What gives me climate hope for 2019 is the emergence of youth and women in the climate movement. They bring passion and emotional power to the forefront.
Canadians want action on climate change. We agree that we need to do more. We know that we must quickly lower our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). And there is general consent that pricing carbon is the best way to...
Greta Thunberg's messages at the United Nations emergency meeting on climate change in New York are riveting. Her words, delivered with a blend of emotion, fear and anger, reflect the anxiety young people around the globe feel about what...
“The reality is that if we don’t act, we’re going to see even more severe impacts.... the longer term projections under a high-emissions scenario are very severe,” said Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, on CBC’s The...
The 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement are fast becoming just an unachievable dream. With only 121 months left to 2030—the target date set by the IPCC— the unrelenting increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) shows no...
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...
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...
In this post, Paul Beckwith provides a climate system summary - where we are - and points out how we're already living with climate disruption. Climate change is not something that only future generations will have to contend with....
The dialogue about climate is constantly expanding. It's not enough to focus on melting Arctic glaciers, thawing permafrost, warming oceans, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, droughts. Our dialogue must now include solutions, adaptation and mitigation. We need to start asking the...
Carbon pollution is being dumped into our atmosphere at unprecedented and unregulated rates, and it’s costing us. We’re paying in dollars, in lives, in jobs, in lifestyles -- truly in every way imaginable. If carbon pollution continues unchecked, my...