Small steps are no longer enough. Incremental climate action will not get us to where we need to be by 2050 - a low carbon economy. The Paris Agreement was a historic breakthrough but it's not sufficient. It was just one...
"There is a tragedy unfolding in the face of overwhelming evidence of its dangers," writes Kevin Taft in Oil's Deep State. Given the depth of science on global warming and climate change and given the recent IPCC Report code...
Pope Francis says that we all have an obligation to take action. We can’t let complacency or politics stand in the way of progress. As the CEO of The Climate Reality Project, I’m working along with our chairman, Al Gore,...
"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...
Letter to Stephen Harper, Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau I'm forwarding this letter to all four federal party leaders. The letter is about the need for a more ambitious leadership on climate change in Canada. It asks each of the...
"The political will for painful choices is evaporating fast...turns out the world was right to be skeptical,” Bloomberg writes about expectations coming out of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit. (The following post by Mitchell Beer was previously published in The...
The way we are tackling the corona crisis is a rehearsal for how we might deal with the climate crisis which is just on our doorstep. The only difference is that "one's happening in real time, one in deep...
Ninety-nine young environmental activists achieved their goal on Parliament Hill on Monday by carrying out acts of civil disobedience. The boisterous group climbed over restricted-area police barricades near the Peace Tower. Those arrested were part of a group of 200 protesting...
Franke James' Banned on the Hill Campaign has the potential to not only embarrass the Harper Government but also add another nail in the coffin of the Conservatives who have been plagued by scandals, corruption, lies, criminal investigations and...
We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: 'Growth is good' -- not just a big...