Climate Emergency

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

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)...
Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to the disinformation and outright deception coming from the oil sector propaganda machine, a recent report shows the depth of deception—a new low—that the industry can sink to...
The world urgently needs to break up with gasoline. And a song is a great way to get people to sing along and get comfortable with that idea. That's why we wrote the song, Gasoline Breakup. The lyrics describe...
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...
On Friday, September 27, close to a million people joined #ClimateStrike events all across Canada. Many Canadians hit the streets for the first time calling for bolder action on climate change. Worldwide, close to 8 million "took part in...
We elect politicians to provide leadership on important issues. And specifically, we expect them to lead during emergencies. While I recognize that politics are about the art of compromise—trying to get the best results possible under difficult circumstances—politicians can no...
One has to wonder why it has taken so long to discover that tree-planting done on a massive global scale is likely to become one of the most effective tools in the carbon-fighting toolbox. A new study just out in...
This post consists of excerpts from Greta Thunberg's recent speech to the UK Houses of Parliament along with the video of the event. Greta does not dance around the climate thing. She bluntly asks the Members of Parliament "Did...
"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...