Climate Emergency

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

September is back to school for students. But this year, it's also back to #climatestrikes for many students who have taken a break from striking for climate on Fridays during their summer vacation. The Fridays for Future phenomenon—a movement...
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...
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...
Carbon pricing works. There are examples of its success the world over. And yet, some politicians use it as a political tool to confuse voters.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Canada’s Parliament has passed a “non-binding” motion declaring a climate emergency. By doing so, our Members of Parliament recognize that “climate change is a real and urgent crisis driven by human activity.” The motion is intended to “declare that...