NHL Players put global warming on ice

My friend Karel Mayrand, who is possibly one of the smartest and nicest people on the planet, has been doing everything he can to save the planet since I met him in 2005.

Most recently, his organization, Planetair has been selected as the exclusive supplier of carbon offsets for the NHLPA carbon neutral challenge, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Perhaps our government, which is busy in Bali embarrassing Canada and Canadians by doing everything it can to sabotage the negotiations on Climate Change, should look to our hockey stars to see which way the winds of change are blowing. Isn’t Stephen Harper writing a book about hockey? I suspect that this particular initiative won’t make the final draft.

The NHLPA carbon neutral challenge lists the hockey players who have registered. Check it out to see if your favourite player has signed up.

Before I looked I knew Trevor Linden – my favourite player and the most stand up guy in the league would be on the list. I was not disappointed. When/if he ever retires (hopefully many seasons from now) Vancouver city council should give him the keys to the city. His been tireless in supporting Vancouver through numerous charities and, as a person, is pure class.

8 thoughts on “NHL Players put global warming on ice

  1. Oldschool

    Too bad you couldn’t sign up big Al.
    Did you know . . . that the carbon footprint for getting all the clowns to the Bali thing was equivalent to driving 20,000 cars for one year???

    Good news from the Poles . . . thats north and south . . .
    Brazil’s MetSul Weather Center reports the ice and snow cover in the Arctic have recovered to within one percent of normal — even though the official start of winter is still more than a week away. And it says the southern polar ice cap actually has an additional 772,000 square miles of ice now — compared to a year ago.

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  2. Oldschool

    Too bad you couldn’t sign up big Al.Did you know . . . that the carbon footprint for getting all the clowns to the Bali thing was equivalent to driving 20,000 cars for one year???Good news from the Poles . . . thats north and south . . . Brazil’s MetSul Weather Center reports the ice and snow cover in the Arctic have recovered to within one percent of normal — even though the official start of winter is still more than a week away. And it says the southern polar ice cap actually has an additional 772,000 square miles of ice now — compared to a year ago.

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  3. Davey B

    Seasoned observers of international environmental negotiations are reporting that the Bali meetings are precipitating a policy structure so complex that even major industrial countries like the United States can barely keep up with all of the issues. Perhaps we can solve the complexity of the ecological problem AND reduce the emissions of travellers by having virtual negotions! Or is this global transboundary problem too consequential to simply rely on the exchange of email.

    Bad news from the annual scientific meetings of ArcticNet (from where I write): summer sea-ice extent is decreasing more rapidly than the most negative IPCC models had predicted. Maybe this is just a short-term data blip. Maybe, but the loss of summer sea-ice (regardless of winter ice coverage), means the absolute decrease of multi-year ice. Multi-year ice is the bedrock of the Arctic oceanic system, upon which residents of the Arctic (real Inuit people!) rely for food and culture.

    But hey – why “ruin” our economy for a few Eskimos – right?

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  4. Davey B

    Seasoned observers of international environmental negotiations are reporting that the Bali meetings are precipitating a policy structure so complex that even major industrial countries like the United States can barely keep up with all of the issues. Perhaps we can solve the complexity of the ecological problem AND reduce the emissions of travellers by having virtual negotions! Or is this global transboundary problem too consequential to simply rely on the exchange of email.Bad news from the annual scientific meetings of ArcticNet (from where I write): summer sea-ice extent is decreasing more rapidly than the most negative IPCC models had predicted. Maybe this is just a short-term data blip. Maybe, but the loss of summer sea-ice (regardless of winter ice coverage), means the absolute decrease of multi-year ice. Multi-year ice is the bedrock of the Arctic oceanic system, upon which residents of the Arctic (real Inuit people!) rely for food and culture.But hey – why “ruin” our economy for a few Eskimos – right?

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  5. Tania

    I’m not too pleased none of the Oilers are on that list and will be contacting members of the Oilogosphere to find out why they aren’t included in this.

    I mean even the flames and leafs are on there for crying out loud!

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  6. Tania

    I’m not too pleased none of the Oilers are on that list and will be contacting members of the Oilogosphere to find out why they aren’t included in this.I mean even the flames and leafs are on there for crying out loud!

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  7. David Eaves Post author

    Tania, please let us know about any Oilogosphere comments.

    Of course, given their team name – the Oilers – I’m not shocked that no one from the organization has yet to sign up…

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  8. David Eaves

    Tania, please let us know about any Oilogosphere comments.Of course, given their team name – the Oilers – I’m not shocked that no one from the organization has yet to sign up…

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