As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, we must not ignore the climate crisis. The evidence is all around us. Global warming threatens our very existence. As Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently, "Just because we're in...
"Aggressive action to address climate change could save the world $145 trillion," wrote Dana Nuccitelli in a recent article published in Yale Climate Connections. Climate solutions are expensive investments in the short run but will yield huge long-term savings, according...
The corona crisis that is sweeping the world is rich in lessons in crisis preparedness, and unfortunately, also rich with the consequences of unpreparedness. COVID-19 is front and center but the climate crisis has not stepped aside. As Prime...
Fifty years ago, 20 million people took to the streets for the sake of the environment. It was the world's first Earth Day. This year we neither can’t nor need to take to the streets. Let's act on climate and make...
Press Release: Together with We Don't Have Time, Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap we invite you to join us for Earth Day Week, April 20–25, 2020. We bring you a public, free, online, no-fly climate conference. It marks the 50th Anniversary...
This is a work of imagination. But the urgency of the crisis is real, the need for the suggested programs is real, and the data included in these proposals is real. — Guy Dauncey In this post we imagine a...
Lenore Fahrig is a climate colleague who lives in Ottawa. She is Chancellor's Professor of Biology and co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory (GLEL) at Carleton University. The post—first published in the Fahrig Lab blog—tells the...
“Climate change, ecological degradation, migrating populations, conflict, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health and future of children in every country,” says the WHO-Unicef-Lancet Report just published February 18, 2020. How can we help our children and...
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...
There are two ways to look back at what 2019 showed us about the climate crisis. On one side, there's the climate despair that accompanies rising greenhouse gas emissions, extreme weather events, and the failure of the COP25 climate...