It started so well. In December of 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada emerged from the Paris Agreement talks as a rising climate star and a beacon of hope for global climate action. “Canada is back...
In a recent National Observer article, Barry Saxifrage points out the obvious: Alberta's Tar Sands expansion is killing Canada's national climate goals. Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost...
While it’s very easy to get caught up in the dynamics of the Kinder Morgan controversy, what about the real question, the truly critical question? What is the impact of the Tar Sands on global carbon emissions? Where Does...
Canadians are asking Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to show us the science on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Both claim that the decision to build the pipeline is backed by science....
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to use a false and misleading narrative in his attempt to build the Kinder Morgan pipeline. As one of the 195 signatories of the Paris Accord, Canada has committed itself to unprecedented cuts...
A climate battle has begun in New York City. It's a battle against the fossil fuel industry. The tide is turning against the fossils. There is now a line in the sand. Source: YouTube video, New York City, CNN Money The...
We are pleased to welcome Patrick Derochie as a new contributor to Below2°C. Patrick is a Program Manager with Environmental Defence. In this first post, he exposes the boundless greed of the fossil fuel sector which continues to lobby governments for...
Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continue to rise reaching levels not seen for 800,000 years. Greenhouse gas concentrations reached 403.3 ppm in 2016 compared to 400.00 ppm in 2015 and 397.7 ppm in 2014.  This year’s numbers are likely to be...
Countries like Canada which claim to be climate leaders cannot avoid planning for a managed decline of fossil fuels. But Canada is doing just the opposite by allowing for the ongoing expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and production. We at...
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...