Climate Change Canada

Average Canadian Climate Denier Is An Evangelical Man From Alberta Who Votes For The Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper is 55 years old, makes his home in Alberta, goes to an Evangelical church and, presumably, votes for the Conservatives. According to a ...

Canada Is Warming At Double The Global Average

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada has been warming at roughly double the global average over the last six decades, setting the stage for dramatic changes to the economy, environ...

The Pipeline Isn't a 'Nation Builder,' It's a Call For a People's Intervention

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Anyone claiming this pipeline is a done deal is ignoring the fact that Enbridge faces a major uphill battle. The federal government's approval of the pipeline was likely the easiest hurdle that Enbridge had to jump. The Harper government and Big Oil are looking East because they think it is an easier road to tar sands expansion than the road to the West. We can turn this project that Stephen Harper calls a "nation builder" into a movement builder. Energy East, its review and Harper's pipeline plans need a People's Intervention. Now it's our chance to give it to them. It is easy to approve a pipeline, but a whole lot harder to build one.

No 'Silver Bullet' Science Solution To Climate Change: Study

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There is no scientific silver bullet that will save the world from the effects of climate change, says a new study.Over the past two years...

The Award For Canada's Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases Goes To..

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An environmental analyst says the rise of oil and gas production as Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight ...

Top 15 Climate-Inspired Pick-Up Lines Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Yesterday the creative folks at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition launched a very innovative twitter campaign to help raise funds for Power Shift - a youth led convergence on climate change. Check out some of the #climatepickuplines hilarity.

What the Past Can Teach Us About the Future of Climate Change

David Fogarty | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

High on the icy, windswept plateau of East Antarctica an international team of scientists is about to assemble a time machine. First stop: back to the era when Christ was born. Most importantly, scientists hope that by revealing the past we will get a better grasp on how global warming will affect the climate of the future.

Let's Make Sure 2014 Isn't an "Annus Horribilis"

David Suzuki | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

It's been a strange year. From the never-ending carnival of calamity at Toronto City Hall to the scandalous subterfuge on Parliament Hill, from horrific attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizenry to disasters inflicted by extreme weather on the people of the Philippines, 2013 recalls Queen Elizabeth's description of 1992 as an annus horribilis. On top of it all, those of us who have taken on the often thankless task of trying to encourage people to care for the air, water, soil and diversity of plants and animals that keep us alive came under increasingly vituperative attacks from the media and even our own government.

Climate Change Kills, So Charge Canada With Homicide

William E. Rees | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics
William E. Rees

If human-induced climate change is the cause of death and destruction, is not Canada's failure to reduce its CO2 emissions at least morally negligent? Does not the conscious pursuit of economic policies that actually exacerbate climate change display "wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons," particularly so if alternative paths are available?

Will Harper Ever Pay for His Climate Crimes?

Yves Engler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Despite a growing human toll and scientific consensus on climate change, the Harper Conservatives have pushed to grow the "carbon bomb." At every turn, Harper's government has blocked progress on setting minimally serious targets for reducing CO2 emissions.

Philippines Tragedy Shows Canada Needs a Climate Change Wake-Up Call

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history, world leaders are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis. Given the slow progress at the 18 meetings held since 1992 -- when countries from around the world joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- it's hard not to be pessimistic. Canada, in particular, has been repeatedly singled out among the close to 200 member countries for obstructing progress and not doing enough to address climate change at home.

We Must Tackle Climate Change Together

Margaret Atwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Margaret Atwood

Whatever you think of the causes -- man-made (through CO2 levels created by the burning of fossil fuels), natural (as part of a solar cycle) or divine (as part of a plan to destroy the world -- Canada's climate is changing. Even recently, people have said they "don't believe" in climate change, as if it is akin to Santa Claus or the tooth fairy. But chemistry and physics are not beliefs; they are ways of measuring the physical world. They don't negotiate, and they don't hand out second chances.

Most Don't Know Canada Pulled Out Of Climate Treaty: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Business

A majority of Canadians don’t realize that the Harper government has pulled Canada out of the landmark Kyoto Protocol climate change agreement, acco...

Climate-Denying Canada Should Stay Out of Warsaw Climate Talks

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Stephen Harper and the government of Canada are in climate denial. While politicians and civil servants acknowledge the existence of climate change, this government's policies on energy development and climate change are in stark denial of and run in opposition to the a safe climate future.

Harper Blames Canada's Climate Woes on...Wilfrid Laurier?

John McKay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

In response to the IPCC's massive and comprehensive report which cites incontrovertible evidence that climate change is real, man-made, and it will have a significant impact on Canada, the Government puts out a press release blaming the Liberal Party for its alleged past environmental failures. Apparently it must be Sir Wilfrid Laurier's fault because, after all, he was the Liberal Prime Minister when the Industrial Age began.

Glimmer Of Hope For Canada?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The David Suzuki Foundation says the latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and th...

Climate Change Believes In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

Still don't believe in climate change? Well, apparently it believes in Canada -- so much so that the country is among a handful expected to feel t...

Why I Wish I Could Be a Climate Change Skeptic

Russ Blinch | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Sometimes I wish I could be a climate skeptic. It would be such a relief to remain optimistic about the future of the world -- despite all the evidence to the contrary. On Friday the world's top scientists released their latest gloomy assessment of global warming and the message was clear: we need to find a way to stop burning fossil fuels or risk imperilling the planet.

Why I'm Standing With First Nations to Stop Climate Change

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Cameron Fenton

We know that a just and sustainable future is about more than clean energy and bike lanes. It means recognizing, acknowledging and working with Indigenous communities to challenge a continuing legacy of colonization and injustice. Stopping climate change may be the means that we come together, but justice is the goal.

Harper's Sneaky NEB Act Revisions Violate Our Charter Rights

Tzeporah Berman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tzeporah Berman

Foreign markets are buying up our resources, corporations are getting rich, and average Canadians are taking on all the risk. Unfortunately, Canada has a poor record of enforcement against oil companies, and prosecutes less than one per cent of environmental violations in the oil sands. Because of changes to the NEB Act last year, Canadians must do tremendous paperwork to have their voices heard, but some are fighting back.

Joe Oliver and Alison Redford Should Walk the Tar Sands Healing Walk

Sarah Harmer | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Sarah Harmer

The 4th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta this July 5-6, is an important opportunity for Canadians, and people from all over the world, to get a sense of the land at the heart of the largest unsustainable development project on the planet. Now it's time for Minister Oliver and Premier Redford to recognize their own responsibility, and meet some the people most directly impacted by the decisions made in Ottawa and Edmonton. It is time for them to get out of their cars and walk like regular folks through an area they aren't shy about selling on a global stage.

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...

How Students Are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Cameron Fenton | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Cameron Fenton

We're seeing the rise of one of the largest and fastest growing student-led environmental movements in decades. As students and youth, we know what's at stake if we don't act swiftly to move away from fossil fuels and build a sustainable world today -- after all we will inherit the mistakes being made today.

We Can't Ignore Climate Change When It's Right Outside Our Door

Mike Schreiner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Does this wacky weather have you concerned? Record high temperatures, floods, superstorms, and drought -- climate change has landed squarely on our front doorstep. I'm concerned. I think most of us know that we have to take action, but unfortunately the political establishment has its head buried in the sand.