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...
I have four grandkids ranging in age between 9 and 14 years old. I often think about what their future will be like. Many adults prefer to withhold the truth about climate, to coddle and protect youth from the...
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...
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...
In his recent Opinion piece in the Tyee, Mitchell Anderson sums us Premier Jason Kenney's vision to return the Oilsands to their glory days as the beginning of a grim environmental endgame. "As the rest of the planet strives to...
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...
 "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...
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...
This post consists of excerpts from Greta Thunberg's recent speech to the UK Houses of Parliament along with the video of the event. Greta does not dance around the climate thing. She bluntly asks the Members of Parliament "Did...
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...