What we are doing now to solve global problems—climate change, inequality, widespread violence, wars—is just not working. Instead of moving to a new paradigm, we're doubling down on the old and clinging to the same ways which have brought...
"Most of the living things on Earth are microorganisms, or microbes," writes Ellen Moyer (occasional contributor to Below2C) is this post previously published in Medium. Although images of microbes usually evoke a negative reaction, she highlights that life is...
If you're banking with one of Canada's "big six" banks—RBC, TD, Scotia, BMO, CIBC, National—you are inadvertently fuelling the climate crisis. Your money, left in these banks, is used for the financing of the Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline expansion....
"Instead of hitting the brakes on the decarbonization of the global economy" amid Russia's war on Ukraine, "now is the time to put the pedal to the metal towards a renewable energy future," said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres....
“Despite being one of the most pervasive materials on the planet, plastic and its impact on human health is poorly understood,” says the recent Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet report. Plastic is a global...
"The world is spending over $1.8 trillion a year, equivalent to 2% of global GDP, on subsidies that are driving the destruction of ecosystems and species extinction," finds a recent study commissioned by Business for Nature and The B...
"Humans are adapting to climate change, but it’s not even close to enough — and what little is being done becomes less effective as temperatures rise," writes Huffington Post.  Adaptation has its limits, both hard—no adaptive actions possible—and soft—options...
The eventual success (or failure) of Canada's climate plan depends on each of the ten provinces and three territories doing their respective share of the heavy lifting. Under Doug Ford, Ontario has fallen into a climate action blackhole where...
In a recent in-depth interview with The Narwhal's Caitlin Stall-Paquet, Canada's new Environment and Climate Change Minister Guilbeault is dead serious about his climate to-do-list outlined in the Prime Minister's mandate letter. He wants to do more and go...
As we enter 2022, the challenges are already piling up. Canadians are facing wave 4 or 5 (I've lost count) of the COVID crisis but that is far from the worst of it. We face an even greater and...