Climate Politics

The politics of climate change.

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...
It seems almost inevitable that the Canadian government will bail out (once again) the oil and gas sector. But should governments around the world give bailouts to the wealthiest and most polluting industry in our economy? "A smart response to...
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...
Millions of people around the world will remember 2020 as the year that two major crises intersected bringing us to the stark realization that our future will be changed forever. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding climate crisis...
Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has ever set. The climate politics of the last three decades—politics as usual—just hasn't worked. Canadians are less Paris-compliant today than when the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015. But there...
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...