Climate Politics

The politics of climate change.

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...
"Capitalism’s shield has been breached — we can now see its soul," writes Brad Zarett in a recent article first published in Medium. Brad writes about avoiding the trap of getting 'back to normal' once we get through the...
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...
Remember the Northern Gateway pipeline? How about the Energy East pipeline? Neither got built. Both projects got quashed due primarily to public resistance. As opposition and resistance build in the coming months, Kinder Morgan will become the next pipeline...
The debate over climate change is over. Most accept that it is real and that it is happening right now. And the once-thriving denial industry is taking its final breaths. We have entered a period of consequences where mitigation...
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...
As the climate crisis becomes truly obvious and severe, Canadians remain hesitant to take the kind of decisive and comprehensive action that is called for. Our federal government declared a climate emergency in June of 2019 but for the...
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,...
The longest ever Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks has ended in utter failure. COP25, held in Madrid, has turned out to be a giant bust. As the conference limped to a close, the best that countries could...
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...