Climate Emergency

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

In the recent federal election, Canadians sent a powerful message to Prime Minister Trudeau and his governing Liberal party about the inadequacy of Canada's climate action plan—Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change. The message was loud. And...
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...
The 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement are fast becoming just an unachievable dream. With only 121 months left to 2030—the target date set by the IPCC— the unrelenting increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) shows no...
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...
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has dubbed the Madrid COP25 summit as the "point of no return" in the fight against climate change. We're reminded daily of the impacts of climate change, and in spite of decades of...
On June 17, Canada declared a #climateemergency. Considered as a symbolic move by the Liberal government ahead of a fall election, the declaration at first gathered little momentum. But what a difference a few months make. Close to a...
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...
In order for climate talks to succeed, organizers must ban the fossil fuel industry—the fossils—from all future climate conferences starting with COP 26 (Conference of the Parties) in November 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP 26 needs to be a world...
"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...