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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...
We’re supposed to save the world. That’s why you’re alive right now in this time of great consequence. Humanity is putting together a team to cancel the apocalypse. And you might not realize it but your name is on...
Humanity is in a race against time, caught between two competing tipping points. And our timeline is compressing. We now measure scientific knowledge and technological progress in months and years, not decades. The First Due to a rapidly changing climate, the...
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...
Greta Thunberg and I don’t have much in common. She’s a young female climate action phenomenon. I’m an aging boomer who is trying to correct the environmental mess my generation allowed to happen. With her climate activism she has...
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...
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)...