On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report: Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Climate...
A new UN analysis reveals that global emissions dropped by 2.6 billion tonnes in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is close to the level of cuts needed to meet the warming limits set out by...
We’re supposed to save the world. That’s why you’re alive right now in this time of great consequence. Humanity is putting together a team to cancel the apocalypse. And you might not realize it but your name is on...
We elect politicians to provide leadership on important issues. And specifically, we expect them to lead during emergencies. While I recognize that politics are about the art of compromise—trying to get the best results possible under difficult circumstances—politicians can no...
A new Natural Resources Canada report, Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, looks at the costs of climate change. In 2020, extreme weather caused $2.4 billion in damages across Canada, up from an average of $400 million...
Let's go back in time. The date is January 1, 2010 – the beginning of a new decade. The 2000-2009 decade (the 2000s) that just ended was "the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.54...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
When the next federal election is called—expected anytime during the next six months—climate change will be the top issue right after COVID. And Canadians will have to choose between climate delay (the Liberals) or climate denial (the Conservatives). Unfortunately,...
The carbon tax is one of the most efficient and effective tools to reduce carbon emissions. It's a way to price pollution, especially carbon dioxide—the leading contributor to global heating and climate change. Pricing pollution is important because it uses...
Dramatic change is needed. Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money and  Illusion  describes how we must adapt to the limits of our planet or perish. Enmeshed as we are in a vast, expanding mechanical network, it is hard to imagine...