“The world’s hugely encouraging clean energy momentum is running up against the stubborn incumbency of fossil fuels in our energy systems,” says Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency. And nothing says status quo more than the...
Climate justice has evolved from the idea that the responsibility for climate change should lie with the world's worst climate offenders—the wealthy and the powerful. And yet the poorest and the most vulnerable are disproportionally impacted by global warming. (This...
The latest IPCC climate change report is “code red for humanity” says UN Secretary General. The sobering report “shines a harsh spotlight on governments dithering in the face of mounting evidence that climate change is an existential threat,” according...
More people die every year from fossil fuel pollution—a problem that receives little attention—than have died from COVID since the outbreak in early 2020. According to new research, 8.7 million died prematurely in 2018—more than 18% of the entire...
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...