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Twenty Four Reasons for Hope

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

In the world of environmental advocacy, hope can be a scarce commodity. The daily cascade of negative reports about our planet's health can challenge even the most optimistic personality. That's why 24 Hours of Reality, a global event happening today and tomorrow (September 16-17), promises to be so refreshing: it's all about solutions and hope.

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Nuclear Radiation

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada
Capt. Trevor Greene

Lovelock said that worrying about getting cancer from nuclear radiation is pointless taken in the context of global warming. "We must stop fretting over the minute statistical risks of cancer from chemicals or radiation. Nearly one third of us will die of cancer anyway, mainly because we breathe air laden with that all-pervasive carcinogen, oxygen."

Going Toe-To-Toe Over Climate Change

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is going to get a chance to discuss climate change with high-profile oilsands critic and former U.S. vice-pr...

Ontario Liberals Make Major Environmental Commitment

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario could soon become the first place in North America to snuff out coal-fired electricity generation for good, Premier Kathleen Wynne s...

Let's Worry About Climate Change, Not Miley Cyrus

Jim Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Jim Harris

The IPCC Report was in the news for a couple of days and then disappeared from mass media news cycle. This is the largest crisis humanity has ever faced: Life on earth hangs in the balance. And yet the media attention given to Miley Cyrus twerking was infinitely greater than the coverage of the IPCC report.

Do You Know How Much From Your Pocket is Being Diverted to Carbon Costs?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sangita Iyer

The stakes are too high for us to carry on with our lives as though 'business as usual'. The long overdue policy and political changes could perhaps be brought forth by educating the public on the imperatives of carbon control in the atmosphere, which could spur political action. Human activities are generating greenhouse gases that are directly linked to the rise in global temperatures.

'There's No Such Thing As Ethical Oil'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business

Former U.S. vice president Al Gore has torn a strip off the "ethical oil" campaign favoured by some backers of Canada's oil sands, telling an audience...

Dear Minister Oliver, Your Climate Advice Is Wrong

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

It's a tough job being the Natural Resources Minister these days, between the growing opposition to proposed pipeline projects you're pushing for, plus taking all of those orders from Stephen Harper as he plots the next cabinet shuffle. All of that pressure must explain why you and your ministry appear to have lost focus lately.

The Anti-Keystone Movement Should Know When to Fold 'Em

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Wolfe

In the last few weeks the American environmental anti-Keystone movement has been dealt several very bad hands. The anti-Keystone types have lost the food money. If I was their adviser, I would strongly urge them to fold now and walk away, with the few political chips, they still possess.

Joshua Ostroff

Al Gore Attacks NRA, 'Stalker Economy' At SXSW

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business

Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but here at SXSW Interactive, he may as well have considering his returning-hero greeting (even being, ahe...

Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Tyler Elm | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

having a strategy is one thing, but being able to implement it is entirely another. After all, the value of a strategy is not what is written on the whiteboard or the back of napkin, it is the value unleashed by engaging the minds and hearts of motivated employees and suppliers.

TEDx Toronto: Realizing My Green Dream

Marcelo de Luz | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada
Marcelo de Luz

I'm hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams and help the environment at the same time. I'll be talking about what inspired me to design and build a solar car, and then what I decided to do with it and what happened in the process and what I was able to accomplish in the end. The dream, the struggle, the victory!

Quebecers Are Protesting Logical Fallacies

David Suzuki | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec's pampered youth pay lower fees than those in other parts of Canada but aren't aware that education costs money. And then I went to Quebec. There, I heard a different story.

Did Al Gore Contribute to Apple's $20 Billion Loss?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business
Tony Kondaks

Did Gore's premature announcement contribute to any potential iPhone customers not making a purchase that they otherwise would have? l Gore is an Apple board member and, as such, any public pronouncement he makes holds much more weight than rumours circulating on the internet.

Global Warning: Trust Scientists, Not Shamans

Conrad Black | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

The charlatans who promoted or allowed ecology to become the ultimate broad church gathering together everyone from the bird-watchers, to the loopy militants chaining themselves to trees, should be allowed to subside without a sadistically prolonged stay in the pillory.

Our Politicians Not Warming to Climate Change

Andrew Weaver | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Andrew Weaver

It's no wonder that our political leaders are having such a difficult time introducing the policies needed to reduce greenhouse gases. They would not see the climate effects of this policy realized during their political career. In fact, they may not be realized in their entire lifetime.

Why We Environmentalists Are Hypocrites

Elah Feder | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada
Elah Feder

Critics delight in accusing environmentalists of hypocrisy. They take deep satisfaction in forwarding emails about Al Gore's colossal home energy bills. If they like that, they'll be delighted to learn that people like me and Al who identify as environmentalists aren't so green on average.

Climate Change Deniers Can't Refute 24 Hours of Reality

David Suzuki | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

People accuse me and other environmentalists and scientists of being "alarmist". But the situation is alarming, and it's even more alarming that some people ignore it. This disconnect with reality is because industrial interests spend billions of dollars continually promoting discredited theories.

Climate Change: What's the Big Deal?

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Andreas Souvaliotis

We didn't create this mess -- we simply continued contributing to it. But if we don't at least try to change our ways, we will be known as the most selfish generation; the ones that knew what needed to be done but were too self-absorbed, too greedy or too lazy to do anything about it.