Category Archives: Human Impact

EVOLUTION, NEURO-SCIENCE AND THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Part 1 in a Series BY Jim Harding, Ph D There’s a new TV series about “the enlightenment”. It’s not about the renaissance and the rise of science after the Middle Ages in Western Europe. It looks back further, to … Continue reading

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THE FORT McMURRAY MEGA-FIRE: WE ARE WAY PAST WAKE-UP CALLS

By Jim Harding, PhD Nearly 90,000 environmental refugees in once oil-rich Alberta; who would have imagined? A seemingly endless cavalcade of frightened people in vehicles spewing more carbon as they escape an inferno! And the outpouring of support from fellow … Continue reading

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WHY WE DON’T CELEBRATE EARTH DAY MUCH IN SASKATCHEWAN

BY Jim Harding Ph. D. We didn’t hear a lot about Earth Day in Saskatchewan this year. There is a reason why. I had the honour of speaking at a Multi-Faith/Multicultural event at the Natural History Museum which awarded art … Continue reading

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FIRST EVER ALL-CANDIDATES ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

By Jim Harding, Ph. D. March 24th the Qu’Appelle Valley Environmental Association (QVEA) hosted a forum for candidates in the two main ridings abutting the Qu’Appelle Valley. They were asked: “What will you and your party do to protect and … Continue reading

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WHY IS SASKATCHEWAN SO FAR BEHIND ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

BY Jim Harding This is the fourth in the pre-election Series “Up Against the Wall”. Our province is now Canada’s largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). We have surpassed Alberta which previously held this notorious reputation. There are … Continue reading

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ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Has Premier Wall Been Forward-Looking?

By Jim Harding This is the third in the pre-election series “Up Against the Wall” Premier Wall hasn’t had much to say since he returned from the climate change talks in Paris. He is standing out as the only premier … Continue reading

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ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Has Premier Wall Been Forward-Looking?

By Jim Harding This is the third in the pre-election series “Up Against the Wall” Premier Wall hasn’t had much to say since he returned from the climate change talks in Paris. He is standing out as the only premier … Continue reading

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