The timeline for climate action is compressing. There are only 11 years and 3 months and 12 days before the start of 2030, the target date set in the Paris Agreement for signatories to reach their emission-targets. And yet...
Driven by the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil, our world is getting warmer and warmer – and real people’s lives are in danger. But not just from the searing heat, violent storms, and rising seas most...
When I jog in my neighborhood and see the little knoll ahead, I often think This is going to be hard. Running begins to feel like a chore, and I consider slowing to a walk. Sometimes I even imagine the knoll...
The world’s biggest emitter decided to take some serious climate action – and in the process renewed our hope that we will beat the climate crisis. Source: The YEARS Project: We Can Solve This video Ten years ago, the idea that...
Climate change happens at home. It happens where we live and not just some faraway place halfway around the globe. Over half of the world's population lives in an urban region. And so it follows that ending climate change starts...
Margaret Klein Salamon of The Climate Mobilization believes that “the climate movement’s greatest and most underutilized strategic asset is climate truth: we are now in a planet-wide climate crisis that threatens civilization and requires an immediate, all-out emergency response.” The...
As 2017 draws to a close and flips into 2018, a short pause to reflect on my work as a climate activist and blogger is an unavoidable exercise. As usual, there are a lot more questions than answers. Are...
French President Macron's climate actions are true lessons on bold climate leadership for other world leaders, including my own Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Macron summit is meant to jump-start the lagging transition to a greener world. In July of...
As COP23 winds down, delegates have repeatedly heard arguments that more ambition is required to put the 2015 Paris Agreement into action. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, while referring to the $825 billion invested in fossil fuels in 2016,...
Countries like Canada which claim to be climate leaders cannot avoid planning for a managed decline of fossil fuels. But Canada is doing just the opposite by allowing for the ongoing expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and production. We at...