In 2009, G20 leaders pledged to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies. But the information presented in the 2015 OIC (Oil Change International) report, Empty Promises: G20 susidies to oil, gas and coal production, is evidence of the continuing gap between promises and reality....
“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet,” write Thomas Homer-Dixon of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and University of Waterloo doctoral candidate...
This post is largely inspired by Chris Turner's 2013 book, The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada. Turner provides both the narrative and historical facts about how the Conservatives under Stephen Harper have...
It’s a well-known fact that Stephen Harper has for years pledged to follow the American lead on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. He contends that Canada’s climate action policies should be close to that of the United States. “Canada cannot act alone because...
Paul Beckwith was  a recent guest on Talking Radical Radio to talk about his work associated with climate change science. Paul is no ordinary climatologist and scientist; he is tireless in his efforts to reach a far too complacent...
The Green New Deal is very much part of the election conversation in Canada with voting day now just 11 weeks away. And climate has surfaced as one of the top issues. Youth activists are gearing up for a...
In this post, Franke James continues her relentless opposition to Keystone XL by asking President Barack Obama to say NO to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper has said that he will not take NO for an answer. But...
Climate Letter to  Harper, May, Mulcair, 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 four leaders...
I'm angry, I'm frustrated and I can no longer just accept the things I cannot change. I WANT TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CANNOT ACCEPT (Editor ~ RollyMontpellier). The Group of Eight - G8 Group of Eight, is an assembly of...
The visual essay by Franke James should resonate loudly with Canadian voters going to the polls on October 19. “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” warned Stephen Harper in 2006. I don't agree with Stephen Harper on much but...