Political scientists Matthew Hoffmann and Steven Bernstein argue that our goal remains the same with or without Kyoto.
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 [...]
What do you call someone who pursues policies knowing that they contribute to large numbers of deaths?
Something fishy is going on over at Environment Canada, where a recent report on greenhouse-gas emissions is uncharacteristically flawed – in favour of the Harper government’s position.
A study looking at sauropods’ methane production finds it might have contributed to catastrophic climate change.
As long as coal remains so inexpensive, with few or no dollars paid for the environmental damage it causes, it will continue to be used. And that endangers us all.
In Canada, “business as usual” means putting profits ahead of the future of the planet and denying that climate change is a problem.
With no comprehensive climate policy, the government feeds local and international opposition to its proposed pipeline projects.
The Canadian government must recognize that economic growth relies on respecting the integrity of ecosystems, the global climate included.
A disaster from the perspective of aggressively tackling emissions, some positive developments can be gleaned from the climate summit.