Blog – Concern Over Sweeping Cuts to Alberta Parks

“In a world of steadily rising global temperatures, increasing human population and steady loss of wildlife habitat, protected parks and recreation reserves around the globe are some of the last vestiges of wild space where people can find connection to nature and a source of physical and mental health. Wildlife depend on these spaces forContinue reading “Blog – Concern Over Sweeping Cuts to Alberta Parks”

Article – Expect the Unexpected: Agricultural Trends

“Most climate models predict a near future that sees a likely increase in agricultural productivity in Western Canada, but Blade points out that it would be folly to look at that data and think there’s nothing to worry about. “ Read about it here: https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/expect-the-unexpected/

Politics – Where do Alberta’s Political Parties Stand?

We are not in an election year, but that doesn’t mean we should stop looking at what our political parties promised us back during the last election. Investigate what political parties in Alberta proposed to support during the 2019 election campaign. Thoughts to reflect on: – How has each party continued to support and advanceContinue reading “Politics – Where do Alberta’s Political Parties Stand?”

Article – 2020’s Hit Reveals the Oil Energy Peak

“It’s often difficult to recognize civilization-sized shifts in behavior until after they’ve occurred. Until the pandemic none of the major oil forecasters had seen an imminent demand peak. The debate won’t end now, especially with signs that the pandemic will ease in 2021. But if we look back from here and see the oil peak clearlyContinue reading “Article – 2020’s Hit Reveals the Oil Energy Peak”

New Proposed Coal Mine in Crowsnest Pass Causes Mixed Opinions in Nearby Communities

“ ‘No community-level consultation has been done on the Blood Tribe,’ [Calf Robe] said, ‘and, as far as I know, has not been done with any of the communities in Treaty 7.’ ‘So those letters of support that were issued were issued without community-level consultation in any of these communities.’ “ Read more about theContinue reading “New Proposed Coal Mine in Crowsnest Pass Causes Mixed Opinions in Nearby Communities”

Podcast: Alberta Better – The Cost of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy

In this episode of Alberta Better, researcher Ryan Riordan discusses the economic impacts and fiscal investments required to meet the Federal government’s plan to achieve Canada’s net-zero emissions by 2050. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.businesscouncilab.com/podcast/episode-024-the-cost-of-canadas-low-carbon-economy/