Tag Archives | Climate Change

Making it Easier to Be Green

A modest proposal for the future of Canada’s Green Party.

Life After Kyoto: Pursuing Decarbonization

Political scientists Matthew Hoffmann and Steven Bernstein argue that our goal remains the same with or without Kyoto.

Rainforest Defender Rebecca Tarbotton Leaves Inspiring Legacy

Last year ended on a sad note, with the accidental drowning death of Rebecca Tarbotton in Mexico, at 39 years of age. Becky was the inspirational executive director of San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, but her roots were in British Columbia. In an October speech, she eloquently recalled her early days in the environmental movement, [...]

Documenting Our Changing Landscape

Environmental photographer James Balog has seen the effects of climate change unfold before his eyes.

After 25 Years, It’s Time to Stop Spinning Our Wheels

In 1988, hundreds of scientists and policy-makers met in Toronto for a major international conference on climate change. They were sufficiently alarmed by the accumulated evidence for human-caused global warming that they issued a release stating, “Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global [...]

Blocking Action on Climate Change

What do you call someone who pursues policies knowing that they contribute to large numbers of deaths?

False Solutions to Real Problems

The ocean fertilization project that took place off the coast of Haida Gwaii in July is receiving widespread criticism from scientists and government alike.

Superstorm Sandy and the Climate-Change Connection

Sandy is exactly the kind of severe weather event scientists have been predicting for years. And unless we change our ways, we can expect more of the same.

Forfeiting Canadian Democracy

The Harper government’s new omnibus budget bill and proposed 31-year deal with China sacrifice democracy to short-term goals.

The Economics of Climate Change

A new report challenges politicians who say tackling climate change is too costly for society.