Canada Climate Change

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.

Why Kyoto Wasn't A Failure After All

CBC | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

It would be easy to look at the greenhouse gas-constraining Kyoto Protocol as a failure, particularly after all the desultory wrangling th...

Durban Agreement: 'We Want To Avoid Another Kyoto-Like Pact At All Costs'

CP | Arthur Max, The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

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Environment Minister Says Durban Platform Is 'Fair And Balanced'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

DURBAN, South Africa - Canada's environment minister has praised the agreement on climate talks reached in South Africa on Sunday, and said he was cau...

Peter Kent Dismisses Durban Criticism As "Overreaction"

CBC | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent has accused his Indian counterpart of "overreaction" after she made a speech to delegates that sh...

Canada, the Grave Digger of Kyoto

Martin Lukacs | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Martin Lukacs

Few issues have united delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. But if you mentioned the name of "Canada," the response would be unanimous -- a collective groan and lament. Canada dug the grave for the Kyoto Protocol so the United States could put a bullet in its body.

Vote For The Biggest Canadian News Story Of 2011

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

Earlier this week we asked you to tell us what were the biggest Canadian news stories of the year on Facebook, Twitter and our comments. We've rounded...

2015 Sound Like A Good Year For A Climate Deal?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- Canada's environment minister would like to see a new global treaty that binds all the world's big polluters hammered out in the next few y...

HuffPost Canada's 2011 Losers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada

For many, 2011 was a year they wanted to get back. We look at some Canadians who could have done better this year. 1. RESEARCH IN MOTION In Nove...

Canada Officially Withdrawing From Kyoto

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will not renew its commitment to the Kyoto protocol, despite a tempting climate-change offer from China, Environment Minister Peter Ke...

Desmond Tutu Gets On Harper's Case Over Climate Talks

CP | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

Canada has received a public scolding for its climate-change policy from several prominent South Africans, including anti-apartheid hero Archbishop De...

Extreme Weather In Canada Here To Stay: Experts

CBC | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set to release a report Friday examining the risks posed by the extreme weather e...

Feds Spending Big On Plans For Climate Change

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has extended funding to help the country deal with the effects of climate change, even as it sends the world a sharp w...