Climate Change Canada

'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...

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...

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...

Santa Claus, the United Nations Climate Talks and Other Things That Kids Believe in...

Cameron Fenton | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Youth have the power to kick polluters out of the negotiations for our future, and to force leaders to change the game when it comes to climate progress, but we can't do it playing nice. We're trying to change that by taking on our own government.

Protest Disrupts Kent Climate Change Speech

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent’s opening address on Wednesday at the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, in which he aff...

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...