Climate Emergency

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

The September 20 to 27 worldwide climate week is a dream-come-true, a fairytale of sorts, a week which is tailor-made for climate activists. Just a year ago, who could have imagined that newcomers like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
Canada declared a climate emergency on June 17. And during the ongoing election campaign, climate has emerged at the top issue. It's time to be a climate voter and elect a government that will not ask what will it...
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)...
"One year ago, I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I wanted you to panic. I've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous...
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, ...
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...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
Eco-anxiety is very real. There is a clear link between climate change and mental health. A 2017 report by the American Psychological Association outlines these links and also provides a series of tips and strategies to support individuals and...
 "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...
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...