The flipside of stranded assets is stranded liabilities. On the one hand, investors are increasingly asking whether oil demand is or will soon be in terminal decline, and on the flipside, there's the cost of retiring long-lived oil and...
There is no such thing as clean coal. This post, originally published in the Climate Reality blog, exposes coal's dirty little secrets. I’m a Climate Reality leader (Chicago2013). I’m pleased to reproduce this post which is a Climate Reality resource. (Rolly...
For those of you who don't have the time to read, or don't like reading or can't read. Don't despair! You can still find out everything you need to know about carbon pricing in these videos and images. Exactly! In less than...
In October of 2020, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT). Then in 2021, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Bonn, Glasgow, Dhulikhel in Nepal, 7 cities in Costa Rica and...
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...
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...
The 2018 IPCC Report stated emphatically that coal-fired power production worldwide must be reduced by 78% by 2030 to keep the world on a 1.5°C pathway. The more recent IEA NetZero by 2050 report confirms that no new coal...
The recent leak of a draft of the next IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warns that recovery from climate breakdown may be impossible as the impact of tipping points leads to far-reaching and perhaps irreversible disaster. Well,...
Break Free is a movement and a call for action. The planet is heating up faster than anyone expected. February 2016 was the most abnormally hot month in history, by a heart-stopping margin. Scientists didn’t expect this kind of temperature...
"The federal government has repeatedly told the public that Canada can be a climate leader while continuing to have a thriving oil and gas sector. In reality, Canadian oil and gas companies have released a range of complex, misleading...