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

"The federal government has repeatedly told the public that Canada can be a climate leader while continuing to have a thriving oil and gas sector. In reality, Canadian oil and gas companies have released a range of complex, misleading...
In his recent Tyee piece about the climate destruction happening in real time in British Columbia, Andrew Nikiforuk writes "that our overly complex and intertwined systems have been stretched too far." Our political leaders seem slow to respond to...
"Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney says carbon markets are booming. By 2030 they could reach a value of up to $100 billion...a huge leap from just $300 million in 2018," reports Phys.Org. Many corporate polluters that have...
Five countries are accelerating the climate emergency according to the The Fossil Fuelled 5 report which "examines five wealthy nations—the US, Canada, Norway, Australia and the UK—that have a widening gap between their rhetoric on climate action and their...
In its post-COP26 analysis, Carbon Brief presents an in-depth summary of all the key outcomes in Glasgow. It provides an overview of the summit, looks at formal negotiations around the COP and the road to COP27. This post consists...
History may very well remember Glasgow (COP26) as the place where the 1.5°C goal went to die.  COP26 has failed us and the UK's goal to "keep 1.5°C alive" is now just "hanging by a thread" or on "life...
The United Nations’ yearly climate change conference—also known as COP (Conference of the Parties)—has taken place since 1995. COP26 is being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is usually romantically translated as "the dear green place" which is most appropriate...
Over 90 groups are urging Mark Carney—in a letter published worldwide—to do all he can to "raise the bar on climate action from the finance sector that leads to a reduction in financed emissions at the pace that the...
In September 2020, the Stockholm Environment Institute released an insightful report (1). In the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, annual global carbon emissions grew by 60%, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions. The disproportionate impact of the world’s richest...
Canada on Fire action day was a huge success as thousands of Canadians in over 60 communities rallied and marched to send a "code red" message to politicians ahead of the election — we're in a climate emergency, start acting...