Slippery Words and Discussing Climate

A Good Example of Slippery Words and Talking about Climate

I was thinking about slippery words and discussing climate. Slippery words can steer us in many directions that affect the way we discuss climate.

We Need to Listen Too

We Need to Listen Too

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … We Need to Listen Too Mid-summer is always quiet for us. Our clients go on holidays, or are working with a reduced staff. So, our email goes quiet, except for the perpetual spam. Also, the only phone calls we get are from unsolicited sales reps and the fake Google …

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Going on a Carbon Diet

Going on a Carbon Diet

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … Going on a Carbon Diet Last week, I saw an ad on television for the umpteenth time. The ad made me realize that going on a carbon diet is similar to any other reduction activity. In fact, a nice-looking, slim woman held a big netted bag of fruit …

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Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry

Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry Joan and I love puns, and have had many happy moments in pun fights, trying to outdo each other. Unfortunately, she usually wins. Her winning pun is usually so bad that I am at a loss for words and all I can …

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Climate Resilience is a Choice

Climate Resilience is a Choice

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … Climate Resilience is a Choice Lately, I have been thinking about how climate resilience is a choice. I often get pamphlets and flyers from banks and investment experts with wealth advice.  In fact, these offers pack both my snail mail and email. And, it’s good advice, like the kind …

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Climate Argument and Scientific Debate

Climate Argument and Scientific Debate

Today, I want to consider the difference between climate argument and scientific debate. As a climate specialist, this is a subject close to my heart. In fact, I welcome chats about climate, as talking is a big step towards acting. But, arguing about climate is often fruitless. It allows us to vent our feelings, but …

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A Couple of Degrees Matters

A Couple of Degrees Matters

Today, a personal reflection on climate change and how a couple of degrees matters. I have been working on climate change issues for almost thirty years now. I had hoped that we would have reached a stage where we got over the arguments and got on with the work. But, that is a naïve hope of …

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Climate Change Isn't a Hobby

Climate Change isn’t a Hobby

For me, climate change isn’t a hobby. On a recent blog post, I received comments like “My, you chat about climate change so often!”  I admit to being a squeaky wheel on the topic.  However, I got the impression that the comment suggested that I view climate change as a “Hobby”, a diversion, like playing with LEGO.  The …

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Words, Language and the Climate Debate

Words, Language and the Climate Debate

Words and language in the climate debate can lead to misunderstandings, communication gaps, and conflict. As a bilingual person, I am sensitive to the nuances of meanings words can convey, and how those colourations can affect the messages we are trying to convey. My family emigrated from Hong Kong when I was ten.  It was an …

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Climate Change and Politics

Climate Change and Politics – It Ain’t a Football Game

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the intersection between climate change and politics. In fact, climate doesn’t respect politics. I have worked on climate change issues for over twenty-five years. Much has changed. The science is better and our data is more robust. However, much has not changed at all. Even after twenty-five …

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