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...
A new campaign has been launched to "stop the money pipeline". The campaign targets Wall Street which it claims is financing climate destruction and killing people. It focuses on the big banks, insurance companies and asset managers which are...
"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 recent blog...
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...
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...
Below2C welcomes Elaine Blacklock as its latest guest contributor. Elaine is first and foremost a practicing physician. She is also Dr. Air Care, a fictional character who in real life masquerades as a sane, rational, practicing pediatrician by the...
Lenore Fahrig is a climate colleague who lives in Ottawa. She is Chancellor's Professor of Biology and co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory (GLEL) at Carleton University. The post—first published in the Fahrig Lab blog—tells the...
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...
Much has been written and debated about Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) during the last months -- its economic merits, job creation, the Tar Sands expansion, its acquisition via taxpayer dollars, Canada's national interest, our Paris Agreement emissions...
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...