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McKibben and 350.org should spend more time working on domestic politics rather than blaming Canada for selling into the U.S. market and helping satisfy American energy demand. More simply, instead of attacking our elected officials, he could work at reducing U.S. demand.
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McKibben urged Trudeau’s gushing fans to “stop swooning” over the prime minister, whom he called a “disaster for the planet.”
I haven't noticed many of these wealthy film idols advocating for poor people who can't even pay for the most basic, reliable oil-based technologies. Cutting off affordable petroleum-based resources isn't just frivolous; it's harmful to the most vulnerable people in society.
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Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben spent his elementary-school years in Toronto, during his father's posting as a business journalist.
"If we're to deal with climate change, the tar sands need to stay in the ground, full stop."
Why aren't other sentient beings receiving the same respect as humans? You see, every single creature on the planet has a role to play, but just because humans don't see the intrinsic characteristics, they tend to treat the other creatures with disregard.
In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossil fuel sector. I've also featured researchers who...
History will remember 2012 as the year the climate changed. That means that 2013 needs to be the year that we bring the warming back home. That's why the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition is taking a leap of faith and leaving charitable status behind. We need to take the gloves off when it comes to this fight.
Some people have argued that natural gas could be a "bridging" fuel while we work on expanding renewable energy development. If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's hiring of a one-time lobbyist for TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline has fanned the flames of environmentalist anger at the administration over...
Tar Sands Action
If you stroll by Parliament Hill today, or turn on the news, you're likely to see a large group of people protesting the tar sands. Some of these people are also likely to get arrested in an act of no...
WASHINGTON - With the U.S. State Department expected to release within days its final environmental analysis of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists are cranking up their protest effo...