Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Ministers are meeting soon to decide what the pandemic recovery will look like. Their decisions will shape Canada for decades to come. We need to build back better by tackling economic inequality and...
On August 22, we busted the Earth's budget for 2020. We are now operating in overshoot—in ecological deficit.  "Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth...
There are two sides to Canada's post pandemic recovery. On the bright side there’s massive public support for a recovery that puts people before profits and tackles both the climate crisis and the coronavirus crisis simultaneously. Hundreds of organizations...
Being healthy is a strong determinant of who will get infected by COVID-19 and who will not. The benefits of good physical and mental health in combating disease cannot be overstated. Regular physical activity and a nutritional diet are...
"The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future," says a recent opinion piece in The Guardian. The article highlights an open letter by over 100 economists calling for...
The importance of education in preparing our children and grandchildren for their future cannot be overstated. Young people—under 18 years of age—make up almost 30% of the world's population. Never before has a generation of youth been confronted with...
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over anytime soon. Globally, the number of cases continues to rise dramatically. And even in countries which have brought COVID under control, new spikes in cases show just how fragile any post-lockdown situation can...
"Do not resuscitate," wrote George Monbiot in an OpEd In The Guardian in April. "This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity. Let’s bail out the living world, not its destroyers." But now,...
Below2C welcomes Elaine Blacklock as its latest guest contributor. Elaine is first and foremost a practicing physician. She is also Dr. Air Care, a fictional character who in real life masquerades as a sane, rational, practicing pediatrician by the...
A recent analysis by CBC News shows the delicate balancing act facing the Canadian government as the economy begins to reopen and find its new normal. There’s a very strong advocacy for a green recovery both in Canada and...