Canada is a small country with only 0.5% of the world’s population. And yet, we’re hitting way above our weight by producing 1.6% of global emissions – a full 3 times more than our population. Some Canadians argue that...
Over the past six months, Greta Thunberg has attacked world leaders over their failure to deal with climate change—their climate inaction—with her blunt and spirited speeches. These are a few of her words: You say you love your children above...
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...
“I was wilfully deluded until I began covering global warming,” says author and journalist David Wallace-Wells. He's the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story Of The Future which begins with these gripping opening lines “It’s worse, much worse, than...
In October of 2018, the IPCC released its landmark report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. World-leading climate scientists are now warning us that we have 12 years to prevent the catastrophic impacts...
"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...
"Fifty years ago, a photo of Earth rising beyond the lunar horizon captivated the world and inspired the modern environmental movement. Humans have since despoiled the planet to the brink of environmental catastrophe," writes Steward M. Patrick in a...
Writing in the National Observer, Graham Saul asks two important questions: Why is the world so slow to realize that we are facing a life-threatening planetary crisis? And what would it take to galvanize us into action? Graham is a Metcalf Innovation...
What does a speeding freight train have in common with GHGs -- greenhouse gas emissions? Three things. First: they are both out of control. Second: unless we can put the brakes on, it doesn’t end well. Third: the eventual...
As our world becomes warmer and warmer, our seas will continue to rise. That's because the number one cause of sea-level rise is climate change. What is Sea-Level Rise? We can talk about sea-level rise in two different ways: relative sea-level rise and absolute sea-level...