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...
The climate hypocrisy of the Trudeau government continues to elude most Canadians. A  recent report—What do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change—shows that 71% of us think our government’s actions on climate are good or acceptable. Even worse, 89%...
To reach Paris goals will require a full-out transformation of the global economy. It will demand that we make both individual and collective lifestyle changes. "The Earth is outside its comfort zone, so it's time we step outside of...
Did you know that there are roughly 7.5 million grandparents living in Canada? And many, like Lorraine Green (and myself), have become climate activists, deeply concerned about the legacy we will leave our grandchildren. We know that we're in...
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...
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to present her first federal budget within the next few weeks. This pandemic recovery budget offers an opportunity to shape the future more than any previous budget in recent memory. Freeland's fall economic...
Over 260 organizations are calling on banks to not finance EACOP (East African Crude Oil Pipeline) with a $2.5 billion loan for a "manifestly irresponsible" project. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is one of the 25 banks nearing...
The overarching theme of a post-COVID recovery is shaping up to be a transition to clean energy. A return to the pre-pandemic normal is out of the question. The world is moving to a "new normal" where environmental policies...
“It seems inevitable that the energy transition will spell the end of the fossil fuel industry’s traditionally growth-focused business model, which has already started to fail. The reduced usage of fossil fuels necessitated by any Paris-aligned temperature target is...
According to a RethinkX report from October 2020, "We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century." 100% solar, wind and batteries is just the beginning of a...