I used to be a proud Canadian. Before I became a Climate Activist, that is. But now as a Climate Activist, I feel nothing but shame and embarrassment for Canada at climate talks. We are a proud people. We've always seen ourselves as an...
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...
I'm very pleased to welcome Anthony J. Gerst as a contributor to Below2C. Mr. Gerst is a long-letter writer whose letters have been featured in 20 countries including England, Spain, Hungary, India Australia and Brazil. A longer bio is...
A recent Editorial Board article by Bloomberg labelled fossil fuel subsidies as the world's dumbest policy ever. The delay by G20 leaders in eliminating fossil fuels goes beyond any form of logic or rationale. It's quite frankly beyond comprehension. The G20...
We are witnessing unprecedented climate change. And we are attempting to respond to the threats and the challenges brought about by a warming planet. The great global transition for our survival has begun. In The Winning of the Carbon War, Jeremy Leggett deals...
Earth is warming at an unprecedented pace. Climate change is destroying our planet. And the evidence is all around us. In spite of the media's sparse coverage of global warming, we are confronted daily with cursory reports about extreme weather...
Unprecedented Climate Mobilization is the title of a book just released by authors Elizabeth Woodworth and David Ray Griffin. Although I'm pleased with the launch of the pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change, it falls far short of the kind...
Fear is the great motivator. We pay attention to what we fear the most. And right now, as I write this article, the focus is on terrorism because of the recent events in Paris. But we should be focused on...
Rising Optimism The 20th session of UN climate negotiations starts today in Lima, Peru. Negotiators and diplomats from around the world are optimistic. The Guardian reports that this is "the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming." After a...
At the beginning of every new year, I (as a Climate Activist) like to reflect back on the most important climate action and inaction stories of the previous year. My focus is on the 2014 events that will have...