The UNEP 2021 Production Gap Report finds that governments' fossil fuel production plans are dangerously out of sync with Paris limits. The Report "tracks the discrepancy between governments’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting...
Canada’s Election 44 is now history. Justin Trudeau and the Liberals did not get what they wanted but instead got what they deserved, another minority. Seeking to capitalize on his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Trudeau’s obvious power grab...
"Recent carmaker pledges of a green, emissions-free future filled with electric vehicles (EVs) have created a smokescreen, hiding a near-term push by the same car companies to sell millions of carbon-polluting sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks. Emissions from...
The act of choosing our politicians while the world is burning around us is a deeply profound act. Canadians have just chosen their next government during an election in which the climate crisis rose to the top of the...
In September 2020, the Stockholm Environment Institute released an insightful report (1). In the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, annual global carbon emissions grew by 60%, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions. The disproportionate impact of the world’s richest...
The "Net-Zero by 2050" fantasy is now the "de facto climate goal" writes Peter Kalmus in his latest Guardian opinion piece. "This is deadly procrastination," he adds. Kalmus tweeted that there are two fatal flaws with "net-zero by 2050"....
"Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change. These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within...
The world needs every weapon in its climate arsenal to tackle the unprecedented existential threat of climate change. Oil Change International (along with an impressive list of collaborators) has just released a report that shows how central banks are...
Fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by nuclear weapons. Today we need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty because climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a global existential threat. (This post is sourced in...
Canada’s recent heat records, wildfires and over 450 deaths are the tip of a quickly melting iceberg. Around the same time, a leaked IPCC draft report warned of just how close we are to a cascading failure of our precious...