Climate Emergency

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

The longest ever Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks has ended in utter failure. COP25, held in Madrid, has turned out to be a giant bust. As the conference limped to a close, the best that countries could...
Once upon a time, children were born into a world that offered promise and hope for the future. Opportunity was just around the corner. But now, what looms ahead is sheer climate horror unless humanity can quickly bend the...
Ten Years To Zero is becoming the rallying cry for a world finally beginning to come to grips with the climate emergency that is upon us. We still have time to solve this climate thing, but we don't have...
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...
With five months to go before the next federal election, Canada’s political parties are competing for climate credibility, seemingly engaged in a battle to show they care more about the environment, reports The National Observer. This is a climate...
Dramatic change is needed. Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money and  Illusion  describes how we must adapt to the limits of our planet or perish. Enmeshed as we are in a vast, expanding mechanical network, it is hard to imagine...
The City of New York began its fight against the fossil fuel industry in the early days of 2018 with the blockbuster announcement that it would divest $5 billion of the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels and sue oil...
 "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...
The tide of public opinion about the urgency of climate action is turning. And once it crosses that tipping point, it isn't going back. We are close to that historic moment.  The promise of youth striking from school around the...
The call of youth for more ambitious climate action by world leaders cannot be ignored. And politicians who ignore their protests do so at their own peril. One in 37 Canadians showed up for the recent #climatestrike on September...