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...
Did you know that the money you've set aside for tomorrow and for the future of your children and grandchildren is being used to finance the climate crisis that is already destroying their very future? Did you know that one...
(This post was first published October 11, 2019. It is now updated and republished September 9, 2020.) After decades of ongoing climate talks, in December of 2015, some 195 countries approved the Paris Agreement, the first ever global climate accord...
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...