Climate Change Canada

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.

Rain, Wind, Snow, Oh My!

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Environment Canada says warming trends across the country will mean more severe blasts of rain, wind, snow and heat from Mother Nat...

Want to See Another White Christmas? Fight Climate Change

Jason Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Thistlethwaite

I'm worried that the experience of a white Christmas is slowly disappearing for most Canadians. According to Environment Canada, the probability of a white Christmas has decreased by 15 per cent for most of the country since the 1960s. Perhaps it's time we start to think about ways to preserve these pastimes. Doing so will help maintain the Canadian experience, and fight the dangerous impacts of climate change at the same time.

This Holiday, Give the Gift of Climate Justice

Maryam Adrangi | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Maryam Adrangi

If we want to see change from negotiations, we need to see fundamental changes in the way decisions are actually made. Politicians and bureaucrats with connections to oil and gas profiteers are not going to reduce greenhouse gas emissions because it is in their bank accounts' best interest to pollute. This holiday season give the gift of climate justice. Give the gifts of solidarity, resistance, and community power.

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...

'Climate Change Is A Very Real And Present Danger '

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent thinks recent extreme weather events are forcing politicians in both Canada and the U.S. to focus on the issue...

What Will Canada's Climate Legacy Be?

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

We are living in a world that is nearly a degree warmer than the average over the past 100 years. The realities of a one-degree world are harsh. Canada has taken a global position to ensure that emissions grow far and above the climate limit, a limit that they were a part of setting in 2009. So what is going to be our climate legacy?

'Profound' Arctic Snow Melt

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

The spring snow pack in the Arctic is disappearing at a much faster rate than anticipated even by climate change models, says a new study by Environme...

We Want To Believe

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada

REGINA - Only two per cent of Canadians who responded to a new opinion poll believe climate change is not occurring.The findings are in a survey condu...

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.

Canada Locking In Carbon Footprint?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Delays in regulating greenhouse gas emissions mean Canada is quickly locking in old-fashioned infrastructure that will fill the air with carb...

Canada Unprepared For Climate Change?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa's advisers on environment and the economy may have lost all their funding, but they're not about to retreat quietly.The National Round...

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.

Althia Raj

Tories Taking Next Step In Killing Kyoto

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — Canada’s Environment Minister will table legislation this spring to scrap a law that forces the country to meet its climate change oblig...

Tories Muzzling Scientists?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - For almost three weeks after David Tarasick published findings about one of the largest ozone holes ever discovered above the Arctic, the ...

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.

It's the Green Economy, Stupid

Keith Brooks | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Keith Brooks

In a recent poll Canadians cited the economy as their most pressing concern. There is mounting evidence a green economy would deliver greater economic growth and more jobs compared with continuing with business as usual. The green economy isn't just better for the environment; it's a better economy.

Not Enough Research On Invasive Species: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics

A newly published study says alien plants and animals are already invading Canada through doors opened by climate change, and research and policy lag ...

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 ...

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...