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The world is facing a climate emergency. The urgency to act is as clear as crystal.

Most Canadians are worried about the climate. According to a recent survey, nearly 66% see climate as the top priority in this fall's election. But sadly half of those surveyed would not pay out more than $100 per year...
Canada’s Parliament has passed a “non-binding” motion declaring a climate emergency. By doing so, our Members of Parliament recognize that “climate change is a real and urgent crisis driven by human activity.” The motion is intended to “declare that...
Dramatic change is needed. Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money and  Illusion  describes how we must adapt to the limits of our planet or perish. Enmeshed as we are in a vast, expanding mechanical network, it is hard to imagine...
The world needs to hold global heating to 1.5 degrees. This is not negotiable. It is do or die.
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...
 "Greta Thunberg speaks for and to all of us," writes Warren Bell in his opinion piece in The National Observer.  Greta speaks with a clarity and a force that reaches very deep inside each of us. Her message cannot...
“Climate change offers a unique parenting challenge: a steadily-rolling disaster to which we all contribute, punctuated by periodic events and mounting scientific evidence. It calls into question the very way we live and the world we will leave for...
With five months to go before the next federal election, Canada’s political parties are competing for climate credibility, seemingly engaged in a battle to show they care more about the environment, reports The National Observer. This is a climate...
The world is racing toward an unprecedented climate emergency. Recent groundbreaking reports leave no doubt that climate change is now the most critical challenge of our times. The latest science is worrisome: the IPCC 1.5°C report, Canada's Changing Climate report, ...
Every year Canada submits its latest greenhouse gas inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2019 report is not a pretty picture. It shows an increase of 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (12MtCO2)...