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)...
This post is a reproduction (with permission) of Franke James' latest visual essay regarding the crushing of free expression in Canada since 2006 when Stephen Harper and his Conservatives first took office. The Franke James story is one of...
Dale Marshall  is the National Energy Program Manager at Environmental Defence. I'm pleased to feature his article on BoomerWarrior ~ RMontpellier, Editor. Getting Rid of Fossil Fuels - No Coal, No Oil, No Natural Gas The recent G7 meeting in Germany signaled the beginning of...
Climate Letter to  Harper, May, Mulcair, Trudeau I'm forwarding this letter to all four federal party leaders. The letter is about the need for a more ambitious leadership on climate change in Canada. It asks each of the four leaders...
While Trudeau and the Liberal government offer up slogans to justify why the Kinder Morgan pipeline “must be built”, a chorus of thoughtful commentators have recently provided compelling evidence that the economic case for tar sands expansion and Kinder...
The province of Ontario is fast emerging as the leader in the transition to a low-carbon economy in North America. Ontario has recently launched its Climate Action Plan -- a five-year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...
In 2009, G20 leaders pledged to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies. But the information presented in the 2015 OIC (Oil Change International) report, Empty Promises: G20 susidies to oil, gas and coal production, is evidence of the continuing gap between promises and reality....
Sometimes huge issues just slide along under the radar until, all of a sudden, they blow up. The shock can come from a brown envelope slid under a door, a “scoop” in the media, or an opposition politician discovering...
Our Risk, Their Reward is the slogan or rallying cry for the Stop Energy East campaign and tour. Its purpose is to bring attention to another Canadian government pipeline project - the TransCanada Energy East.  Our Risk, Their Reward "The TransCanada Energy East...
Fossil fuel megaprojects -- pipelines, terminals, plants -- are quickly disappearing from Canada's energy landscape. Less than a year ago (November of 2016), the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway plan. This was followed by the cancellation of the massive Liquid...