Pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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...
The wildfire season is well underway in various regions around the globe. But this year, the coronavirus is adding an even greater challenge—a double challenge—for fire fighters and health officials on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities...
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...
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...
“Delay is the deadliest form of denial," once said C. Northcote Parkinson. And "Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it,” according to George R.R. Martin ( A Game of Thrones). And as the world struggles...
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...
"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...
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....
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, we must not ignore the climate crisis. The evidence is all around us. Global warming threatens our very existence. As Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently, "Just because we're in...
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,...