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Unprecedented heatwaves and devastating wildfires are sweeping the country. Canada is on fire because of the climate crisis. We cannot allow this to become the new normal. With enough courage from our political leaders, we can change course. But...
"Never in the history of the G7 has there been a bigger gap between their actions and the needs of the world. In the face of these challenges the G7 have chosen to cook the books on vaccines and...
"The G7 has not been a strong, effective leader on climate change, measured in part by its members' carbon dioxide emissions and their investments in fossil fuels far surpassing their investments in renewables," reveals a recent analytical study by...
In her article, Marianne Ariganello wonders if politicians really get the consequences of a weak climate action plan. "Parents do," she says. Marianne  is a scientist, parent and organizer with For Our Kids, a national network of parents and...
Prime Minister Trudeau is playing a poker game with the future of Canadians according to Terry Moore and David Robertson, co-authors of a recent report describing Canada's climate plan as a recipe for failure. Trudeau is craftily appearing to...
"So it’s goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you’ll pardon me for being blunt here – climate bullshitters," wrote Damian Carrington, the Guardian's Environment Editor in a recent opinion piece. According to the latest NDC Report (Nationally Determined Contributions)...
In her recent Earth Day address, Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of surrendering on the 1.5°C target when they present very insufficient emissions targets that fall far short of  what the available science says is required. "You clearly see...
"With the world watching, Prime Minister Trudeau had a chance to prove he's serious about facing down the climate emergency. Unfortunately, he blew it," wrote Katie Perfitt from 350.org. in her recent email to members. She was referring to...
Justin Trudeau's reign as a self-proclaimed climate leader is about to come crashing down at the Biden Climate Leaders Summit. Breaking onto the climate scene during the 2015 Paris climate talks (that led to the Paris Agreement) Trudeau became the...
Five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, Canada now has a second climate plan, a revised and "improved" version of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF). However, Version PCF 2.0—Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan:...