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...
We are in a climate crunch. Decades of procrastination, stalling and looking the other way on climate have left the world in a near desperate struggle for survival as the earth's temperature nears 1.5C warmer than pre-industrial levels. Canadians...
The disparity in climate speak at Davos 2019 has left me wondering if humanity is in outright climate paralysis. This year more than ever, Davos resounded with warnings to take serious action on climate change before it's too late. For...
The debate over climate change is over. Most accept that it is real and that it is happening right now. And the once-thriving denial industry is taking its final breaths. We have entered a period of consequences where mitigation...
What gives me climate hope for 2019 is the emergence of youth and women in the climate movement. They bring passion and emotional power to the forefront.