The call for a price on carbon as the key policy driver for reducing our carbon footprint is heard far and wide.  My co-editor at Below2°C and I actually met several years ago while lobbying the federal government for...
From October 21-24, 2017, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada members will be in Ottawa lobbying their MPs and Senators. We will present 5 simple steps to improve Canada’s carbon pricing policy. Below2°C's Ken Johnson and Rolly Montpellier will be...
Stephen Leahy is a regular contributor to Below2°C. In this article he exposes the staggering costs of a warming planet. Climate change is happening right now, impacting our daily lives and our national economies. Yet, in spite of the...
We are pleased to welcome Kirsten Stade as a contributor to Below2C. She is an environmental activist, writer and organizer for a US-based nonprofit. In this first article, Kirsten makes the assertion that population control is one of the low-hanging fruits of...
If you are tired of worrying about our overheating planet, you will want to read Christine Penner Polle’s Unfreeze Yourself. Her book will show you how to shift from fear and paralysis to meaningful action in the face of the...
In a recent interview with CBC's Wendy Mesley, Naomi Klein (author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything) accuses Prime Minister Trudeau of only pretending to care about climate change. The debate about whether Trudeau is a climate warrior or...
We are pleased to feature this post by Harriet Sugarman who is the Executive Director of ClimateMama. As collaborating climate action partners, Below2°C and ClimateMama occasionally cross-post material from each other's site. In this post, Harriet writes about her experience...
Laura Sacks is a Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada colleague and friend. Laura and I -- and many of our CCL colleagues from across Canada -- have lobbied dozens of Members of Parliament over the last several years about the...
We have already warmed the planet by nearly 1°C. And our current carbon-emissions trajectory will get us to 4-6°C of further warming. The Paris Accord goal to keep warming below 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius is wishful thinking. The...
I have written extensively about the Liberal Government's climate action charade and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apparent cognitive dissonance on the climate. The latest nail in the coffin for Canada's climate action plan (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth...