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...
“Climate change offers a unique parenting challenge: a steadily-rolling disaster to which we all contribute, punctuated by periodic events and mounting scientific evidence. It calls into question the very way we live and the world we will leave for...
Catherine Gauthier (executive director of Environment Jeunesse) is fed up with PM Justin Trudeau's bold promises on the climate while simultaneously supporting tarsands/oilsands projects and pipelines which continue to grow Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. She heads a group which...
With five months to go before the next federal election, Canada’s political parties are competing for climate credibility, seemingly engaged in a battle to show they care more about the environment, reports The National Observer. This is a climate...
The timeline for climate action is compressing. There are only 11 years and 3 months and 12 days before the start of 2030, the target date set in the Paris Agreement for signatories to reach their emission-targets. And yet...
This post consists of excerpts from Greta Thunberg's recent speech to the UK Houses of Parliament along with the video of the event. Greta does not dance around the climate thing. She bluntly asks the Members of Parliament "Did...
“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...
Every year Canada submits its latest greenhouse gas inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2019 report is not a pretty picture. It shows an increase of 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (12MtCO2)...
It’s a poorly guarded secret that “climate change” and “global warming” are not the best phrases to engage the public on climate. The phrases are overused, worn out with overexposure. The same applies to Canada’s climate plan: the Pan...
Let's imagine for a few chilling moments that our house is on fire. That our house is being destroyed, falling apart in front of our very eyes. Then think Notre-Dame Cathedral—the symbolic home of millions of Catholics in France...