Saved By Whales”

Sept. 13–26, 2018

View the print edition. The Fall Arts Guide! City Hall Anti-Municipal Malice Doug Ford proves cities need to stop taking crap and fight back | by Paul Dechene Opinion My Summer of Hate A friendly reminder that bus bigots, Twitter trolls and other racists suck | by Jorge Ignacio Castillo World Another LGBTQ Evolution India … Continue reading “Sept. 13–26, 2018”

Hot Enough For You?

Climate change deniers say warming stopped. They’re wrong, again Science Matters | by David Suzuki If you follow climate news (and you should), you’ve likely heard of the global warming “hiatus”. In attempts to keep the world hooked on diminishing reserves of polluting fossil fuels, climate science deniers seized on that phenomenon to claim the … Continue reading “Hot Enough For You?”

Aug. 30 – Sep. 12, 2018

View the print edition online The Labour Day Report Give The People A Raise Saskatchewan’s bottom-feeding minimum wage needs a big boost | by Paul Dechene The Labour Day Report Working It Out SFL president Larry Hubich surveys the state of Saskatchewan’s labour force | by Stephen Whitworth World Spilled Prime Ministers The Australian sickness: communicable malady or contained inanity? | … Continue reading “Aug. 30 – Sep. 12, 2018”

The Jevons Paradox

Energy efficiency will help stall climate disruption but we’ll need multiple strategies Science Matters | by David Suzuki In the race against the increasingly widespread and devastating consequences of climate change, solutions tend to focus on products and technologies. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, biofuels, carbon capture and storage and geoengineering get much of the attention, … Continue reading “The Jevons Paradox”

August 16–29, 2018

Read the print version online Feature Camp Justice Goes To Court One of Canada’s most powerful protests takes its case to Queen’s Bench | by Gregory Beatty World Hothouse Earth We’re running out of time to stop an apocalyptic climate spiral | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters The Jevons Paradox Energy efficiency will help stall … Continue reading “August 16–29, 2018”

Stop The Stalling

This summer proves we can’t hide from global warming’s consequences Science Matters | by David Suzuki Over the past few months, heat records have broken worldwide. In early July, the temperature in Ouargla, Algeria, reached 51.3 C, the highest ever recorded in Africa! Temperatures in the eastern and southwestern United States and southeastern Canada have … Continue reading “Stop The Stalling”

August 2–15, 2018

Read the print version online. News What Just Happened? Situations, circumstances and events from a broiled planet City Hall City Verses Province While Toronto talks secession Regina wrestles with crumbling roads | by Paul Dechene World Where Will It All End? Our climate change future is looking a lot worse than most think | by … Continue reading “August 2–15, 2018”

Traffic Treatment

Mobility pricing relieves car congestion so we can breathe easier Science Matters | by David Suzuki By 2002, drivers in London, England, were spending as much as half their commuting time stalled in traffic, contributing to much of the city centre’s dangerous particulate pollution. To deal with a growing population, increasing gridlock and air quality … Continue reading “Traffic Treatment”

June 7–20, 2018

City Hall Where You Can Pot The cannabis zoning debate takes over city hall like a weed | by Paul Dechene World Nicaragua In Ferment Is the end nearing for Sandinista stalwarts Ortega and Murillo? | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Traffic Treatment Mobility pricing relieves car congestion so we can breathe easier | by David Suzuki Art Work In Progress Lori Blondeau: … Continue reading “June 7–20, 2018”

Why So Angry?

Outrage over an honourary degree proves we need more debate Science Matters | by David Suzuki Shortly after completing my Ph.D in the U.S., I taught in the University of Alberta’s genetics department. It’s also where I started my broadcasting career. I’m honoured that the university is giving me an honorary degree for being “the … Continue reading “Why So Angry?”

May 24 — June 6, 2018

BEST OF FOOD 2018 RESULTS! Feature Oh, The Humanities Congress brings Canada’s liberal arts spotlight to Saskatchewan | by Gregory Beatty World Palestinian Despair Walking into bullets is an act of hopelessness, not terrorism | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Why So Angry? Outrage over an honourary degree proves we need more debate | by … Continue reading “May 24 — June 6, 2018”

All About “Whatabouts”

Changing subjects and ignoring facts pollutes public discourse Science Matters | by David Suzuki “We’re not going to get off fossil fuels overnight!” How many times have you heard that? Over the decades I’ve been hearing it, we’ve increased exploration and development, continued to build infrastructure that locks us in to fossil fuels for years … Continue reading “All About “Whatabouts””

May 10–23, 2018

City Hall Sunshine And Red Ink It’s finally spring and everything’s coming up buses at council | by Paul Dechene World Marx at 200 Some animals can be more equal than others (but not too much more) | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters All About “Whatabouts” Changing subjects and ignoring facts pollutes public discourse | … Continue reading “May 10–23, 2018”

They Just Don’t Get It

The Kinder Morgan controversy proves we need to shift course Science Matters | by David Suzuki On March 31, an underwater pipeline carrying oil to a refinery in Balikpapan, Indonesia, broke, spreading crude over 20,000 hectares of Balikpapan Bay. Some of it ignited, killing five fishermen. Area residents experienced health problems including nausea, vomiting and … Continue reading “They Just Don’t Get It”