Fernwood Publishing

Climate Policy

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In Thirty Years of Failure, Robert MacNeil examines Canada’s changing climate policy in meticulous detail and argues that the failure of this policy is due to a perfect storm of interrelated and mutually reinforcing cultural, political and economic factors — all of which have made a functional and effective national climate strategy impossible.

Strange things done in the northern

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Our history is comprised of many voices, but there are a small handful of Atlantic Canadian stories that are told more often than others. These tales, while important, are not the whole picture. Untold stories are hidden everywhere: in small and all-but-forgotten Nova Scotia towns, in abandoned buildings and in old photographs that lie in dust-covered photo albums. Silent stories also reside in our streets. For instance, countless people travel through Higney Avenue in Burnside on their way to work each day, but few know the story of its namesake.

Thinking outside the edges

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Death, Buddhism and flat earth thinkers are the themes explored in three very different books that hit the stands this fall. From a conversation with Tina Turner about the power of music, to an entire museum dedicated to flat earth findings, four authors are using creative ways to present topics they’re passionate about and, hopefully, intrigue readers around the world. Now that they’ve wrapped everything up into perfectly bound packages, writer Lindsay Ruck had a chance to chat with each of them and ask a few questions about their recent works.