The ugly king in the south, the beautiful king in the north, and the Roman god, Jupiter. Viewing our predicament through the lens of symbolism reveals a lot about the questions that might lead us to the Holy Grail.
"No deal ... no buyout." A speech that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could have given if he'd said 'no' to Kinder Morgan is imagined by 'Mitchell Beer, publisher of The Energy Mix, an e-digest on climate change, energy, and post-carbon solutions.
A few days before Bill Morneau announced the federal government’s plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline, my morning newspaper displayed the collision of forces behind this decision. On one page was a story about the pipeline’s expansion, and on the facing page was a story about cities on B.C.’s coast planning to build seawalls and abandon low-lying land to cope with rising ocean levels
As Bill McKibben told me recently, seated on Burnaby Mountain where we were sheltering in the shade of a Douglas fir on a blazingly hot May day, "Physics is remarkably disinterested in how the economy is doing right now, or where in the election cycle we are."