C02, while a blessing to Earth’s ecology, has been a curse to Earth’s economy.
Patricia Adams is an economist and the Executive Director of Probe International, an independent think-tank and watchdog over the environmental consequences of Canadian government and corporate activities around the world. Her books include In the Name of Progress: The Underside of Foreign Aid, (Doubleday 1985), and Odious Debts: Loose Lending, Corruption and the Third World”s Environmental Legacy (Earthscan 1991), which exposes the jeopardy of years of loose lending for both the Third World’s environment and their economies, and proposes a legal remedy to place responsibility for the Third World’s debt crisis on the parties involved, instead of on First and Third World taxpayers. Pat also edited the English language translation of Yangtze! Yangtze!, the extraordinary critique by Chinese experts of the Three Gorges dam that inspired the democracy movement when it was first published in 1989, led to the postponement of the dam, and was subsequently banned by Chinese authorities. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.
NEW REPORT: Energy security is vital to the longevity of the Chinese Communist Party and that means fossil fuels. The pursuit of CO2 reductions does not serve the goal of preserving Communist […]
China touts its damming of Tibet’s rivers as a counter to climate change and denies its dam building foreshadows any untoward intentions. But military analysts in both India and China recognize the […]
Why would Trudeau’s electoral failure lead Meng, and the CCP, to throw in the towel and agree to the U.S. Justice Department’s deferred prosecution agreement, which lists in voluminous detail her serial […]
The best insurance policy against Beijing’s aggression is a nuclear-armed military.
Israel was everyone’s model of how to tackle COVID. How did Israel become a cautionary tale?
As egregious as Beijing’s treatment of Canada’s “two Michaels” has been, its treatment of a third, lesser-known Canadian is more outrageous, and even more revealing of the sham that passes for China’s […]
Israel’s early determination to fully vaccinate its population—when two shots were defined as fully vaccinated—led to it being heralded as a huge success story. But suddenly, the coronavirus cases are back, and […]
In truth, all that is keeping Meng Wanzhou from returning to China is rule by the Chinese Communist Party. Meng is a de facto captive of her own country more than of […]
Because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election, we may never know. The Canadian government says there is no cause for alarm. An investigation by Probe International’s Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon […]
China is hell-bent on increasing CO2 emissions to meet its often-stated strategic objective of world domination. Probe International’s Patricia Adams gets behind the charade on China’s climate change dance with the West.
Western environmentalists eager to promote their cause turn a blind eye to China’s aggression. A new report by Probe International’s Patricia Adams says China is playing western green groups. Save the world? […]
They are turning the notion of civil disobedience on its head, demanding only that the government observe the rule of law.
The people are no longer fearful,’ says Chinese law professor, Xu Zhangrun. ‘As a result of this great virus, the people are enraged and they’ve had enough’. Read the new opinion piece on China’s growing people problem in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. By Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International, for the National Post.
Opinion: The likelihood that we are on the cusp of a new cold war must factor into our economic decision-making. In this opinion piece for the National Post, Patricia Adams of Probe International asks: “Would it have been prudent for Canada to cast its lot with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, when the geopolitical winds were blowing belligerent?”