Author Archives: Lawrence Solomon

About Lawrence Solomon

Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .

Lawrence Solomon: Theresa May may become one of the most radical western leaders of the century

Under May, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) becomes PIMBY (Please In My Back Yard). Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Hooray! There’s reason to celebrate that CO2 levels are still rising

No index better encapsulates the planet’s well-being than global CO2 levels. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How Trump shattered the alliance between environmentalists and Big Labour

(June 9, 2016) The stage is set for a knock ‘em down, drag ‘em out fight with Donald Trump making an unapologetic play for the hardhat vote and Hillary Clinton promising to “put coal miners out of work” and all but eliminate fracking. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Trump’s secret? Saying things about global warming, vaccines and Israel that no one else will

(May 26, 2016) The Trump coalition isn’t based on any single ideology or any consistent set of rational policies. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Give humans some credit for creating species, not just blame for harming them

More benign than nature, and more sentimental about protecting species, humanity deserves more recognition. Continue reading

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I knew Jane Jacobs, and everything urban lefties say about her is wrong

Jane was anything but anti-development and anti-change. Her thinking transcended cities to include economic development and wealth creation generally. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How ‘environmentalism’ became America’s dirty word

The public no longer buys the view that the economy should play second fiddle to the environment. Continue reading

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