Opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline will continue to dominate climate politics until at least the October 2019 federal election. The latest twist involves the use of taxpayer dollars to mitigate Kinder Morgan's financial risks. With this decision, the...
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...
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....
We all know that the first step to solving a problem is understanding it. But when it comes to climate change, what happens when understanding alone isn’t enough? The reality is that changing the behavior of one person is both...
“That pipeline is going to get built,” said a combative Prime Minister Trudeau during a radio interview in Edmonton a few days ago (February 1). His comment was in response to the war of words between the Premiers of...
Climate change happens at home. It happens where we live and not just some faraway place halfway around the globe. Over half of the world's population lives in an urban region. And so it follows that ending climate change starts...
Margaret Klein Salamon of The Climate Mobilization believes that “the climate movement’s greatest and most underutilized strategic asset is climate truth: we are now in a planet-wide climate crisis that threatens civilization and requires an immediate, all-out emergency response.” The...
During 2017, Canada started to get its climate change act together, at least on paper. The Pan Canadian Framework (PCF) on Clean Growth and Climate Change rose out of thorny negotiations between the Federal government, the provinces and territories...
As 2017 draws to a close and flips into 2018, a short pause to reflect on my work as a climate activist and blogger is an unavoidable exercise. As usual, there are a lot more questions than answers. Are...
We are pleased to welcome Patrick Derochie as a new contributor to Below2°C. Patrick is a Program Manager with Environmental Defence. In this first post, he exposes the boundless greed of the fossil fuel sector which continues to lobby governments for...