In this post, Sam Carana shows that the aspirational goal (agreed to in Paris) of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C is quite simply, delusional. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor for BoomerWarrior). Temperature Rise of 1.5°C by 2024? At the Paris Agreement, nations...
The Death of the Tar Sands - When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government's energy strategy for Canada (focused almost entirely on the expansion of fossil fuels) the Death of the Tar...
How does a country go from climate change laggard to climate change leader in 7 weeks? I'm glad you asked. Image: screen shot from "Future generations will be proud" from Vimeo On October 19th, Canadians elected a new government. Expectations were high - Canadians...
Greta Thunberg and I don’t have much in common. She’s a young female climate action phenomenon. I’m an aging boomer who is trying to correct the environmental mess my generation allowed to happen. With her climate activism she has...
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...
The recent official visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the United Stated, the first in almost two decades, has moved both countries ahead of the climate curve. The following article was posted by Ken Berlin, the president and CEO...
In his recent Opinion piece in the Tyee, Mitchell Anderson sums us Premier Jason Kenney's vision to return the Oilsands to their glory days as the beginning of a grim environmental endgame. "As the rest of the planet strives to...
"Canada’s provinces are taking command of the nation’s battle against climate change, seizing climate leadership from a reluctant federal government as the clock ticks down to a crucial international climate agreement later this year," reports the Globe and Mail. Climate Leadership...
I'm pleased to welcome Dr. Cara Augustenborg as a contributor to BoomerWarrior. Cara believes that electing Donald Trump spells the end of the planet as we know it. I like to think of him as a global climate wrecking...
In this post, Nick Fillmore reflects on the aftermath of the Paris Agreement - the afterglow. Will the commitment for climate action of 195 world leaders and corporate sector giants like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg be enough to...