I'm pleased to welcome Guy Dauncey as a new contributor to Below2C. Guy is an author and futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate the vision into action. In this first...
As a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada (National Capital Region Chapter), I'm pleased to post a news release prepared by CCL Canada's National Director, Cathy Orlando. The release highlights that we have reached a climate turning point. It is...
The climate irony is inescapable as the Fort McMurray wildfire drama unfolds day by day. It has been termed the perfect fire storm leading to a new breed of wildfires. Experts believe that the Fort McMurray blaze could be the new...
Earth is warming at an unprecedented pace. Climate change is destroying our planet. And the evidence is all around us. In spite of the media's sparse coverage of global warming, we are confronted daily with cursory reports about extreme weather...
We are witnessing unprecedented climate change. And we are attempting to respond to the threats and the challenges brought about by a warming planet. The great global transition for our survival has begun. In The Winning of the Carbon War, Jeremy Leggett deals...
The planet is undergoing an unprecedented leap in warming. Just released NASA data shows that February 2016 was the first month ever that global average temperatures passed the 1.5C mark. The previous record was January 2016 at 1.14C hotter than average. That was broken...
In 2008, poor air quality alone, including from oil and gas production, cost Canada about $8-billion, according to a report by the Canadian Medical Association. By 2031, those costs are expected to rise to $250-billion....almost 90,000 people will have...
Americans United for Change has just launched a campaign called Pope or Kochs.  This progressive  advocacy group describes what is happening on the climate front this way: 69% of Americans call global warming a serious problem, 97% of scientists say that...
The central message of the latest IPCC report is stark and clear. Humanity must phase out fossil fuels by 2050 to avoid dangerous run-away climate change. The Synthesis Report reinforces what three previous reports released in the last year...
All of us who have children and grandchildren would do anything for them. We want them to succeed, be healthy and grow up to be responsible and productive members of our society. We always thought from our own upbringing...