Reversing the damage done to Canada's environmental reputation will not happen overnight. After nearly a decade of Stephen Harper's abysmal environmental record at home and a shameful performance at international climate talks, the restoration of Canada as an environmental...
The Federal government promised to use the results of the climate consultation process undertaken this past summer in formulating climate policy. But what about the flawed data found on the Let's Talk Climate Action website? Flawed Data We at 350 Ottawa...
In a recent (May 16) piece written for the Citizens' Climate Lobby (Canada), James Hansen compares two carbon pricing mechanisms: Cap and Trade and Carbon Fee and Dividend. He believes that Canada is well poised to become a world carbon...
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...
The clean energy revolution is underway. From Germany to China and countries all around the globe, governments, cities, towns, public institutions, and progressive companies are leading the way to reduce their dependency on fossil-fuel energy. The shift is clearly on to increasingly...
I'm pleased to welcome Monica Woodley, an ordinary citizen (like millions of us), who has been inspired by her grandchildren to become a climate warrior. I spoke with Monica on the phone recently. We agreed that our current government under...
This blog post is a follow-up to a recent letter campaign I undertook with a group of CEOs in the Canadian Oil Industry. The title of this piece, Oil Industry CEOs MIA on Climate is the product of this letter...
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...
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...
The following article (by David Suzuki and Ian Hannington of the David Suzuki Foundation) entitled The Movement for Environmental Rights is Building has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. "This is the most important thing I have ever...