If you’re an average person, you eat at least 50,000 particles of microplastic each year and you breath in a similar amount. That’s close to 275 particles per day or approximately 20 for each waking hour. This adds up...
One million species are being driven to extinction by human activities according to a landmark report by the UN's IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). The rate of species extinction and the decline in biodiversity are...
Canada’s long-awaited carbon pricing policy is now in effect across the country. Starting yesterday, the federal government imposed its Backstop Carbon Pricing Policy on the last four hold-out provinces: Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The following is sourced...
For decades now, adult activists, adult environmentalists and adult scientists have been trying to move climate change to the top of the world agenda. But we have met with limited success. And for decades, adult world leaders and adult politicians...
A recent report out of the U.K.—This Is a Crisis: Facing Up to the Age of Environmental Breakdown—argues that humanity needs “three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities: the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...
Humanity’s concern for the environment and for global warming goes back at least three decades. In 1988 some world leaders identified global warming as their biggest concern. Margaret Thatcher referred to herself as a green prime minister. George H.W. Bush...
The disparity in climate speak at Davos 2019 has left me wondering if humanity is in outright climate paralysis. This year more than ever, Davos resounded with warnings to take serious action on climate change before it's too late. For...
Writing in the National Observer, Graham Saul asks two important questions: Why is the world so slow to realize that we are facing a life-threatening planetary crisis? And what would it take to galvanize us into action? Graham is a Metcalf Innovation...
What does a speeding freight train have in common with GHGs -- greenhouse gas emissions? Three things. First: they are both out of control. Second: unless we can put the brakes on, it doesn’t end well. Third: the eventual...
If you ask the average person, they will likely tell you that they want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment.  The problem is that the average person has little information to guide them to...