Pacific Rim, photo by Chris Aikman

Dream Green

"We have insurmountable opportunities." - Yogi Berra
"Each of us has far more knowledge power than did any king in history." - Barrie Zwicker
"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." - Yes!No! by Mary Oliver

Global Perspectives

by chrisaikman(at)

  • It's 2023 already. How did we get so lucky?
  • Towards a Human Future: Solving Energy and Money Barriers     July 21, 2020
  • The Next Step     December 28, 2018
  • Einstein's Greatest Legacy     April 22, 2018
  • How Canada's largest desert can save the country – and the planet.
  • Light and Water: Seeking Truths About Our Energy Future     February 2017
  • The Future of Energy in a Climate-Challenged World     August 2016

  • About British Columbia

  • Realities & Alternatives for the John Hart Seismic Upgrade Project
         A Submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission     March 2022
  • Nine falsehoods and a chuckle     January 6, 2021
  • How to resolve the Trans-Mountain Pipeline standoff, and meet Canada's climate goals.
  • Choices April 9, 2018
  • The Difficult Problem of 'Too Much Electricity' October 25, 2017
  • What Happens When Energy Shortages Lead to Energy Rationing? October 17, 2017
  • Nanaimo Oral Presentation October 2017
  • A Re-evaluation of the Need for the Site C Project
         A Submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission     August 2017
  • Pumped Hydro Storage     August 2017
  • Site C and the Future of Energy in British Columbia     July 2017
  • Twenty Arguments Against Building Site C Dam on the Peace River     February 2017
  • Peace River Site C is a Key to a Hydrocarbon-Free Energy Future     February 2017
  • Do Hydro Reservoirs Produce Greenhouse Gases?     December 2016
  • The John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project
         A Submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission     October 2012
  • The John Hart Power Renewal Project: Opportunity Lost or Gained?     February 2012
  • Maximizing the Productivity and Benefits of the Comox Lake Water Supply     March 2011
  • Building a Renewable Energy Future for British Columbians
          Presented to the Legislative Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Service     October 2005
  • It's time to end the herring roe fishery     March 1, 2019

  • Family Lore

  • The Mystery Meteorite
  • Ashore and Afloat
  • Titanic Tales
  • The Spy Who Loved Us
  • Some favourite minor planets