Monthly Archives: September 2012

DEPENDENCE ON CHINA’S GROWTH NOT PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY

Media coverage of Premier Wall’s recent trip to China was “dumbed-down”.  It takes courage to criticize an economy that is “doing well” in conventional terms. Conventional terms are exclusively about economic growth; not health, or justice, not human rights or … Continue reading

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THE END OF GROWTH – first in a series

In 1972 the book Limits to Growth was published. This year, forty years later, the book The End of Growth came out. The first book emerged from the elite think tank the Club of Rome; the second comes from Jeff … Continue reading

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WHY LAKE WINNIPEG’S DEGRADATION IS A PRAIRIE-WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CALAMITY

Industrial-agricultural contaminants and Regina’s poorly treated sewage are degrading the Qu’Appelle Valley lake chain. This is a microcosm of a much larger and more devastating trend on the prairies. Waterways in southern Saskatchewan are part of the huge Lake Winnipeg … Continue reading

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