The September 20 to 27 worldwide climate week is a dream-come-true, a fairytale of sorts, a week which is tailor-made for climate activists. Just a year ago, who could have imagined that newcomers like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
I have four grandkids ranging in age between 9 and 14 years old. I often think about what their future will be like. Many adults prefer to withhold the truth about climate, to coddle and protect youth from the...
Eco-anxiety is very real. There is a clear link between climate change and mental health. A 2017 report by the American Psychological Association outlines these links and also provides a series of tips and strategies to support individuals and...
Individuals can make a huge difference when it comes to action on climate. New research shows that "government and industry do have the most responsibility, but citizen and community action is meaningful, impactful, and urgently needed." We're all in...
Fifty years ago, 20 million people took to the streets for the sake of the environment. It was the world's first Earth Day. This year we neither can’t nor need to take to the streets. Let's act on climate and make...
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly 750,000 people around the world are facing a food security “catastrophe,” meaning that “starvation, death, destitution and extremely critical acute malnutrition levels are evident,” writes The Energy Mix in...
Canada's big banks rack up huge profits each year at the expense of our climate. They are compromising the future of young Canadians by financing fossil fuel expansion. Since the 2015 Paris Agreement, the Big Five—RBC, TD, BMO, CIBC,...
Will the world be able to sink the climate problem underground or under the oceans?  Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies exist but can they really advance climate protection? Will carbon capture help keep warming below 2°C or be...
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...
Does the climate crisis scare you? Does it keep you up at night? Grant Linney is an environmental educator trained by the Al Gore Climate Reality Project. Grant says he's scared scat-less about climate change. SCARED SCAT-LESS The global parade of...