January 3, 2019: Designing (Policy) for the Future

I remember a time, not too long ago, perhaps only a couple of years really, when fun-loving if slightly condescending colleagues would call me a tree-hugging feminist and blatantly declare that my views were radical. It was frustrating, but then,…

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November 26, 2017: Turning to Solar in a Time of Crisis

Last week, I played The Newtonian Shift. It is a game that simulates 25 years of energy transition as part of a 6 hour simulation game. In the energy transition, which plays out differently each time, depending on who is…

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November 20, 2017: Reporting (for) Action

Today, the radio and news reports are full of incongruities. In the headlines are the following stories: Edward Stuzik’s new book¬†Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future apparently does link the Fort McMurray fires of 2016 to climate change and…

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November 17, 2017: Dreaming Crises

In a feverish sleep, I dreamt that I kept trying to tell people something and no words would come out. I kept mouthing the words, where there was no sound. This inability to talk was also linked to some form…

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November 14, 2017: Warnings

15,000+ scientists from 184 countries (and counting) have issued a warning to the world population. This is the second time the scientific community has issued such a warning. The first, according to a CBC report, was in 1992. That was…

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November 8, 2017: Dehli Smog

Today, November 8th 2017, the¬†air quality in Delhi has been declared a public health emergency. Here in Canada, while I breathe effortless regardless the air quality alerts, my cute cute loving little boys are often gasping for air: on summer…

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