Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Third Industrial Revolution, has provided the inspiration for this post. The premise of Rifkin's book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes. "The industrial revolution powered by oil and other fossil...
This post is sourced from The Tree which is a service provided for climate communicators and influencers involved in public discourse on climate change, global warming and the transition to a clean energy platform. Title of post - The Paris Agreement is Now...
I was excited to hear Michael Moore announce that he was releasing a new film—Planet of the Humans—on Earth Day. I have found a number of his films, in particular Bowling for Columbine and SICKO, thoughtful, funny and on...
At dusk on Sunday, November 22, Ottawa youth will gather with solar lights to form an image of the sun and call for 100% renewable energy in Canada during their lifetime. Please join my four grandkids and I on...
CleanTech has arrived. The phenomenal rise of clean technology is revolutionizing the energy industry all around the globe. Both the private sector and governments are pointing the way and leading the transition away from fossil fuels. CleanTech - Battery Costs...
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...
I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
The following climate change cartoons are quite convincing. They can be a valuable aid in discussing the serious matter of the climate crisis we face with your friends or perhaps your elderly parents and of course your kids and...
To say that the solar energy sector is on fire would be an exaggeration. But solar power is unquestionably the front runner in the world's conversion to a low-carbon future. Energy from the sun is decidedly the largest component...
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...