"The world faces two contrasting pathways. Either it can secure the ‘trillion dollar green gigafall’, the trillions that can be generated at low cost from the sun and the wind….Or it can stay locked into business as usual, tied...
Climate change emerged as a top-tier issue in Canada's October federal election. According to post-election polling done by Clean Energy Canada, two-thirds of Canadians want their new minority government to accelerate our response to the global climate emergency. The following...
There are two ways to look back at what 2019 showed us about the climate crisis. On one side, there's the climate despair that accompanies rising greenhouse gas emissions, extreme weather events, and the failure of the COP25 climate...
In this Oped, first published in Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Stephen Leahy maintains that "the climate emergency should be an OMG moment for Canadians — if they knew about it." We need to cut our carbon emissions by 10 per...
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...
COP 25 (Conference of the Parties) in Madrid is both different from and the same as the other 24 COPs. It's different because the world is now in a climate emergency. Alarm bells should be ringing around the world....
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has dubbed the Madrid COP25 summit as the "point of no return" in the fight against climate change. We're reminded daily of the impacts of climate change, and in spite of decades of...
Canadians are in an election campaign that will stretch out another four weeks. We're also in a climate emergency. Our government said so following a recent report that shows Canada is warming at twice the global average. As I closely...
“The reality is that if we don’t act, we’re going to see even more severe impacts.... the longer term projections under a high-emissions scenario are very severe,” said Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, on CBC’s The...
Humanity’s concern for the environment and for global warming goes back at least three decades. In 1988 some world leaders identified global warming as their biggest concern. Margaret Thatcher referred to herself as a green prime minister. George H.W. Bush...