Science Matters archives

  • Photo: Notes from a bus

    Notes from a bus

    March 2, 2007

    Exhaustion. Exhilaration. Self-doubt. It seems like I've been assailed by these emotions daily on my cross-Canada bus tour. With up to three speaking events a day, along with a constant... More »

  • Photo: An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth

    February 23, 2007

    As I cross the country I keep coming up against two myths. These myths aren't perpetuated by ordinary Canadians, but by pundits and politicians. It's when I talk to real... More »

  • Photo: Internet can bring communities together

    Internet can bring communities together

    February 16, 2007

    I don't know what's more inspiring — the audiences or the videos. Traveling across Canada, and seeing so many faces in so many different communities, I have to keep pinching... More »

  • Photo: Canadians are hungry for environmental leadership

    Canadians are hungry for environmental leadership

    February 9, 2007

    I've never been this exhausted, or this exhilarated. It's only been a week and already I'm overwhelmed by the response from Canadians concerned about our health and our environment. Even... More »

  • Photo: What would you do if you were Prime Minister?

    What would you do if you were Prime Minister?

    February 2, 2007

    I love Canada. Our peoples. Our geography. Even the weather. It's a good thing, too, as I'm about to experience it all up close and personal as I embark on... More »

  • Photo: Agricultural policy for the birds

    Agricultural policy for the birds

    January 26, 2007

    How do you feed nine billion people? It's a daunting question, but one we really need to be asking ourselves if we hope to feed humanity without severely degrading the... More »

  • Photo: Canadians aren't afraid of change

    Canadians aren't afraid of change

    January 19, 2007

    Right now, the environment is hot. Literally and figuratively. Much of North America has hardly had a winter this year, and the media and politicians have finally caught on to... More »

  • Photo: Has Prime Minister Harper gone green?

    Has Prime Minister Harper gone green?

    January 12, 2007

    Well, it took Stephen Harper a while, but he finally put Rona Ambrose out of her misery, shuffling her out of the limelight of the environment ministry and replacing her... More »

  • Photo: Do you have an SUV in your living room?

    Do you have an SUV in your living room?

    December 22, 2006

    Excesses often mark the holidays — too much food, too much drink and too much stuff. But it's also a good time to think about what all that stuff might... More »

  • Photo: Real environmental progress requires big change in government

    Real environmental progress requires big change in government

    December 15, 2006

    Stephane Dion may have passed the first test in his quest to rebuild the shattered Liberal party, but earning the hearts and minds of Canadians will require more than a... More »