This review, authored by Positive Energy Doctoral Candidate Rafael Aguirre, explores scholarly literature on polarization as a general phenomenon, as well as the state of knowledge over its extent and nature in the energy and environmental domain.
Decision-makers in the energy and environmental communities occupy two separate realities over energy transition in Canada. The report’s lead author, Positive Energy researcher Dr. Marisa Beck, uncovered the two realities by asking over 40 energy and environmental leaders about their use and interpretation of the term “transition”.
A melting Arctic is opening up Canadian waters and coastlines to the world. Canada needs a vision for how it will handle this new activity and build out the necessary infrastructure in previously inaccessible locations.
Jackie Dawson explains what a Canadian vision for the Arctic might include, and what makes crafting policy for Canada’s North such a unique challenge.
There is more bipartisan and expert consensus on climate policy in Alberta than commonly believed. This report, led by Positive Energy Faculty Affiliate Professor Duane Bratt, is the first of four upcoming case studies that focus on initiatives to reduce polarization over energy and climate issues in Canada.
In response to the spread of COVID-19, the ISSP has cancelled all public events in March and April. This includes our March and April Food for Thought luncheons, our March 30 joint panel with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and the annual Bromley Memorial Lecture and student event with George Washington University. Where possible, we will reschedule events to the fall.
Climate change is the ultimate disruptor. On timescales that matter for people alive today, it’s a question of slowing climate change down rather than “solving” or “fixing” it. Geoengineering might be our most drastic option.
Jason Blackstock explains the potential scientific and geopolitical implications of geoengineering, and explores future scenarios that will influence the public perception of the technology.