Andrew Nikiforuk is one of Canada’s leading journalists, a man who can write memorably and incisively about education, public health, energy and the environment, among other subjects. He’s won seven National Magazine Awards as well as the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction, Canada’s top literary prize.
I’ve just posted my lecture, Energy, Environment and the Left, in the Green Pieces section of this website. This lecture is my most extensive and detailed examination of the ideas and issues we’re now pursuing through The Green Interview. It was delivered at the University of British Columbia on March 25, 2000.
“You’ll be pleased to know that the emissions for your air travel to this conference have been offset by the purchase of carbon credits,” announced the Executive Director.
The delegate next to me leaned over.
“What language is she speaking?” he whispered.
The Green Interview is featured in the current issue of Bullfrog Buzz — the newsletter of Bullfrog Power, the green power company which now serves Canadians from coast to coast. It’s a fine piece, and it gives an excellent insight into The Green Interview — who we are, why we’re doing what we do.
Energy, Environment and the Left
by Silver Donald Cameron
Vancouver Institute Lecture
University of British Columbia
March 25, 2000
Thank you. I am very happy to be here tonight, and for several reasons.
First, this university is my alma mater — and the alma mater of my father, both my brothers, my eldest son, and my wife.
At its best, British humour — the Monty Python dead parrot sketch, for instance — is almost unbearably funny. At its worst, British humour is flat, vulgar, and nasty. An example of that? The video recently released by 10:10.org, under the title “No Pressure” or “There Will Be Blood.”
In the video, climate-change evangelists urge groups of school children, football players and office workers to pledge that they will reduce their carbon footprints.
What’s the true value of a barrel of oil?
Around $70, say the markets. The market value of anything is the price that a willing buyer will pay and that a willing seller will accept.
David Hughes shakes his head. It is a big head, with a high forehead topped by a thatch of curly hair.
This message is forwarded from The Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net (http://cruisersnet.net/ ), a site maintained by Claiborne Young for cruising skippers operating between Virginia and Florida.
I thought some of the readers of Cruisers Net might like to see the live ROV coverage of the leak so I attached the link below.