A new campaign has been launched to "stop the money pipeline". The campaign targets Wall Street which it claims is financing climate destruction and killing people. It focuses on the big banks, insurance companies and asset managers which are...
Please allow me to introduce Version 2.0 of the Justin Trudeau Climate Playbook. Version 1.0 came just after the COP21 climate talks that led to the Paris Agreement. Version 2.0 is just now surfacing and follows COP25 in Madrid...
The strongest message on Climate in 2019 did not come from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Nor did it come from climate scientists, or world leaders, or the Pope, or the United Nations. It came from 17-year...
Let's go back in time. The date is January 1, 2010 – the beginning of a new decade. The 2000-2009 decade (the 2000s) that just ended was "the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.54...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
The enormity of the climate problem we face cannot be confronted with a business-as-usual approach. The climate solution requires going into emergency mode. EMERGENCY MODE In her revised essay, Leading the Public Into Emergency Mode, Margaret Klein Salamon argues that “we...
The 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement are fast becoming just an unachievable dream. With only 121 months left to 2030—the target date set by the IPCC— the unrelenting increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) shows no...
During the election campaign, all parties—with the exception of the Conservatives—promised many new climate change measures, including legally binding targets that get Canada to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Exit polls showed that Canadians want and expect a more...
The world urgently needs to break up with gasoline. And a song is a great way to get people to sing along and get comfortable with that idea. That's why we wrote the song, Gasoline Breakup. The lyrics describe...
Climate change and carbon pricing were among the top issues in Monday's federal election. Over two thirds of Canadians voted for climate action, virtually putting an end to the challenges against Canada's national carbon policy. Which begs the question,...