Perhaps every day needs to be Earth Day as we begin to adapt to the era of climate crisis. The earth is heating up. "We must make up our minds about it, before it makes up our minds for...
CO2 Breaches 410 PPM In my own lifetime, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have increased from approximately 300 ppm in 1950 to 410 ppm as recorded recently at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii – an astounding 36 percent rise. When...
In a recent National Observer article, Barry Saxifrage points out the obvious: Alberta's Tar Sands expansion is killing Canada's national climate goals. Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost...
Canada and the other signatories to the Paris Accord have committed to keeping the warming of the planet below 2 degrees Celsius. But now, close to two years after the signing, that goal is fast becoming a fantasy. In...
We at Below2°C are pleased to feature our condensed version of Extreme Weather and Climate Change: What You Need to Know, from the Climate Reality resource library. Many of you climate advocates will already be quite familiar with the...
While it’s very easy to get caught up in the dynamics of the Kinder Morgan controversy, what about the real question, the truly critical question? What is the impact of the Tar Sands on global carbon emissions? Where Does...
In 1988, a soft-spoken scientist from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration testified before the US Congress. What he said shocked the world. The scientist was James Hansen, widely regarded as the preeminent climate scientist of our time. Hansen's...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said repeatedly that his climate plan will eventually wean Canada off its dependence on fossil fuels. But first we need the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline to get Alberta oil to new markets according...
Canadians are asking Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to show us the science on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Both claim that the decision to build the pipeline is backed by science....
Public opinion on climate change has shifted. Politicians who continue to ignore this issue do so at their own peril. In this post-Paris Agreement era, the climate and the ballot booth must go together. The climate may very well...