Nuclear War

Is Russia increasingly likely to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

Is Russia increasingly likely to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

By Alexander Hill, Professor of Military History, University of Calgary At the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin reminded the West that Russia had nuclear weapons by putting them on “special combat readiness.” Putin’s actions suggested that Russia was...

Climate Change, Violence and War

Climate Change, Violence and War

One does not need to be a climate scientist to work out that, in spite of government rhetoric to the contrary, there is absolutely no real movement in the direction of global emission reduction at the scale needed. That...

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Common Misconceptions About Nuclear Fallout The immediate effects of a nuclear detonation – tremendous heat, blast force and initial radiation – are relatively localized and limited in area. The bigger concern for most of Canada’s population is the fallout...

Secret Government Bunkers

Secret Government Bunkers

The US government’s secret plan to save itself – while the rest of us die So reads the subtitle of the recent book, Raven Rock, by Garrett Graff. This in-depth study reveals that the American government continues to spend...

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  • Is the Energy Charter Treaty at odds with a green future? 18 November 2022 12:20 pm The Parliament Magazine In 2015, Italy announced that it would adopt a ban on oil drilling near its coastline following years of campaigning by local environmental pressure groups. So when, in 2016, oil and gas company Rockhopper applied for a concession to drill for oil off the …
  • Taking on the Climate 18 November 2022 11:30 am The New York Times At the biggest international climate summit of the year, world leaders meeting over the past two weeks have been dogged by reports that countries are falling short of their commitments to combat climate change. So what’s the point of the annual gathering? …

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