Climate Change

18/01/19
Author: 
West Coast Environmental Law

For Immediate Release – January 18, 2019

Environmental lawyers applaud Victoria’s recommendation of a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

17/01/19
Author: 
John Abraham
 Bleached coral in Guam. The heating of oceans is causing tremendous problems for sea life. Photograph: David Burdick/AP

Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on record

Last year was the hottest ever measured, continuing an upward trend that is a direct result of manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

The key to the measurements is the oceans. Oceans absorb more than 90% of the heat that results from greenhouse gases, so if you want to measure global warming you really have to measure ocean warming.

17/01/19
Author: 
Joe Romm
AWI PERMAFROST SCIENTISTS INVESTIGATE THE ERODING COASTLINE AT THE SIBERIAN ISLAND SOBO-SISE. CREDIT: ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE.

In Siberia, the carbon-rich permafrost warmed by 1.6°F in just the last decade.

Jan 17, 2019

The carbon-rich permafrost warmed “in all permafrost zones on Earth” from 2007 to 2016, according to a new study.

Most ominously, Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) in those 10 years, the researchers found. The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F) for at least two years.

17/01/19
Author: 
Robyn Crawford

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Supporters and opponents of a campaign to offer free transit to people aged under 18, and offer sliding scale discounts to low-income people turned out to Vancouver city council on Wednesday. Sarah McDonald has the details.

17/01/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Vancouver city councillors have voted to join cities such as Los Angeles and London in declaring a climate emergency.	PNG

January 17, 2019

Vancouver city councillors have voted to join cities such as Los Angeles and London in declaring a climate emergency.

The city clerk’s office says in a social media post that councillors voted unanimously to approve the motion.

Councillor Christine Boyle, who moved the resolution, says staff now have the mandate to “dramatically strengthen” Vancouver’s climate plan.

15/01/19
Author: 
Caitlin Craven

Jan. 10, 2019

The Canadian right has taken symbolic and practical control over the carbon-tax debate. To understand the ease with which this has happened, just look at the significant differences between the yellow vest movement in France and the co-optation of those vests here with protests against Trudeau, carbon taxes, and immigration in this country.

15/01/19
Author: 
Damian Carrington
 The study found there is a 66% chance of staying below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels if immediate action is taken. Photograph: Alamy

Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now

Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research.

11/01/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The politician who once promised to use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to protect B.C.’s coastal economy and environment now appears mostly tool-less and toothless. Photo: BC Government Flickr.

BC still opposes the project, but it’s not leading.

When the National Energy Board announced conditional approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline project in 2016, BC NDP leader John Horgan sent party members an important letter.

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