Fifty years ago, 20 million people took to the streets for the sake of the environment. It was the world's first Earth Day. This year we neither can’t nor need to take to the streets. Let's act on climate and make...
The just-released 2020 report on global fossil fuel financing by banks, Banking on Climate Change 2020, shows how the big banks are promoting the expansion of fossil fuels with more than US$2.7 trillion in direct investments since the 2015...
Music is powerful. We are deeply impacted by the music we listen to. It can influence our moods and shape our behaviours. This is especially true for younger kids and teenagers. My grandchildren can sing every word to their...
Lenore Fahrig is a climate colleague who lives in Ottawa. She is Chancellor's Professor of Biology and co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory (GLEL) at Carleton University. The post—first published in the Fahrig Lab blog—tells the...
As the climate crisis becomes truly obvious and severe, Canadians remain hesitant to take the kind of decisive and comprehensive action that is called for. Our federal government declared a climate emergency in June of 2019 but for the...
Internal combustion engines are doomed to die off soon, writes Jim Harris. The rise of EVs, e-scooters and autonomous Ubers will spell the death of old automobiles sooner than you think. Traditional car companies are zombies. They’re dead but...
The year 2019 ended the hottest decade on record by being the year of climate emergency declarations. Globally, "one in ten people now live in a place which has declared a climate emergency," reports The Verge. Canada declared a...
Something is shifting in the fossil fuel industry. It's no longer business as usual for the 'fossils' and the governments that support them. People around the world are becoming keenly aware of the many ways the burning of fossils...
Near the end of her career, Helen Keller was asked by a student if there was anything worse than losing her sight. She replied, “Yes, I could have lost my vision.” Grow until we drop As human activity expands to press...
The dialogue about climate is constantly expanding. It's not enough to focus on melting Arctic glaciers, thawing permafrost, warming oceans, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, droughts. Our dialogue must now include solutions, adaptation and mitigation. We need to start asking the...