Gregory Lynch

Environmental Matters

The environment is increasingly in the news and Gregory Lynch has the background and experience to clearly explain the issues.

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Divestment is an old idea that ebbs and flows with the desires, ethics and motivations of our culture. Often discussed in tandem with boycotts, divestment remains vague in the minds of many people. Boycotting is the consumer refusing to purchase from a company they oppose; divestment is the …

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Spring has not yet sprung. In fact we are getting a solid blast of winter weather; yet, minds are beginning to cultivate springtime activities. I recently had the pleasure of seeing some of those ideas begin to sprout. The Spring thaw will bring to fruition an inspiring project focused on ur…

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There are few species out there that can hold the media buzz like the honey bee. The polar bear gets great attention as its limited territory quickly melts away; while the Panda represents China in their international affairs and is renowned for its inability to reproduce. The honeybee, howe…

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COP 21 has long ago wrapped and we’ve had a moment to digest the first global agreement of this stature to address climate change. The hope that Canada will play a productive leadership role on the international stage in the fight against climate change is getting many people excited. Howeve…

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COP 21 has wrapped and we’ve had a moment to digest the first global agreement of this stature to address climate change. The hope that Canada will play a productive leadership role on the international stage in the fight against climate change is getting many people excited. However, our in…

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Though its still raining and the weather has been warm, the Christmas season has launched. Lights are twinkling on porches across the city and Christmas trees are popping up everywhere. All this to say, shopping at high speed has commenced; a joy for many and revolting pain for many others.

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Montréal’s plan to dump 8 billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River made its way into the election campaign and out the other end with little discussion and minor stalls by Environment Canada. There is now a team of scientists looking at the issue for Environment Canada …

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The Syrian refuge crisis has shocked the world not only in its scale and intensity but also by governments’ inability to deal with the displaced people. This emergency is a proving ground for the EU and the global community as a whole. The EU must prove it can function as a committed unit wi…

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For more than two years Quebec has quietly been running a cap-and-trade system on carbon emissions toward the goal of reducing emissions by 20 per cent below 1990 levels. This goal, and the cap-and-trade system used to reach, it place Quebec as a leader within Canada and on the international…

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We live in a secular, multicultural society and yet the Pope of the Catholic Church still holds a great deal of influence on global issues. Pope Francis has come to be a popular Pope, respected within and outside the church. So what does his encyclical on the environment mean for the global …

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The Gaia Hypothesis is evoked in the environmental field both as a scientific theory and somehow as an article of faith. This term holds the strange duality that environmentalists can embody: fact based, scientific literacy and earthy spiritualism. The Gaia Hypothesis, however, is a scientif…