The importance of education in preparing our children and grandchildren for their future cannot be overstated. Young people—under 18 years of age—make up almost 30% of the world's population. Never before has a generation of youth been confronted with...
During the election campaign, all parties—with the exception of the Conservatives—promised many new climate change measures, including legally binding targets that get Canada to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Exit polls showed that Canadians want and expect a more...
The overarching theme of a post-COVID recovery is shaping up to be a transition to clean energy. A return to the pre-pandemic normal is out of the question. The world is moving to a "new normal" where environmental policies...
The financial sector funds climate change. It's an undeniable fact. And as this becomes more front and centre, both beneficiaries and contributors to pension funds are questioning how their money is invested. As Canadians become increasingly concerned about climate...
Change doesn't travel in a straight line. It ripples and cascades and after long periods of stability, big change happens fast. That is the premise of Rethinking Humanity, a book (available for download here) authored by Tony Seba and James...
Public opinion on climate change has shifted. Politicians who continue to ignore this issue do so at their own peril. In this post-Paris Agreement era, the climate and the ballot booth must go together. The climate may very well...
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...
The fossil fuel industry has spread its tentacles into every aspect of our lives. Evidence of its power and influence is everywhere—our governments, institutions, banks, boardrooms, and of course our personal lives. At the same time, we understand that...
We the people of this planet demand a price on carbon pollution. We are all paying for carbon pollution. We’re paying for it in dollars, in lives, in livelihoods, and in every way imaginable, and the truth is, we simply...
What is happening in Germany's electric vehicle market is a strong indicator of the growth of EVs worldwide. CleanTechnica writes that the German EV market is reaching escape velocity registering a 26.6% market share last December as gas and...