The science is settled. Our planet is heating up, and carbon pollution from Dirty Energy is to blame. The fossil fuel industry burns oil, coal and gas, sending heat-trapping emissions into the air. Ninety million tons of carbon pollution...
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. The phrase "Common Sense Revolution" has been used as a political slogan to describe 'common sense conservative' platforms in...
Canada is one of the few countries in the world to have adopted a national climate action plan – The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. But beware! It's just a facade. It's a climate action charade. The framework...
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...
I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
Fossil fuel megaprojects -- pipelines, terminals, plants -- are quickly disappearing from Canada's energy landscape. Less than a year ago (November of 2016), the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway plan. This was followed by the cancellation of the massive Liquid...
Source: YouTube Standard Licence, Published April 3, 2017 Carbon Pricing Saga The great Canadian carbon pricing saga started in the fall of 2016 when Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a surprise speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons. Trudeau’s announcement established...
Mohan Kumar is a climate advocate colleague. We have been members of the same local organizations in Ottawa such as Citizens' Climate Lobby and 350.Org Ottawa. Mohan was also the principal driver behind the Price Carbon Now campaign for broad,...
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could not be clearer or more emphatic. The imperative to act now on climate change has never been more indisputable. Our world is already seeing the disastrous effects of climate change,...
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...