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

The carbon tax is one of the most efficient and effective tools to reduce carbon emissions. It's a way to price pollution, especially carbon dioxide—the leading contributor to global heating and climate change. Pricing pollution is important because it uses...
Carbon dioxide is commonly pictured as the bad boy of greenhouse gases. And even if methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas, it stays mostly under the radar in climate discussions. The Global Carbon Project...
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...
Will the world be able to sink the climate problem underground or under the oceans?  Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies exist but can they really advance climate protection? Will carbon capture help keep warming below 2°C or be...
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...
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...
We've waited too long to get serious about climate change. For decades, warnings from scientists and the IPPC have gone unheeded. And now, we've just left it too late and there are consequences to our failure to act. The...
New research shows that nearly 40% of developed fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground to keep the global 1.5ºC target alive says Collin Rees of Oil Change International in his recent email to contacts. Rees is...
A new report released recently by Environmental Defence – Buyer Beware: Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Carbon Capture Fairy Tales in Canada – reveals that despite promises to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the federal government provided the fossil fuel...
Canada and the other signatories to the Paris Accord have committed to keeping the warming of the planet below 2 degrees Celsius. But now, close to two years after the signing, that goal is fast becoming a fantasy. In...