Dr Jeremy Leggett is founding director of Solarcentury, founder and chair of SolarAid, and a researcher and writer on climate, clean energy, technology and the future of civilization. Recently at FundForum International 2018 he was asked to do an...
"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...
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...
Driven by the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil, our world is getting warmer and warmer – and real people’s lives are in danger. But not just from the searing heat, violent storms, and rising seas most...
Canada is doubling down on fossil fuel infrastructure expansion. In May the Trudeau government bought a pipeline -- Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain project -- with $4.5 billion taxpayer dollars. And now the Prime Minister is celebrating the $40 billion...
When Greta Thunberg began her friday climate strikes on August 20, 2018, she promised to continue her weekly protests until Sweden reduced carbon emissions in line its Paris Agreement commitments. Since then, her legendary rise to become the world's...
From 1986 to 2015, the five largest fossil fuel companies in the United States spent an estimated $3.6 billion on advertising. If you’re a television watcher or a consumer of political news, you’ve been subjected to fossil fuel propaganda...
"Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare, the pressure for change is growing," as reported in a recent article published in...
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 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...