Tobacco and fossil-fueled energy have curious parallels. Both have provided users with benefits, both got entrenched in behavior and society, both have grievous unintended consequences. But the story of one is more resolved, to a point. Back in the day...
Canada is a small country with only 0.5% of the world’s population. And yet, we’re hitting way above our weight by producing 1.6% of global emissions – a full 3 times more than our population. Some Canadians argue that...
“If you care about debt, you wouldn’t leave credit-card debt to your kids. That’s exactly what climate change is," said Catherine McKenna (Minister of the Environment and Climate Change) in a recent interview with Bloomberg Environment. And she's right. We...
From the Guardian: "The climate change talks in Doha are emitting a gigaton of graphs, statistics and numerical predictions. We've scooped all the numbers together and condensed them into a single diagram. It lays out the perils and potential effects...
“I was wilfully deluded until I began covering global warming,” says author and journalist David Wallace-Wells. He's the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story Of The Future which begins with these gripping opening lines “It’s worse, much worse, than...
In a recent video, Catherine McKenna (Minister of the Environment and Climate Change) invites Canadians to talk about climate. “When I talk about climate change, I want to be talking about people. I want to talk about the impact...
Canadians want action on climate change. We agree that we need to do more. We know that we must quickly lower our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). And there is general consent that pricing carbon is the best way to...
Climate deniers have delayed action on climate for decades. Most of the hard-core denialism has been financed by the fossil-fuel industry which has spent millions on public relations firms to set up industry-funded lobby groups and misinformation campaigns. Although this old...
The images of climate change are now part of daily broadcast news. News anchors finally dare to utter the words climate change. And politicians running for office are now aware that there's a political risk with falling short on...
What does a speeding freight train have in common with GHGs -- greenhouse gas emissions? Three things. First: they are both out of control. Second: unless we can put the brakes on, it doesn’t end well. Third: the eventual...