This is the third of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
“Climate change is a challenge that demands ambition…but ambition needs to be matched with action and accountability,” commented CBC News after Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s new commitment to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 during...
Canada's big banks rack up huge profits each year at the expense of our climate. They are compromising the future of young Canadians by financing fossil fuel expansion. Since the 2015 Paris Agreement, the Big Five—RBC, TD, BMO, CIBC,...
"Justin Trudeau's love of fossil fuel will only make Canada's extreme weather worse." wrote Tzeporah Berman in her recent opinion piece in The Guardian. The heat wave and wildfires causing havoc, panic and deaths in British Columbia and western...
"The action needed is still nowhere in sight...We are speeding in the wrong direction" said Greta Thunberg in a video shared with Guardian News just before the recent UN Climate Ambition Summit during which world leaders were asked to...
What Do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change? is a report "designed to help communicators understand public opinion on climate change in Canada." Canadian attitudes on climate will to a large extent determine how far governments are willing to...
In her recent Earth Day address, Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of surrendering on the 1.5°C target when they present very insufficient emissions targets that fall far short of  what the available science says is required. "You clearly see...
COP26 has been described as "the" critical climate summit to have a chance at limiting the warming of the planet to well below 2ºC, preferably 1.5ºC. Will COP26 keep 1.5 degrees alive? Will it be the answer we're looking...
Millions of people around the world will remember 2020 as the year that two major crises intersected bringing us to the stark realization that our future will be changed forever. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding climate crisis...
Canada and many jurisdictions around the world have committed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or before. But is the setting of climate targets, decades into the future, not just another spin on climate action—an abdication of the climate...