The Death of the Tar Sands - When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government's energy strategy for Canada (focused almost entirely on the expansion of fossil fuels) the Death of the Tar...
Prime Minister Trudeau is finding out just how difficult it is to navigate his pro-pipeline fossil fuel agenda during an era of climate change. The fact that climate-warping mega projects such as the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines...
I'm pleased to welcome Monica Woodley, an ordinary citizen (like millions of us), who has been inspired by her grandchildren to become a climate warrior. I spoke with Monica on the phone recently. We agreed that our current government under...
It was quite a shock when the Canadian Finance Minister announced that the Liberal Cabinet’s solution to Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s pipeline woes was that Canada would buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline outright for $4.5 billion. Here are 9 reasons we...
Canada is doubling down on fossil fuel infrastructure expansion. In May the Trudeau government bought a pipeline -- Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain project -- with $4.5 billion taxpayer dollars. And now the Prime Minister is celebrating the $40 billion...
Is the COVID-19 crisis the wake-up call we've been waiting for? It's an opportunity to reflect on the fragility of our way of life—our interconnectedness and interdependence—and how we are mutually reliant on each other. It brings out the...
But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. (Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress) As I look into the distance, deeply absorbed in my endless search for meaning, I leave...
In this post, Franke James continues her relentless opposition to Keystone XL by asking President Barack Obama to say NO to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper has said that he will not take NO for an answer. But...
If you found the old climate math somewhat scary, you will find the new climate math of 2016 horrifying. A new study just released, The Sky's Limit, shows the need to keep carbon in the ground by "stopping all new fossil fuel infrastructure...
At the recent COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Canada told the world that climate action is our number one priority. The Trudeau government promised to set Canada on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. This promise will soon...