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Climate Emergency

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

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...
For decades now, adult activists and adult environmentalists and adult scientists have been trying to move climate change to the top of the world agenda. But we have met with only limited success. The appetite for aggressive climate policy...
The world needs to hold global heating to 1.5 degrees. This is not negotiable. It is do or die.
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...
"Fifty years ago, a photo of Earth rising beyond the lunar horizon captivated the world and inspired the modern environmental movement. Humans have since despoiled the planet to the brink of environmental catastrophe," writes Steward M. Patrick in a...
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...
"I'm an emergency doctor and I'm working on this because this is an emergency," says Dr. Courtney Howard, who wrote the Canadian section of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change released this past November. The 2018 Lancet...
The EcoFiscal Commission has launched a blog series named the Climate Roulette in which it explores the risk factors associated with climate change. The risk of climate impacts increases exponentially as global temperatures rise. "The science is clear: the future...
The disparity in climate speak at Davos 2019 has left me wondering if humanity is in outright climate paralysis. This year more than ever, Davos resounded with warnings to take serious action on climate change before it's too late. For...
We are in a climate crunch. Decades of procrastination, stalling and looking the other way on climate have left the world in a near desperate struggle for survival as the earth's temperature nears 1.5C warmer than pre-industrial levels. Canadians...