Climate Politics

The politics of climate change.

A recent Angus Reid poll (in August) shows that climate change and the environment are amongst the top issues facing voters in Canada's upcoming federal election. And this September as students return to school and climate strikes resume across...
Canadians want action on climate change. We agree that we need to do more. We know that we must quickly lower our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). And there is general consent that pricing carbon is the best way to...
Writing for Policy (Canadian Politics and Public Policy), Green MP Elizabeth May states that "the reports of oil's death are NOT greatly exaggerated. The combined impacts of the world glut of cheap oil, low demand and the arrival of...
“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet,” write Thomas Homer-Dixon of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and University of Waterloo doctoral candidate...
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...
In a recent conversation with my colleague Magnus L.H. Haslebo the Co-Founder of the Resistance Group Guerilla and the former Head of Communications for the Danish political party, The Alternative, it became clear that while sociopathic corporations’ greed is destroying the...
The debate over what makes up a strong climate plan has been a key issue for Canadians  during the campaign leading up to the September 20th federal election. And it will continue to be on the front burner as...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to use a false and misleading narrative in his attempt to build the Kinder Morgan pipeline. As one of the 195 signatories of the Paris Accord, Canada has committed itself to unprecedented cuts...
At the recent COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Canada told the world that climate action is our number one priority. The Trudeau government promised to set Canada on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. This promise will soon...
I must admit that I did not see this coming. Canadians have been hearing for several weeks -- since Kinder Morgan set its May 31 ultimatum -- that Prime Minister Trudeau was considering a bail-out of the Kinder Morgan...