The climate irony is inescapable as the Fort McMurray wildfire drama unfolds day by day. It has been termed the perfect fire storm leading to a new breed of wildfires. Experts believe that the Fort McMurray blaze could be the new...
As we move beyond the Paris Agreement, the climate credibility of the 195 countries which are signatories to the agreement will soon be tested. In December countries submitted their emissions reduction targets known as NDCs -- Nationally Determined Contributions. Now...
Break Free is a movement and a call for action. The planet is heating up faster than anyone expected. February 2016 was the most abnormally hot month in history, by a heart-stopping margin. Scientists didn’t expect this kind of temperature...
The following article, initially titled Can cap-and-trade slow climate change? (by David Suzuki and Climate Change Transportation Policy Analyst Gideon Forman of the David Suzuki Foundation), has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. Some critics are labeling the Cap and Trade carbon pricing mechanism...
I'm pleased to welcome Derek Leahy as a contributor to BoomerWarrior. Derek is a freelance writer who volunteers his time to raise awareness about issues relating to pipelines such as the Line 9, Energy East and Kinder Morgan projects....
As the Paris climate summit moves along, signs of the world’s unstoppable shift from fossil fuels to renewables are coming thicker and faster than ever. While fossil fuels fizzle out, renewables are skyrocketing. Following India’s newly launched solar alliance, African nations committed...
Nick Fillmore is an activist and a freelance journalist writing about climate change and socio-political issues. In this article, Nick outlines how the main threat to meaningful progress at the COP21 Paris talks will be the powerful fossil fuel...
It’s a pivotal moment on our planet. 2015 has been defined by wildfires, floods and record breaking temperatures that made headlines across Canada and around the globe. And this past September was the warmest month ever recorded. And it’s a...
This post is a reproduction (with permission) of Franke James' latest visual essay regarding the crushing of free expression in Canada since 2006 when Stephen Harper and his Conservatives first took office. The Franke James story is one of...
'Shifting goalposts' is the title of one of the chapters of The Carbon Bubble, What Happens to Us When it Bursts, authored by Jeff Rubin. Rubin is a prolific author and former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor...