Many will find this article too "gloom and doom". Just pretend you've just been given a serious medical diagnosis. You have a stage 4 cancer. After the initial shock, you need to confront it. You can't hide from the...
"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...
Humanity’s concern for the environment and for global warming goes back at least three decades. In 1988 some world leaders identified global warming as their biggest concern. Margaret Thatcher referred to herself as a green prime minister. George H.W. Bush...
On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report: Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Climate...
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...
Let's imagine for a few chilling moments that our house is on fire. That our house is being destroyed, falling apart in front of our very eyes. Then think Notre-Dame Cathedral—the symbolic home of millions of Catholics in France...
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...
For decades now, adult activists, adult environmentalists and adult scientists have been trying to move climate change to the top of the world agenda. But we have met with limited success. And for decades, adult world leaders and adult politicians...
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...
A recent report out of the U.K.—This Is a Crisis: Facing Up to the Age of Environmental Breakdown—argues that humanity needs “three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities: the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...