The way we communicate about climate change and global warming makes a difference. When I first became a climate advocate, it felt quite normal to bombard skeptics with facts and evidence about the problem. Surely if you give people...
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....
As 2013 draws to a close, news aggregators, media organizations, bloggers and newspapers are racing to put out their best of and their worst of 2013 lists for just about everything you can think of - books, albums, movies,...
Tobacco and fossil-fueled energy have curious parallels. Both have provided users with benefits, both got entrenched in behavior and society, both have grievous unintended consequences. But the story of one is more resolved, to a point. Back in the day...
Under the hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #ClimateStrike, students around the world will be striking for climate on Friday December 7 during the COP24 climate talks happening in Katowice, Poland. As elsewhere, support for #ClimateStrike is soaring in Canada. Sophia Mathur, an 11-year-old...
Canada’s massive fossil fuel subsidies give Canadians the dubious distinction of being the G7 leader in handouts to Big Oil. Canadians need to know every woman, man, and child in Canada  “donates” around $100 ($77 USD) to profitable, and often foreign-owned,...
We are in a climate crunch. Decades of procrastination, stalling and looking the other way on climate have left the world in a near desperate struggle for survival as the earth's temperature nears 1.5C warmer than pre-industrial levels. Canadians...
The summer of 2018 will be remembered as the first time global warming became front-page news around the world. “The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle. We are seeing them playing out in real time  in the...
A few years ago I ran across Steve Lee online. Our paths crossed on social media and we exchanged information on how each of us was actively engaged in various climate actions. At the time, Steve was working on...
Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you'd be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep my children and grandchildren safe. And millions of activists around the globe...