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June 22, 2007 Column

A peer review of peer review

by Guy Crittenden

I thought readers would appreciate this sobering evaluation of the peer review process, which (like so many other things) isn’t quite the model process some think. This interesting article is from the Financial Post, FP Comment section, Friday, June 22,

May 24, 2007 Column

Song birds and condo life

by Guy Crittenden

At the beginning of May I moved into a condo along the waterfront in Collingwood, in a 20-year-old development known as Rupert’s Landing. I have sworn in the past that I would never live in a gated community, but once

May 23, 2007 Column

The madness of eco-crowds

by Guy Crittenden

I enjoyed Peter Foster’s editorial “The madness of eco-crowds” on the Comment page of the Financial Post section of the National Post today (May 23, 2007). I have excerpted it below. Personally, I support people taking steps to protect the

May 18, 2007 Column

Taking on Stern

by Guy Crittenden

I’ve previously pointed readers toward the excellent article series by Lawrence Solomon entitled “The Deniers” and I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting the latest column below. You really should take a few minutes and read it. The article

May 16, 2007 Column

Nostalgic recollections of a bygone production era

by Guy Crittenden

I tend not to write in this space about internal matters regarding how our magzine is produced, on the assumption that readers prefer that I focus on industry issues. However, I’m going to break that rule here because of a

May 4, 2007 Column

Problems with the Ice Core data

by Guy Crittenden

A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item here about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate change. Not surprisingly,

April 30, 2007 Column

The Great Global Warming Swindle

by Guy Crittenden

Please find below the link to the video documentary you may have heard about from the UK entitled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” Be prepared to have your assumptions about global warming seriously rocked by this documentary. I was told

April 27, 2007 Column

Thoughts on Canada’s new climate change plan

by Guy Crittenden

Well, it’s pretty big news, isn’t it? Canada’s Conservative federal government has announced a plan to fight climate change. In case you missed our news item about this, I’ve reproduced it at the end of this post (scroll down). The

April 25, 2007 Column

Another reason to dislike ethanol

by Guy Crittenden

Last year I attended an industry event and chatted with a fellow who works for the federal government in Ottawa. He was very pleased to tell me how he enjoys reading the Toronto Star, tolerates the Globe & Mail and

April 20, 2007 Column

A few thoughts for Earth Day

by Guy Crittenden

I posted a news item on our magazine website this week in advance of Earth Day (April 22) in which the Oceana group calls upon people to remember the world’s oceans on Earth Day. You can read about the group’s

April 17, 2007 Column

Questioning global warming orthodoxy

by Guy Crittenden

Readers would be well served to read the excellent article series by Lawrence Solomon in the National Post newspaper on the topic of global warming and climate change. I’ve taken the liberty of copying the most recent one below. It’s

March 30, 2007 Column

Report form Americana 2007

by Guy Crittenden

I thought readers might be interested in notes I made at Americana 2007, where I was the “waste analyst” for the conference sessions pertaining to waste management. Despite spending quite a bit of time on the trade show floor, I