Canada Climate Change

LOOK: This Bumper Sticker Will Ruin Your Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada

Canada is cold therefore climate change is good. Sounds about right. Right? This bumper sticker was posted to Reddit Thursday where users we...

It's Game On for Canadian Climate Change Leadership

Merran Smith | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Merran Smith

President Obama's Climate Action Plan, amounts to a strong signal that Canada's "business as usual" days are numbered. It looks like the United States is taking serious action on all these fronts, as promised. Our own government has said it would "wait and see" before following suit. The waiting is now over. Game on.

Time For Talks On Climate Change, Say Canadians

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Water-logged southern Alberta is on track to set a new Canadian record for flood damage, both in terms of cost and the number of people force...

New Climate Change Policy In Alberta?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environment Minister Diana McQueen says Alberta is a long way from imposing higher carbon levies on its energy industry.Responding to a sto...

I Stand Behind My Tweet Comparing Canada To North Korea

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

This is a larger, more esoteric blog than merely defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. But, okay, I am also defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. The analogy is that in one context only -- global environmental treaties -- Canada is acting rogue, and since North Korea is the most shocking example of a rogue state, the analogy is to North Korea. Given the challenges of Twitter, I think saying Canada is the North Korea of environmental treaties captures it very well. Not literally true in any respect. But as an analogy, it explains just how shocking Stephen Harper's actions really are.

UN On Canada's Move: 'Regrettable'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United Nations said Friday that it is “regrettable” Canada will withdraw from a UN convention that fights the spread of droughts.Prim...

'The North Korea Of Environmental Law'

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling out the Harper government after it was revealed this week that Canada has withdrawn from a United Nations ...

Fact-Checking Canada's Environmental Record

Clare Demerse | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Clare Demerse

With consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal heading into the home stretch, a parade of Canadian politicians have been making the trek to the U.S. to try to convince the Obama Administration of the pipeline's merits.The good news is that the recent visitors -- from Premiers Redford and Wall to federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver -- now acknowledge that Canada's environmental record is crucial to the upcoming U.S. decision.The bad news is that there are some gaping holes in that record.

Why Canada Could Still Lead the World to Climate Action

Jens Wieting | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Jens Wieting

Seeing the world heading towards global warming Armageddon is particularly painful to watch from Canada. With each mega-drought, record ice melt or super storm, our federal government appears to be more determined to obstruct climate progress, both domestically and abroad.

May: Tories Sabotage Climate Talks

CBC | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

When it comes to progress on climate change negotiations, the best thing for Canada to do is to stay home and stop sabotaging the process, says the le...

Will Harper Embarrass Canada at Doha?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

Talks get underway today in Doha, Qatar, where government officials from around the world will meet to discuss how, as a global community, we can work together to curb global warming pollution and adapt to the impacts of the climate disruption we're already seeing. So the question for these talks in Doha is: WWHD? What Will Harper Do?

Feds Lower Bar For Coal-Fired Power

CP | Jeff Davis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - Coal-fired power plants got more regulatory breathing room than expected to release greenhouse gases Wednesday, something federal Environm...

Our Federal Climate Change Policy: Taking the Credit Without Doing The Work

P.J. Partington | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics
P.J. Partington

The spin from the federal government on this year's Canada's Emissions Trends report was that Canada is making "significant progress" towards its emissions targets, and this progress is the "result" of federal climate policies. While there is some good news in the report, the federal government is overstating its own efforts to tackle greenhouse gas pollution and understating the challenge facing federal and provincial governments in reaching our climate commitments.

Government Allowed To Ignore Climate Change?

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Environment Canada is worried that the Harper government's own effort to encourage public servants to more carefully consider the risks and ...

Canada Not Doing Enough On Pollution, Report Finds

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The environmental advisory body that Ottawa is killing off has issued a final tally of how well federal and provincial governments are meetin...

Climate Change? What Climate Change?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The woman leading a front-running party in Alberta's provincial election has cast doubt on the widely accepted scientific theory that human...

Warmer Winters Killing Outdoor Hockey?

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada

Canada's favourite pastime is on its way to being an indoor-only sport in some areas of the country, a new study warns.The study, released Monday by U...

Dream Weavers: Those Who Think Study Supports Oil Sands are Wrong

David Suzuki | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

It was inevitable that climate change deniers and some oil industry promoters would misinterpret a study by scientist Andrew Weaver recently that said burning coal was worse for the environment than the potential impact of the oil sands. The study says the opposite.

Denying Climate Change Denies us Jobs

Megan Leslie | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

The Conservative government needs to stop denying climate change and realize jobs can be created through investing in green infrastructure projects, enhanced public transit, and green research and development, all of which will spur economic development in every community in Canada.

Feds Low-Balling Carbon Emissions From Hydro By Factor Of 20?

CP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

A study by an environmental group suggests the federal government may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from hydro developments by a factor ...

PHOTOS: Canada's Top Polluting Provinces

CBC | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

As Canada begins the process of withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol this year, and Quebec launches the country's first cap-and-trade system regulating...

Ex-MP Takes Harper Government To Court For Ditching Kyoto

CP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A group led by a former Bloc Quebecois MP is taking the Canadian government to court in the hope of overturning Ottawa's decision to withdr...

NASA Predicts Massive Climate Change Impact For Canada

CBC | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

A new NASA study predicts massive ecological changes for Canada's Prairies and boreal regions by the year 2100. Those areas a...

How Do You Bring Up Climate Change at the Dinner Table?

Ian Carey | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Ian Carey

Talking to your relatives or friends about climate change can be an uncomfortable situation. Everybody has the right to prioritize issues in their own lives, and nobody should feel talked down to by someone who is concerned about the climate apathy many Canadians feel.

Why We're All Confused About Climate Change

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

If the Earth were in distress, say, heating up to dangerous temperatures, the public would band together. We'd all scrutinize the problem to help climate scientists and environment ministers find a solution... wouldn't we? Many people wouldn't. When the issues are really complicated, some would avoid the crisis altogether.