Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Age proof?

    Age proof?

    May 5, 2010

    Money Magazine contributing writer Dan Kadlec has cast a few lights on issues which elders will find challenging. In the April 28, 2010 edition of the magazine he examines the... More »

  • Photo: Diabetes alert

    Diabetes alert

    May 5, 2010

    The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Canada is expected to double between 2000 and 2010, from 1.3 million to about 2.5 million. More than 20 people are diagnosed... More »

  • Photo: Canada's changing human population

    Canada's changing human population

    May 5, 2010

    Age pyramid of the Canadian population for 1984, 1994 and 2004. Canada's population will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, but the rate of growth is declining (currently... More »

  • Photo: The oceans are becoming more acidic

    The oceans are becoming more acidic

    May 5, 2010

    Ocean surface acidification (pH units). Higher levels of acidification occur in subpolar waters due to a higher rate absorption of atmospheric CO2. The lower diagram indicates the range of... More »

  • Photo: Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing

    May 5, 2010

    CO2 levels (in parts per million) from 1958 to 2009 as measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Levels rise and fall within each year due to the annual cycle of... More »

  • Photo: The Earth is warming

    The Earth is warming

    May 5, 2010

    Global temperature (in °C) from 1900 to 2009. The black line is the annual global mean. The red line is the 10-year running mean. The grey area shows the... More »

  • Photo: Vision of a Boomer

    Vision of a Boomer

    May 5, 2010

    I had a vision in 1965. The things that came together in my mind at that point were the human problems we were facing and the principles of ecology that... More »

  • Photo: So what is an Elder?

    So what is an Elder?

    May 5, 2010

    Who or what is an Elder? Ask a kid and she'll say it's someone older than she is. Ask a botanist and he'll talk about northern hemisphere shrubs and trees... More »

  • David Suzuki's Earth Day message

    April 22, 2010

    The environmental movement has come a long way in four decades. We now have a much better understanding of the issues we're facing. Our challenge today is about action. More »

  • Photo: Absence of environmental spending in federal budget may not be fatal

    Absence of environmental spending in federal budget may not be fatal

    April 20, 2010

    What successive federal governments haven't acknowledged is that we can't just "buy our way" to a cleaner environment, particularly not with taxpayer dollars. More »