Pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

There are a lot of links that can be made between coronavirus and climate change. In this article, Harriet Shugarman writes that the two are "eerily similar." It's very important to tell the truth about both while also remembering...
The number of COVID-19 cases is surging in the U.S. Summers are getting hotter because of climate change. And then add record unemployment levels. What you have is the perfect pandemic storm. "A dangerous and uncharted trifecta of the pandemic,...
Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political activist In his recent article—first published in The Tyee and featured in...
So much has been written and so much has been said about what the coronavirus means for climate change. And yes, the parallels between the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic) and climate change are too large and too numerous to ignore....
We know that we cannot return to the way things were before the COVID-19 pandemic. A return to business-as-usual is not an option. Rising to the challenge, hundreds of Canadian organizations and campaign groups have launched the Just Recovery...
Truth and life lessons often come to us the hard way. An old Chinese proverb says that one way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. And we humans have been doing many things wrong...
"This is the time for a Great Reset," writes George Monbiot in a recent Op-ed in The Guardian. He refers to "a collective failure: a crashing lapse in education, that is designed for a world in which we no...
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...
It seems almost inevitable that the Canadian government will bail out (once again) the oil and gas sector. But should governments around the world give bailouts to the wealthiest and most polluting industry in our economy? "A smart response to...
Important connections can be made between the novel Covid 19 pandemic and climate change and doing it in a good way requires nuance and skill or risk appearing hard-hearted and opportunistic. — THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT AND COVID-19 website The coronavirus...