Home Page        Cutting Emissions        Daily Tips        Links        Decoder Ring        What's the Catch?        Blog        The Fine Print
Home Page
Election 2019
Cutting Emissions
Daily Tips
Links
Decoder Ring
What's the Catch?
Blog
Subscribe (updates)
The Fine Print

Catastrophic Climate Change: Cutting Your GHG Emissions in March.


2019.01.01

We have met the enemy and he is us.
- Pogo (Walt Kelly for Earth Day 1970)

March 1st

I owe you one. Spent the day picking up parts for the electric tractors. Had to buy gasoline to complete the trip. On the plus side, it's the first time I have bought gasoline since December 11 last year, and the parts mean our zero-emissions electric tractors will be available to do more work.

March 2nd

I owe you another one. Spent the day today chipping ice and doing an upgrade on one of the electric tractors.

March 3rd

March 4th

March 5th

March 6th

March 7th

March 8th

March 9th

March 4th

March 5th

March 6th

March 7th

March 8th

March 9th

March 10th

March 11th

March 12th

March 13th

March 14th

Today, I planted my garden - sort of. For those of you living in tropical climes, that may not seem very impressive. However, here there is about a metre of snow on the ground, 2 metres on the snowbanks. That would give a new meaning to iceberg lettuce. However, yesterday I received a new Aerogarden. So, I have planted 3 heirloom cherry tomato plants and 3 of 6 herbs which came with the unit.

Set-up was easy. No soil required, and importantly for me - no window access required either. Grow lighting is supplied by an array of LEDs, the growing system is essentially hydroponic (with a minor hybrid tweak for the plant cones. Anyway, all seems to work as advertised. And now we wait for germination.

March 15th

March 16th

March 17th

March 18th

I got a little busy, and have not had a look at the Aerogarden since I set it up. Lo, and behold - 2 of the 3 tomato plant pods have sprouted. Water topped up. Now, I'm off to ignore it again for a few days.

March 19th

Yesterday, the Canadian federal government delivered their budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. At 464 pages, it's a bit of a slog. However, there are a few items that might be worth considering. There are about 11 pages related to climate change initiatives, but they're a bit on the fluffy side, do there's not a lot of meat in this area. Still, they have hit a few high profile items, some of which mark dramatic turns in past federal policy and action (more accurately, lack thereof). I'll cover those in a bit more detail in the next few days as some items require some additional fleshing out. It's always a concern when a major financial document uses the phrase: "Program details to follow." But the math says they're looking to boost sales of "zero-emission vehicles" (battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell - plug-in hybrids and hydrogen combustion are not mentioned) by about 20,000 units a year for three years, starting sometime after April 1 2019. Let's be charitable and colour that as not overly ambitious.

If you want to get a head start, open https://www.budget.gc.ca/2019/docs/plan/budget-2019-en.pdf and head for page 81 (internal numbering - pg 83 of the PDF document).

March 20th

March 21th

March 22th

March 23th

March 24th

March 25th

March 26th

March 27th

March 28th

March 29th

March 30th

March 31th

Home Page        Cutting Emissions        Daily Tips        Links        Decoder Ring        What's the Catch?        Blog        The Fine Print

This site is powered by renewable energy! (All material on this Web site Darryl McMahon unless otherwise indicated.)