Category Archives: Sustainability

INSIGHTS FROM OUR SPLIT BRAIN: Part 2, EVOLUTION, NEUROSCIENCE AND OUR QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILTY

BY Jim Harding Ph D We now know that our evolved brain is somewhat split, with a right and left hemisphere. Interconnected and always communicating through the corpus callosum, these hemispheres nevertheless nurture different qualities of consciousness. The right hemisphere … Continue reading

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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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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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THE FOLLY OF SASK PARTY’S CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE (CCS)

By Jim Harding The expensive carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Boundary Dam is back in the news. It should be! The NDP opposition is doing its job raising questions about the cost effectiveness of the Sask Party’s mega-project. … Continue reading

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TEN LOST YEARS WITH THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, Part 1

By Jim Harding It’s good that the Harper Conservatives dropped the term “Progressive”. It’s also good that they didn’t call themselves “Reform”. The existing Conservative Party isn’t “conservative” in any normal sense of the term; they don’t want to conserve … Continue reading

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