The world is racing toward an unprecedented climate emergency. Recent groundbreaking reports leave no doubt that climate change is now the most critical challenge of our times. The latest science is worrisome: the IPCC 1.5°C report, Canada's Changing Climate report, ...
The call for a price on carbon as the key policy driver for reducing our carbon footprint is heard far and wide.  My co-editor at Below2°C and I actually met several years ago while lobbying the federal government for...
Call it a war among friends. This is an argument about climate change that is getting louder in recent days. It’s not the dreary battle between those who respect climate science and those who deny, facts be damned. No,...
I attended the Climate Welcome training on Wednesday in preparation for the march and sit-in at Prime Minister Trudeau’s residence on Sussex Drive. I felt buoyed by the swearing in of the new PM and his cabinet earlier in...
Climate alarm bells should be going off in every country, every city, every household. We are losing ground as we struggle to fight climate change and global warming. The climate action trends witnessed in 2016 are both unsettling and ominous. Without...
We are pleased to welcome Kirsten Stade as a contributor to Below2C. She is an environmental activist, writer and organizer for a US-based nonprofit. In this first article, Kirsten makes the assertion that population control is one of the low-hanging fruits of...
Source of information: Price Carbon Now! ON Ontario's Climate Change discussion paper opens with a startling message: Two numbers that are vital for Ontarians to be aware of: 4, the number of degrees in this century that the planet is on...
In October of 2015, Canadians will elect a new government. One of the key issues during this election year will most certainly be the environment - climate change, carbon emissions, energy, pricing carbon.  Historically, climate change has not garnered much (if...
This blog post is a follow-up to a recent letter campaign I undertook with a group of CEOs in the Canadian Oil Industry. The title of this piece, Oil Industry CEOs MIA on Climate is the product of this letter...
In a few days, Ontarians will be going to the polls to elect their next government. And following a trend started by the Liberal Party in the last federal election (October 2015), climate-related issues have been an important component...