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The politics of climate change.

Climate change is rising to the very top of the political agenda both in Canada and the United States as each country enters its next election cycle—Canada in October 2019 and the US in November 2020. Starting in October,...
It’s a poorly guarded secret that “climate change” and “global warming” are not the best phrases to engage the public on climate. The phrases are overused, worn out with overexposure. The same applies to Canada’s climate plan: the Pan...
"There are reasons to believe that the Paris agreement is in bad shape, that in the 2020s it could break down or even fall apart entirely," writes Dave Roberts in a recent Vox article. Under the Paris Agreement, every...
Canadians have just voted a strong yes for bolder and more ambitious climate action. But only the Green Party put forth a climate plan that meets IPCC red lines and the climate science needed to reach zero carbon by...
In a recent National Observer article, Barry Saxifrage points out the obvious: Alberta's Tar Sands expansion is killing Canada's national climate goals. Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost...
Elections always matter. Canada's federal election, now just days away, will be followed by the U.S. election in November of 2020. Canadian voters have to decide whether to elect a government which will take progressive action on the climate...
The images of climate change are now part of daily broadcast news. News anchors finally dare to utter the words climate change. And politicians running for office are now aware that there's a political risk with falling short on...
Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to the disinformation and outright deception coming from the oil sector propaganda machine, a recent report shows the depth of deception—a new low—that the industry can sink to...
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...
“That pipeline is going to get built,” said a combative Prime Minister Trudeau during a radio interview in Edmonton a few days ago (February 1). His comment was in response to the war of words between the Premiers of...