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COP27, Briefly

I'll admit to being a bad climate change specialist/professional and I did not pay a ton of attention to COP27 while it was going on. The U.S. Midterms, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and some skullduggery around union rights in my home province of Ontario dominated the news during COP, and I didn't see much… Continue reading COP27, Briefly

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The Long and Fraught Road to COP27

The 27th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference is upon us! Usually shorthanded to COP (long story), and individual COPs get a number. So there's COP1, COP2, COP15, COP21, et cetera. This November is COP27. An event where world leaders, business leaders, legislators, lobbyists, celebrities, finance hawks, non-profits, activists, and an army of corporate representatives… Continue reading The Long and Fraught Road to COP27

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Florida: A Discussion on Managed Retreat

"You know, you guys should be really worried about climate change" Pete Townshend, guitarist of British rock band 'The Who' told an audience of thousands at a Who concert in Tampa, Florida, in 2019. If I'd been in the crowd, I'd have bellowed, "NO SHIT!" right back to him. Not the most elevated language, to… Continue reading Florida: A Discussion on Managed Retreat

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On ‘So-Called Leaders’

Greta Thunberg makes me uneasy these days. Which is not to discredit or diminish any of her accomplishments or to take away from the enormous impact she has had on the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg has made the single largest contribution to action on the climate crisis and her achievements and dedication are ones for… Continue reading On ‘So-Called Leaders’

Publications

Latheck the Barbarian

My first book, The Intellectual Barbarian, featured a short story called, 'Latheck the Social Justice Barbarian', which I originally wrote in 2015. It was written for an anthology called "Strange Breed: New Canadian Comedy" set to be published by Exile Press. The anthology was ultimately scrapped, and Latheck eventually made his first appearance in Jokes… Continue reading Latheck the Barbarian