Climate Change Canada

Joshua Ostroff

Leap Manifesto: 'The Future We Want Isn't On The Ballot' | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics

"We live in a historic moment, one that demands audacity, ambition and courage."

People Power Is Forcing Climate Change on the Election Trail

Cameron Fenton | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

In the midst of this early election storm, people across Canada started crashing campaign events of all the major political party leaders. Over the past seven weeks, the sight of community groups interrupting party leaders to demand answers on climate has become commonplace. People, and not just activists, across Canada and around the world understand that action on climate change means leaving fossil fuels in the ground. What we need now is for politicians to demonstrate that they understand this, and as we enter the second half of this election campaign we need people power to push them to make it happen.

CEO Of Oilsands Giant Wants Canada To Get Tough On Climate Change

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Doing nothing is not an option we can choose."

Oilsands Are Dying, Canada Should Become Food Superpower: Rubin

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business

When it comes to the Harper government’s newly announced carbon emissions targets, Jeff Rubin doesn’t mince words. “It’s a greenwash,” th...

Ontario's Opposition Parties Failing to Push Liberals on Climate Solutions

Mike Schreiner | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

The risks and costs associated with climate change are already mounting--ice storms, severe flooding, crop losses, damage to critical infrastructure, $3.2 billion in extreme weather related Canadian insurance costs in 2013 alone. Yet, the climate crisis is rarely talked about at Queen's Park. The lone exception is Ontario's Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, who has stirred up controversy with reports pointing out that Ontario has no plan to meet its 2020 or 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

Bloomberg's Solution To Keystone Won't Be Music To Harper's Ears

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Business

Business magnate and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a solution to the Keystone XL pipeline impasse — but it likely won’t be ...

Alberta Wetlands In Serious Trouble

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New research suggests that climate change is threatening to turn Alberta's huge northern wetlands into vast expanses of bush and shrub, alt...

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,...

This Has Most Canadians 'Extremely' Concerned About Their Children

CBC | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada

A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren. The surve...

What the US-China Climate Deal Means for Tar Sands

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The climate deal between the US and China is a historic moment. It's not enough to match the scale of the climate crisis, but it's implications for extreme energy projects like Canada's tar sands are major. Here are five reasons why. In announcing their climate deal, the US and China committed to "the longer range effort to transition to low-carbon economies, mindful of the global temperature goal of 2℃," referencing the ceiling for warming agreed upon at the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009.

Climate Change Is Doing Weird Things To Fish

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Business

A study has produced the strongest evidence yet that climate change is forcing hundreds of valuable fish species toward the poles.The paper, published...

'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'...

I Want My Carbon Cheque

Mike Schreiner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

I want the government to send me my carbon cheque. And I think most people want theirs too. You don't need to be a climate scientist to know that extreme weather events are threatening your quality of life and costing you money. Dragging our feet on putting a price on carbon pollution is no longer an option.

The People's Climate March: Calling for Action Today

David R. Miller | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The People's Climate March is this Sunday, September 21 in New York City and in cities across Canada. I am going to be in New York, along with hundreds of thousands of other people representing over 1,000 organizations. The message is: we need action today!

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.