Sympathy for Climate Barbie

According to an article released today by The Canadian Press, one of our nation's most 'beloved' (hated) politicians -- Environment Minister Catherine "Climate Barbie" McKenna -- who has long been the target of angry Twitter replies and private messages practically since her election, has more recently been subjected to verbal abuse while out in public; … Continue reading Sympathy for Climate Barbie

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COMMENTARY: “Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system” by Mike Elgan

At long last, someone in the (relatively) mainstream media is talking about what I've been warning of on this blog for the last couple of months -- China's social credit system, coming to a smartphone application near you. Elgan's article does not cover the totalitarian coup de gras, however -- this being the addition of … Continue reading COMMENTARY: “Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system” by Mike Elgan

The Recyclables Market Just Ain’t What It Used to Be

Here's some sustainability madness from my neck of the woods: $330,000 in two years of storage expenses later, the City of Calgary has been forced to admit that they have thus far been unsuccessful in finding willing markets for the garbage we're selling; as such, they will now need to spend an additional $130,000 to … Continue reading The Recyclables Market Just Ain’t What It Used to Be

Fintech for Sustainable Development: Assessing the Implications

This report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which I am about to overview is technically the second of a two-part release -- the first, which provides a general overview of the relevance of fintech (financial technology) to sustainable development, is available here. While this report is ostensibly concerned with fintech specifically, there are … Continue reading Fintech for Sustainable Development: Assessing the Implications