"Why is life on earth still taking second place to fossil fuel companies," asks George Monbiot in an August 2021 opinion piece in The Guardian. Humanity faces an unprecedented existential threat, a looming climate crisis that will make the...
Wildfires are raging across the country, cities are choked by smoke and entire communities are being displaced. The climate crisis is at our doorstep. In response to these catastrophic climate events, Prime Minister Trudeau said, "we simply have...
"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) will not address the core drivers of the climate crisis or meaningfully reduce GHG emissions, and should not distract from real climate solutions," according to CIEL (Center...
In British Columbia, over 300 fires are burning around the province. The province has declared a state of emergency, with “40 evacuation orders affecting about 5,700 people or almost 2,900 properties in the province” and an additional 69 evacuation...
A new Natural Resources Canada report, Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, looks at the costs of climate change. In 2020, extreme weather caused $2.4 billion in damages across Canada, up from an average of $400 million...
Carole Holmes is Co-Chair of GASP, Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet. As a grandmother she has deep concerns for the environmental health of the planet her grandchildren will inherit. In this post she tells her story about how...
"Polluting industries are overwhelmingly represented on the boards of the UK’s banks by directors with past and current connections to high-carbon and environmentally damaging companies," reports a new DeSmog analysis "prompting concerns that the boards’ personnel pose a systemic...
On March 19th, youth globally and across Canada are taking action telling the world "no more empty promises". They're calling on governments, pillars of the fossil fuel industry, banks, and insurance companies to #ActOnYourPromises and #NoMoreEmptyPromises. (The materials for this...
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...
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...