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Archive for December 11th, 2008

Climate change is a challenge for us all

Posted by Colin Rose on December 11, 2008

 

The StatsCan data show that Governments, David Suzuki and Al Gore have had very little effect of profligate consumption. We are programmed by billions of years of evolution to consume anything we can get our hands on regardless of the destruction our greed is causing to ourselves or the environment. But it does appear that capitalist democracy has a marvelous self-correcting mechanism. The current recession clearly shows that when uncontrolled greed causes the money to run out consumption and GHG emissions drop dramatically but we aren`t dying like house flies in winter. For the sake of the environment if not our own health one can hope that the recession will last long enough that we will learn to accept that we can live happily with a lot less food, drugs and gadgets. 


Climate change is a challenge for us all
THE STUDY CITED IS AVAILABLE IN STATSCAN’S THE DAILY FOR DEC. 9, AT WWW. STATCAN.GC.CA
The Gazette
11 Dec 2008

Climate change is a challenge not only for governments and big corporations, but for every person on Earth, since we are each individually responsible for generating greenhouse gases. New figures from Statistics Canada drive the point home, showing…read more…

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No free airplane seats for obese passengers

Posted by Colin Rose on December 11, 2008

Does alcohol addiction count as a disability? Do we excuse homicide by drunk drivers because they are “disabled”. Obesity is caused by addiction to junk food and warrants no more sympathy than alcoholism. Certainly, there is no reason people who can control junk food addiction should pay higher plane fares to accomodate those who can’t.

 


No free airplane seats for obese passengers

The Gazette
08 Dec 2008

Disabled Canadians scored a welcome victory last month when the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a regulation requiring airlines to provide free domestic flights for attendants travelling with the severely disabled. Airlines insist that certain…read more…

 

 

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