Last week, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces—more specifically Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta—that challenged the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas...
"On current trends, the probability of staying below 2°C of warming is only 5%, but if all countries meet their nationally determined contributions and continue to reduce emissions at the same rate after 2030, it rises to 26%," tweeted...
Canada's climate talk versus climate action picture is not a pretty sight. In 2015—Paris Round 1—Canada pledged the weakest emissions reduction targets, "only a 15 percent reduction after 40 years,' writes Barry Saxifrage in his latest piece in National...
The climate data is in and shows that 2020 was the warmest year on record tied with 2016. Carbon Brief explains why the year "proved to be so remarkable across the planet's oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface." 2020 New Records...
The United States has dumped more planet-warming gases in our atmosphere than any other country in the world. Americans also has the dubious distinction of being the only nation which is not in the Paris Agreement. And without US...
This is an excerpt from Seth Klein’s A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, just published and now available here. The book outlines Klein’s “battle plan”, a set of valuable lessons for the climate mobilization from Canada's...
"The stranded asset hypothesis just got real," reported Business Green in early July. “Shell and BP are writing down assets while a raft of US fracking firms are entering bankruptcy protection – change is coming to the fossil fuel...
The importance of education in preparing our children and grandchildren for their future cannot be overstated. Young people—under 18 years of age—make up almost 30% of the world's population. Never before has a generation of youth been confronted with...
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over anytime soon. Globally, the number of cases continues to rise dramatically. And even in countries which have brought COVID under control, new spikes in cases show just how fragile any post-lockdown situation can...
"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...