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Carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of global warming and climate change.

"Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change. These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within...
Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, the phrase ‘Building Back Better’ is everywhere, providing a framework for recovery from the world’s worst crisis in generations. One after the other, governments have pledged to act boldly coming...
The compelling priority of the 2020s for humanity is the slashing of emissions. However, a flurry of recent Net-Zero 2050 announcements is "adding confusion and thereby distracting from the set of immediate cost-effective actions needed to cut emissions," says...
“Climate change is a challenge that demands ambition…but ambition needs to be matched with action and accountability,” commented CBC News after Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s new commitment to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 during...
"Despite Canada’s climate change commitments, the country’s “big five” banks continue to finance and support the expansion of fossil fuel industries," writes Donald Gutstein in a recent report: Fossilized Finance - How Canada's banks still enable oil and gas...
More people die every year from fossil fuel pollution—a problem that receives little attention—than have died from COVID since the outbreak in early 2020. According to new research, 8.7 million died prematurely in 2018—more than 18% of the entire...
"With the world watching, Prime Minister Trudeau had a chance to prove he's serious about facing down the climate emergency. Unfortunately, he blew it," wrote Katie Perfitt from 350.org. in her recent email to members. She was referring to...
A new UN analysis reveals that global emissions dropped by 2.6 billion tonnes in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is close to the level of cuts needed to meet the warming limits set out by...
In a recent press release, highlighting the Creating Clean Prosperity -How Canada Can Reduce Its Emissions and Increase Its Competitiveness report, Michael Bernstein of Clean Prosperity unveiled "a strategy to reduce Canada's greenhouse gas emissions while growing the low-carbon economy of...
Have you ever heard of blue carbon? According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) "blue carbon is simply the term for carbon captured by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems." It is stored and sequestered in the...