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Much Ado About…Alberta?

Posted: June 25, 2012 by aydencumming in Topical

Rio, Kyoto, Copenhagen, Durban: International climate change conferences and negotiations attract the world’s attention. Hundreds of thousands of news releases, blogs and tweets report the on-goings of delegates and protestors alike. We hope that world leaders will put aside their differences and genuinely try to reach an agreement about how to protect our environment. But no one holds their breath.



An Undeclared Disaster…in Canada?

Posted: May 2, 2012 by aydencumming in Disaster
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The title of this blog is “Masters of Disasters”, but what exactly is a disaster? For most people, the word conjures up a mix of images which consist of human suffering caused by something beyond our control, such as an earthquake or flood.  Most of us expect that a disaster would make the news, and that help would be sent to the affected region. It’s not hard to recognise a disaster, right?