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Jim Harding Columns

Jim Harding is a retired professor of justice studies at the University of Regina. He is a founding member of the Regina Group for a Non-Nuclear Society and was director of research for Prairie Justice Research at the University of Regina, where he headed up the Uranium Inquiries Project. Jim also acted as consultant to the NFB award-winning film Uranium. He is the author of Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System.

Why We'd Better Learn From the Gulf Oil Spill

Saskatchewan’s economy is second only to Alberta’s in oil and gas export. The fossil fuels mostly go south to the US, which, along with China, is the biggest energy glutton on the planet.

Overcoming the Nuclear Threat

Thankfully the banning of nuclear weapons is back in the news.

Wildlife Management and the Call of the Wild

Sometimes we avoid clarifying our thoughts on controversial topics. We're not even aware of our inclinations until we contact our deeper feelings.

Why Avatar Couldn't Win the Big Oscar

David Suzuki says Avatar creates "a world that is instantly believable", explaining, "the indigenous inhabitants of Pandora are clearly alien but not so profoundly different that we can't identity

Population and Morality: Why the Disconnects?

We've come a long way as a species. There were only one million of us, today's Saskatchewan population, on the whole planet prior to the agri-cultural transformations of 10,000 years ago.

Is a Bigger Population Better?

The Saskatchewan government celebrated when our population got over 1 million people, as though it is self-evident that more is better. But is it? As you read this there are 6.8 billion (i.e.

After a Decade of Shock and Awe

It’s common to recap events in decades. We often even adopt decade identities – the rebellious sixties, the greedy eighties, etc.

Can Disaster Point Us Towards Sustainability?

Sustainability requires changes in how we think about the larger world.

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