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: Don’t be fooled into fearing the coming robot revolution

The present path may seem to have an inexorable direction. But the past provides a better guide. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

An underheated planet is a threat humans have repeatedly faced over the last millennium, and now we’re due again. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Americans are finally overthrowing political correctness run amok

Without pro-active governments taking on Big Brother roles, political correctness would be an irrelevant factor in the economy and in our lives. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Yes, Ontario’s Liberals can cancel their terrible renewable power contracts—and they should do it now

There is no compelling case for Ontario to honour its odious renewable power deals. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Everyone’s a climate change leader, until their claim becomes quantifiable

There may not be a metric for sincerity and earnestness but there is a metric for something else: fuel poverty. Continue reading

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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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