What Did You Do Once You Knew It's 3:23 in the morning, and I'm awake because my great, great, grandchildren won't let me sleep. My great, great, grandchildren ask me in dreams What did you do, while the planet was plundered? What did...
"If you thought it was hard to keep up your New Year's resolution, try keeping an 85-year pledge, reported the CBC about the G7 promise to decarbonize by the year 2100. We all know how such resolutions turn out. Some environmentalists have...
The following visualization using small multiples is a creation by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist with NCAS (National Centre for Atmospheric Science). The visual consists of small temperature maps showing temperature changes from 1850 to 2016, using the 1961-1990 period as...
We the people of this planet demand a price on carbon pollution. We are all paying for carbon pollution. We’re paying for it in dollars, in lives, in livelihoods, and in every way imaginable, and the truth is, we simply...
The planet is baking under relentless heat. We have severe dry conditions and droughts in broad areas around the entire globe. There is no end in sight to the current global heating trend. Our planet is on fire. The Earth is...
Harvey, Fort McMurray(2016), Sandy(2012), Katrina(2005) are household names in North America. Three of these events are powerful hurricanes which brought destruction and death to the large urban centres of New Orleans, New York City and now Houston. The other –-...
According to the United Nations, desertification and drought affected one third of the planet surface and over 1.5 billion people globally in 2012. In the following post, Ellen Moyer writes about the California drought. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor for...
In this post, Nick Fillmore discusses the emergence of climate change anxiety. As people around the globe begin to encounter the truth about climate change -- the anticipation of where the next climate-related disaster will hit and issues of personal...
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. The phrase "Common Sense Revolution" has been used as a political slogan to describe 'common sense conservative' platforms in...
In two previous articles, I have written with optimism about encouraging trends in global efforts to tackle climate change. In Climate is Back I wrote that "climate is news again" and the shift in public attitudes about putting a price...