Canada Climate Change

Why Canadians Have Ignored Climate Change

Nick Fillmore | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Impact
Nick Fillmore

Reflecting back, given the seriousness of the crisis as it is now being described internationally, it is difficult to understand how Toronto's protests and climate talks were allowed to be so meaningless. These weaknesses, plus deplorable reporting by mainstream media, are responsible for millions of Canadians being poorly informed and not taking the threat of potentially disastrous climate change seriously.

If The Pope Gets Climate Change, Why Can't B.C.?

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Raffi Cavoukian

Forget the dirty money "jobs and billions" dreams Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet cronies sell. Their sleight of hand is clumsy, bad for B.C., bad for our planet and the children to come.

Aglukkaq: Best Enviro-Friendly Budget Ever

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No previous federal budget has ever done more for the environment than the one delivered this week by the Conservative government, according ...

Zi-Ann Lum

Elizabeth May Calls New Budget 'Anti-Environmental' | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Politics

“There’s nothing here that suggests anything visionary or comprehensive or actually strategic,” says Green party leader.

Canada Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue Climb: Report

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The latest emissions inventory from Environment Canada shows the country's overall greenhouse gas output climbed 1.5 per cent between 2012 an...

Climate Karma Hits Home In B.C.

Eoin Madden | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

April brought a fresh new proclamation for B.C.: get out and see the glaciers before they are forever confined to history.

Tories Claim 'Exemplary Record' Of Environmental Performance

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is moving to embrace provincial climate change actions even as it distances itself from carbon-pricing policies that wi...

Tories Prod Provinces After Missing UN Deadline

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Having missed a March 31 deadline to submit greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to the United Nations, the Harper government is proddi...

Up To 80% Of Western Canada's Glaciers Could Melt Away By Next Century: Study

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This is not a trivial amount."

It's Time Canada Lived Up to Its Climate Commitments

Joe Gunn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Joe Gunn

By the end of March, Ottawa should have announced its plan to contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon pollution. Yet, silence reigned in the Great White North. That favourite stalling tactic of Canadian negotiators that says we won't reduce our emissions if others refuse to act simply doesn't hold when others have indeed kept their promises.

Generation Gap Widens As Millennials Take Lead On Climate Change

The Tyee | Geoff Dembicki | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's logical, simple and economic."

Canada Needs To Admit It Has No Climate Change Reviews, Plans or Policy

Cameron Fenton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The bottom-line is that Canada needs to get serious about climate change, and that starts with acknowledging that the emperor has no clothes. It's a reality made even more glaring by recent United States Environmental Protection Agency report that found that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a significant impact on carbon emissions from tar sands expansion. With the NEB application period closing on March 3 and hundreds of people across Canada already having applied asking to speak on climate, the NEB could choose to buck from Harper's agenda and include climate change in the review.

What a Keystone XL Veto Could Mean for Canada

Cameron Fenton | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Obama's decision will have major implications for Canada, especially in the context of a recent Nature study that found that in order to hold the planet's temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius of warming Canada needs to leave 99 per cent of tar sands underground.

More Science Stacks Up Against Canada's Oil Industry

CBC | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Business

Most of the Earth's fossil fuels will have to be left in the ground if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, according to a new study pu...

Alberta's Climate Change Approach Model For North America: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Alberta approach to pricing and controlling greenhouse gas emissions could serve as a model for all of...

Ban-Ki Moon To Canada: Quit Stalling On Climate Change

CBC | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Ban Ki-moon told CBC on Thursday that Canada needs to stop stalling on setting climate change goals, and instead become "ambitious and visionary." T...

Canada's Climate Inaction Leaves It 'Isolated' Ahead Of UN Conference

CBC | Emily Chung, CBC News | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada is looking "increasingly isolated" as former climate policy laggards such as the U.S. and China take action to tackle climate change, policy ex...

Could This Be Payback Time For Big Polluters?

Andrew Gage | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

Society as a whole saw jobs created, collected tax dollars and bore at least some of the blame, for the harm caused by both tobacco and asbestos. And yet this did not absolve the manufacturers of responsibility for the damage caused by their product. So yes, we are all responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, but fossil fuel companies are much more responsible.

TV Host Gets Tough With Tory MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics

When the United States and China announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions last week, many said Canada would soon face increase...

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Business

Canada does well at many things. Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with t...

Canada Almost Certain To Miss Climate Change Target: Audit

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is all but certain to miss its Copenhagen Accord target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the country's environmental watchd...

We Need a New, Citizens-Led Movement To Fight Climate Change

Nick Fillmore | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada
Nick Fillmore

While it will be a huge task, people in different countries must form some sort of power base that can challenge corporate power and also influence the signing of a world climate agreement. For our part in North America, it's unfortunate that the NGO environmental sector is so seriously split that it can't be called a movement.

'So Nice Of Him To Show Up'

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics

UNITED NATIONS - Barack Obama didn't just make announcements for his own country at a United Nations climate summit Tuesday – he got to make Canada'...

MP Says Tory Government Is 'A World Leader' On Climate Change. It's Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment raised eyebrows Monday when he twice argued that Canada's Conservative government is "a...

16 Government Officials Involved In One Request To Interview Scientist

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - It was a story about rock snot.And if there's a person you want to talk to about the pervasive algae also known by the less-offensive, mor...