Pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

"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...
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...
"Capitalism’s shield has been breached — we can now see its soul," writes Brad Zarett in a recent article first published in Medium. Brad writes about avoiding the trap of getting 'back to normal' once we get through the...
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,...
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 COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians (and the rest of the world) to hit the pause button. How do we recover back better? Can we? Do we want to? This is especially true of our energy transition to a...
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...
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...
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...
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...