Climate change is not abstract. It is real. And we cannot just look away. There's no way back to the other side of this. There is no way around the climate crisis except to face it head on. The Climate Reality...
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...
Andrea Harden-Donahue is the Energy and Climate Justice campaigner for The Council of Canadians. She's also a blogger for the Council. In her recent article centering on climate activism and trade agreements, (reproduced in Below2C with permission) she lists 5 reasons...
Prime Minister Trudeau is finding out just how difficult it is to navigate his pro-pipeline fossil fuel agenda during an era of climate change. The fact that climate-warping mega projects such as the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines...
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...
Harvey, Fort McMurray(2016), Sandy(2012), Katrina(2005) are household names in North America. Three of these events are powerful hurricanes which brought destruction and death to the large urban centres of New Orleans, New York City and now Houston. The other –-...
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...
How can climate activists loudly speak the truth about the climate crisis without becoming paralysed by fear and despair? And how do we move a hesitant public into the emergency mode required to rescue humanity from climate armageddon. Can we confront...
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...
Unlike most people, I don't view President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as a deeply negative event. Trump's decision has raised the level of awareness about climate change to new heights. There's been more media coverage and more interest...