The wildfire season is well underway in various regions around the globe. But this year, the coronavirus is adding an even greater challenge—a double challenge—for fire fighters and health officials on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities...
Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political activist In his recent article—first published in The Tyee and featured in...
'Beds Are Burning' is from the album 'Songs For Australia'. The album is a collection of songs recorded to bring global attention to the Australian wildfires among the worst ever on planet Earth. Beds Are Burning February 16, 2020 Standard YouTube Licence Songs...
From 1986 to 2015, the five largest fossil fuel companies in the United States spent an estimated $3.6 billion on advertising. If you’re a television watcher or a consumer of political news, you’ve been subjected to fossil fuel propaganda...
"One year ago, I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I wanted you to panic. I've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous...
Let's go back in time. The date is January 1, 2010 – the beginning of a new decade. The 2000-2009 decade (the 2000s) that just ended was "the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.54...
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...
Once upon a time, children were born into a world that offered promise and hope for the future. Opportunity was just around the corner. But now, what looms ahead is sheer climate horror unless humanity can quickly bend the...
After decades of ongoing climate talks, in December of 2015, some 195 countries approved the Paris Agreement, the first ever global climate accord . The call was for an all-hands-on-deck approach—governments at all levels, individuals, private industry, and the big...
We're in a Climate Emergency! And it's time we start acting like it. September is a month of climate action. The week of September 20-27 is packed with events and moments that will be pivotal in our efforts to take...