The Premier of Ontario visits a mosque, revealing much about our society

Summary: Small incidents in the news often reveal hidden but large trends in society, if we examine them carefully. Such as a recent visit by Ontario's Premier to a local mosque. Her political allies cheer; her political foes laugh and mock. But it tells us so much more. {Also, see yesterday's post: Trump points to Sweden’s problems … Continue reading The Premier of Ontario visits a mosque, revealing much about our society

Mining the oil sands is safer than deep offshore drilling, but as dirty (or even dirtier)

Summary:  Canada's oil sands are becoming one of America's major sources of oil, and our dependence on it can only grow.  This new report tells the story, with some eye-opening graphics:  “Canada’s Oil Sands: Shrinking Window of Opportunity“, by RiskMetrics Group for Ceres, May 2010. Contents Introduction Executive Summary Key Report Findings Oil Sands Production … Continue reading Mining the oil sands is safer than deep offshore drilling, but as dirty (or even dirtier)