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Mike Hudema

Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace

Mike Hudema is a long time member of the Canadian progressive scene. He was part of a motley band of activists that took to the streets of Quebec City for the FTAA protests, slept on the steps of the legislature to protest rising tuition rates when he was President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union, and occupied Anne McLellan’s office to defeat Canada’s anti-terrorism legislation. In his spare time he used to co-host CJSR’s alternative news program Rise Up: RadioFree Edmonton and co-wrote books like the recently published “An Action a Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away.” <br> <br> Mike worked in San Francisco for three years for the Peace and Human Right organization Global Exchange on a corporate campaign with the Ruckus Society and the Rainforest Action Network targeting the auto industry. He currently works for Greenpeace as the Climate and Energy Campaigner focusing on stopping the tar sands, the largest industrial project on the face of the planet, and bringing about a green job future. <br> <br> He is also a climb trainer with the Ruckus Society.
B.C. Pipelines Could Become Canada's Standing

B.C. Pipelines Could Become Canada's Standing Rock

We don't want to see months or years of lawsuits, protests and direct actions. We don't want that, but if it comes to that we will stand with First Nations and do whatever it takes (peacefully) to ensure this pipeline never gets built. We urge the prime minister to do the right thing.
11/28/2016 02:15 EST
Prime Minister Trudeau Must Become A Climate

Prime Minister Trudeau Must Become A Climate Leader

The globe needs Prime Minister Trudeau to join that wall of resistance and be the climate leader we all so desperately need to see right now. Trudeau has the ability to show the world that not all climate leadership in North America is dead and while losses may take place south of the border, gains will be made north of it.
11/21/2016 02:20 EST
Forest Fires May Be Our New Reality If We Ignore Climate

Forest Fires May Be Our New Reality If We Ignore Climate Change

May is on track to be the 12th consecutive hottest month globally ever recorded. The day the fires raced into Fort McMurray, Alta., set 24 different temperature records, including a record-breaking 32.6 degrees Celsius in Fort McMurray (20 degrees above normal) and a scorching 4.8 degrees above the previous record set in 1945. These tinder-dry conditions helped lead to one of the earliest wildfire seasons in Alberta's history and fuelled the fire that raged through the city.
05/11/2016 04:39 EDT
Dear Premier Notley: Alberta Workers Need Jobs Not

Dear Premier Notley: Alberta Workers Need Jobs Not Pipelines

Raising the minimum wage, diversifying Alberta's economy and supporting working people have my full support, but I'm sorry Premier Notley, I just can't get behind you on pipelines. New pipelines aren't good for the environment, they aren't good for the climate, and I'm sorry, but they aren't good for working people or good governance, either.
04/11/2016 09:42 EDT
Last Month We Passed The Climate 'Red

Last Month We Passed The Climate 'Red Line'

Two degrees is the absolute red line that scientists say the world must not pass if we are to have any chance of stopping a growing climate crisis before it spins beyond our control. The 2-degree mark was only breached temporarily but it is a worrying sign that everyone, especially our elected leaders, need to pay attention to.
03/18/2016 03:02 EDT
How Notley And Wynne Can Change Canada's Energy

How Notley And Wynne Can Change Canada's Energy Future

Rather then talking about increasing the damage for short-term gain, Premier Wynne and Notley should be talking about how they can create jobs by collaborating on solutions. Solutions that keep carbon in the ground, create jobs, and that could benefit everyone from coast to coast to coast for generations to come. Let's make the discussion about creating good green jobs, healthy communities, and clean, renewable solutions that allow everyone to participate and benefit. It's time for Canada to build its clean energy dream not expand its tarsands nightmare.
01/25/2016 05:40 EST
The End Of Fossil Fuels Is Near - Let's Speed Its

The End Of Fossil Fuels Is Near - Let's Speed Its Coming

As the dust settles on COP21 we know that while historic steps have been taken, the demands of justice are still unfulfilled. Together we are challenging the fossil fuel system, we are ushering in the era of solutions, and we are moving the political yardsticks of what it possible. While our political leaders walk, our movements run.
12/14/2015 12:02 EST
The Day The World Spoke:

The Day The World Spoke: #ClimateMarch

All around the world people took to the streets to help give the earth a voice. From Mumbai to Australia, London to Berlin, Ottawa to Vancouver millions danced, sang, and marched to push our world's elected leaders, currently in Paris for COP21, to increase their ambition, listen to the science and the voices of those most impacted, and lead the world out of climate chaos.
11/30/2015 11:29 EST
Alberta's Historic Cap On Tar Sands Emissions Is Not The

Alberta's Historic Cap On Tar Sands Emissions Is Not The End

As momentous an occasion as it is when an oil jurisdiction actually puts limits on growth, 100 million tonnes of carbon a year at a time when science is demanding bold reductions is still far too much. While historic, the government's cap needs to be viewed as a ceiling rather then a floor.
11/24/2015 05:17 EST
Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The

Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The People

Keystone was a fight that no one thought we could win. When the pipeline was first proposed, every energy analyst, every journalist and every politician either had never heard of it or thought the same thing -- the pipeline was a virtual certainty and its approval was imminent.
11/11/2015 11:44 EST
Climate Leadership in Alberta Means Tackling the

Climate Leadership in Alberta Means Tackling the Tarsands

In a world that is serious about addressing the climate crisis there is no place for high carbon assets like the tar sands. Markets need to move to low carbon futures and the more Alberta tries to flood the market with tar sands crude the more it is thwarting efforts towards progress.
10/17/2015 08:45 EDT
There's No Climate Leadership in a Tarsands

There's No Climate Leadership in a Tarsands Pipeline

Instead of talking with the country's other provincial leaders about how to speed up the transition to renewable energy, Notley met with Quebec's premier to talk about how to dig us further into the problem by green lighting the $12-billion Energy East tar sands pipeline.
07/17/2015 01:18 EDT
Now Is the Time for Canada to Transition Away From Fossil

Now Is the Time for Canada to Transition Away From Fossil Fuels

The G7 committed to eliminating the use of the fossil fuels by the end of the century. Canada and Alberta should be leading the transition, taking advantage of our tremendous solar and wind resources and supporting workers and communities in the process.
06/08/2015 05:27 EDT