Canada Climate Change

Canada Almost Certain To Miss Climate Change Target: Audit

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is all but certain to miss its Copenhagen Accord target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the country's environmental watchd...

We Need a New, Citizens-Led Movement To Fight Climate Change

Nick Fillmore | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada
Nick Fillmore

While it will be a huge task, people in different countries must form some sort of power base that can challenge corporate power and also influence the signing of a world climate agreement. For our part in North America, it's unfortunate that the NGO environmental sector is so seriously split that it can't be called a movement.

'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'...

MP Says Tory Government Is 'A World Leader' On Climate Change. It's Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment raised eyebrows Monday when he twice argued that Canada's Conservative government is "a...

16 Government Officials Involved In One Request To Interview Scientist

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - It was a story about rock snot.And if there's a person you want to talk to about the pervasive algae also known by the less-offensive, mor...

Politicians: Clean Water, Air and Soil Should Be Your Priority

David Suzuki | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We are, above all else, biological beings, with an absolute need for clean air from the moment of birth to the last death rattle. We are about 60 per cent water by weight, so we need clean water to be healthy. We eat plants and animals for our nourishment, so whatever they're exposed to ends up in our bodies. We need clean soil to give us clean food. These are basic, biological facts and should be the prism through which any decision is made at individual, corporate or government levels. Protection of air, water, soil and the web of life should be the highest social, political and economic priority.

This June Was The Hottest In History And Canada Is On Fire

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

Yes, winter was super cold. No, global warming is not a hoax. ...

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 ...

Cat Parasite Infects Beluga Whales

CBC | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada

For the first time, a parasite that can affect humans has been found infecting Arctic beluga whales killed for food, suggesting one way climate change...

Stop Smearing Canada's Environmental Record

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Like Mr. Mulcair, Dr. Jaccard has gone down to Washington to try to shame Canada into walking away from a prospective source of prosperity and employment for the people of Canada. He does his country no service tossing around overheated rhetoric which only arms Canada's competitors and critics against her best interests.

Why Should Canada Have a Seat at the Climate Change Table?

Megan Leslie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

Why should the rest of the world take the Conservative government seriously at the annual UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw or next year in Lima or in Paris in 2015? We've been regularly shamed by the international community, receiving the ignominious "Fossil of the Year" title five years in a row. As it stands now, their actions on everything from emissions regulations to climate finance aren't living up to the standards of the international community, or the standards that Canadians deserve.

Blame Canada's Carbon Complacency for the Philippine Typhoon

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

Typhoon Haiyan is the latest and most poignant, not to mention the most tragic, example of what is in store for humanity as governments like Canada continue to allow fossil fuel producers to pump carbon pollution into our atmosphere unregulated. So if we know that the intensity and devastating impacts of Typhoon Haiyan are a result of climate change and record levels of industrial greenhouse gas, what is Canada's level of responsibility for what happened in the Philippines?

Climate Change? She's Still Not Convinced

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition leader is again under fire for refusing to take a stand on whether climate change exists.Danielle Smith is being "weas...

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...

Tories Say Canada Is A Leader On Climate Change

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has responded to an international report on "unequivocal" global warming by slamming past Liberal inaction and re...

LOOK: This Bumper Sticker Will Ruin Your Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada

Canada is cold therefore climate change is good. Sounds about right. Right? This bumper sticker was posted to Reddit Thursday where users we...

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...

New Climate Change Policy In Alberta?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environment Minister Diana McQueen says Alberta is a long way from imposing higher carbon levies on its energy industry.Responding to a sto...

I Stand Behind My Tweet Comparing Canada To North Korea

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

This is a larger, more esoteric blog than merely defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. But, okay, I am also defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. The analogy is that in one context only -- global environmental treaties -- Canada is acting rogue, and since North Korea is the most shocking example of a rogue state, the analogy is to North Korea. Given the challenges of Twitter, I think saying Canada is the North Korea of environmental treaties captures it very well. Not literally true in any respect. But as an analogy, it explains just how shocking Stephen Harper's actions really are.

UN On Canada's Move: 'Regrettable'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United Nations said Friday that it is “regrettable” Canada will withdraw from a UN convention that fights the spread of droughts.Prim...

'The North Korea Of Environmental Law'

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling out the Harper government after it was revealed this week that Canada has withdrawn from a United Nations ...

Fact-Checking Canada's Environmental Record

Clare Demerse | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Clare Demerse

With consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal heading into the home stretch, a parade of Canadian politicians have been making the trek to the U.S. to try to convince the Obama Administration of the pipeline's merits.The good news is that the recent visitors -- from Premiers Redford and Wall to federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver -- now acknowledge that Canada's environmental record is crucial to the upcoming U.S. decision.The bad news is that there are some gaping holes in that record.

Why Canada Could Still Lead the World to Climate Action

Jens Wieting | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Jens Wieting

Seeing the world heading towards global warming Armageddon is particularly painful to watch from Canada. With each mega-drought, record ice melt or super storm, our federal government appears to be more determined to obstruct climate progress, both domestically and abroad.

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...