Tag Archives: Environment

Two degrees of escalation

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy predicts how  two degrees of global warming might affect Canada, including the Far North. Many links, graphics and the report itself available here: Climate Prosperity – National Round Table on … Continue reading

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In Iqaluit, history repeats itself

You may have heard by now that the Government of Nunavut is paying $2.2 million — most of which is actually Ottawa’s money — to build a custom-made research vessel that by 2011 will sail the waters of the eastern … Continue reading

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The IFAW goes for a reindeer ride

That $100-million-a-year fundraising business known as the International Fund for Animal Welfare has now set its sights on the Peary and Dolphin-Union caribou herds. The Peary caribou range lies entirely within Nunavut, while the Dolphin-Union herd’s range straddles the boundary … Continue reading

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“The Arctic as we know it may soon be a thing of the past.”

Well, that’s what one respected IPY researcher says.

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Worth reading

Good piece by Franklyn Griffiths in the Globe and Mail today. Added later: You might also want to read this article by Doug Saunders as a kind of companion piece.

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Mitch Taylor doesn’t deserve this

Mitch Taylor’s views on climatology may be eccentric. But they do not justify this: Polar bear expert barred by global warmists. He’s not a climatologist. He’s a polar bear biologist. His views on climatology are irrelevant to the question of … Continue reading

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Clear thinking on Arctic sovereignty

As promised in the preceding post: Franklyn Griffith’s recent essay on Canadian Arctic sovereignty issues, published recently in Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North. In, it he performs the work that one expects of a competent scholar: … Continue reading

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Good reading for northern policy geeks

Last weekend in Iqaluit, the Institute for  Research on Public Policy launched a fine new book: Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North. You can buy it here, for $49.95. In it, you’ll find scholarly essays by people … Continue reading

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A star is born

We have no way of knowing how history will judge Michaëlle Jean after her term as Governor General expires. But for most people alive today in Nunavut, their memories of the tour that ended today will survive until the end … Continue reading

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Michaëlle Jean and The Raw and the Cooked (1)

Let’s not forget that all she did was swallow a few grams of unprocessed animal protein extracted from the body of a thriving species of seal whose population numbers in the millions. But her detractors talk as if Michaëlle Jean … Continue reading

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