"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...
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...