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10-years-to-save-the-climate is based on flawed forecasting and distracts from real solutions
Is Climate Catastrophe Really 10 Years Away? is a new study that finds the increasingly accepted idea that the world has 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change is overstated due to the nature of the models that this assertion is largely based on. In fact, real-world data over the last twenty years has demonstrated the main models being used to forecast the future climate have proven inaccurate and unreliable.
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Only about half of B.C.’s grade 10 students wrote mandatory student assessments in 2019/20, with majority not proficient in numeracy
Worrying Trends in BC’s Testing of Grade 10 Students finds that in 2019/20 only 40 per cent of Grade 10 students in British Columbia scored proficient or above in numeracy and only 75 per cent scored proficient or above in literacy.
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Commentary and Blog Posts
Ottawa continues to mislead about government indebtedness [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the National Post) by Jason Clemens, Milagros Palacios, and Jake Fuss
Only seven industrialized countries had higher levels of government indebtedness than Canada.
Much of Ontario struggled even before the pandemic [[link removed]]
by Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen
Three of the province's CMAs experienced employment growth at less than half the national average.
Charitable giving on the wane in Canada [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the Winnipeg Sun) by Jake Fuss
Canadians contributed 0.53 per cent of their household income to registered charities, down from 0.72 per cent.
Ottawa making electricity more expensive for Albertans [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the Calgary Sun) by Robert P. Murphy
The federal carbon tax will ultimately max out at $170 per tonne in 2030.
Can provinces address their deficits while Ottawa withdraws emergency transfers? [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the Globe and Mail) by Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen
In 2020/21, the provinces ran a cumulative deficit of $59.8 billion.
Freedom at stake in the Stans [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the Hub) by Fred McMahon
Revolt in Kazakhstan threatens Russia and could spill over the border.
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