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It didn’t have to happen this way. The massive investment in the fossil fuel infrastructure after the bank bailout could just as easily have gone to renewable technologies, like wind and solar projects, which, in an ironic twist, have been pilloried for their reliance on subsidies and inability to turn a freestanding profit. Today, that’s a better description of the fracking industry, which has been on a massive money-losing streak.

Source: How the Bank Bailout Hobbled the Climate Fight | The New Republic

Canada’s relative lack of information about its own water resources could put it at a disadvantage in future disputes over waters that span the border between the two countries.

“We know far more about underground oil and gas …than we do about our underground water,” said James Bruce…

via Satellite data hinted at Alberta floods weeks ago – The Globe and Mail.

The Canadian government probably shouldn’t be laying off all the people who could solve this problem.

November 14, 2010
by sarcozona

What I’ve Noticed

Instead of paying for decent healthcare or public transit, our government is paying, quite literally, for more cheese. Coming out can be really, really hard.  But funny, too: “I think I’m… well, um… a bicycle.” Overcoming gender essentialism is also … Continue reading

July 3, 2010
by sarcozona

What I’ve Noticed: Politicians don’t get economics edition

AZ governor and strong supporter of the bad-for-business anti-immigrant law, Jan Brewer, lies about immigrants and her own past. Anyone who grows such lovely hydrangeas couldn’t possibly be a spy! Knowing a little history goes a long way towards refuting … Continue reading