There are over 12,000 gas stations in Canada and about 100,000 in the U.S. That's a lot of real estate. And as gas cars become obsolete, so too will services catering to ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles. It's not...
What we are doing now to solve global problems—climate change, inequality, widespread violence, wars—is just not working. Instead of moving to a new paradigm, we're doubling down on the old and clinging to the same ways which have brought...
You don't need to be a scientist or climatologist to know something is not right. You just need to look out your window or look up. And yet, millions still won't see the warning signs. Why is climate denial...
Don't Look Up takes a satirical look at how politicians, the media and society in general deal with planetary threats. In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio plays an astronomer-scientist who tries to warn the US President of an approaching planet-killer comet...
If you're a pension fund beneficiary or contributor, how your retirement savings are invested is of utmost importance as the world enters the era of climate crisis. Is your pension fund contributing to climate change? Is it making global...
Children all over the world are asking oodles of questions about climate change. Unlike their parents who did not have to face such an existential threat when they were growing up, today's kids want to know more about how...
The mass production and consumption of plastics has created perhaps the biggest environmental crisis in human history. To solve the plastic problem we need to start producing and using alternative non-plastic products. And of course we can also recycle,...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
Climate change aggravates the difficulties already faced by Indigenous communities in all regions of Canada particularly in the Arctic and Subarctic where they experience the direct and local impacts of a warming planet. The difficulties are many: economic and...
In a previous article, Brad Zarnett asks if "our ape brains are poorly configured to address a slow moving crisis with speed." One might be quick to point out that the world is reacting with speed to the coronavirus...