Climate Change

05/07/20
Author: 
Ashley Cowburn

July 3, 2020

Exclusive: Poll shows nearly two-thirds of public [UK] want government to explore radical concept to help economy recover from Covid-19

Nearly two-thirds of the public and more than half of Conservative voters believe the government should explore the introduction of a four-day working week in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

05/07/20
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Zurich Solar panel installation - Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash

June 29, 2020

For Canada, an easy place to start would be the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Once in a generation. Once in a lifetime.

These phrases keep cropping up to describe the historic opportunity now before us. With governments preparing to spend massively to revive a global economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, there is a chance to use the coming stimulus to not only emerge from this recession but also put people back to work building a world that avoids further climate breakdown.

05/07/20
Author: 
Paris Marx
Passengers wait to board a New York City subway train. Fabrizio Lonzini / Flickr

July 3, 20-20

For a century our cities have been transformed by the car industry, making way for drivers at the expense of cyclists and pedestrians. A renewed movement for urban public transport is pushing back. 

Review of James Wilt, Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?: Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk (Between the Lines, 2020)

02/07/20
Author: 
Andrew Radzik, Energy Campaigner - Georgia Strait Alliance
Eagle by the sea - photo: Marnee Pearce
The Province of BC has been ordered by the BC Court of Appeal to reconsider the project conditions it has placed on the Trans Mountain pipeline. Premier Horgan made a promise: he would defend BC’s coast. It’s time for him to live up to it
 
 
02/07/20
Author: 
Kate Proctor
 Keir Starmer has highlighted the failure of the starter homes scheme as evidence that the Tories cannot be trusted to rebuild the economy. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Exclusive: Poll comes as 350 union, business and religious leaders issue call for fair and green recovery

Only 6% of the public want to return to the same type of economy as before the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polling, as trade unions, business groups and religious and civic leaders unite in calling for a fairer financial recovery.

29/06/20
Author: 
Ian Angus
A rally for climate action in Sydney on February 22. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

June 22, 2020

Five studies, all published in the past six weeks, indicate that global heating is intensifying more rapidly than expected, giving increased urgency to our common cause.

1. Climate sensitivity measures how much global temperatures will rise for a given increase on atmospheric carbon dioxide. Getting it right is essential for predicting how hot it is going to get.

24/06/20
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
 The cooling tower of a coal-fired power plant in Datteln, Germany. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

June 18, 2020

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions

The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has warned.

24/06/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A graphic shows record heat in the Arctic Circle on Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Image: Screengrab\@ScottDuncanWX)

June 22, 2020

"100°F about 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle today in Siberia. That's a first in all of recorded history. We are in a climate emergency."
 

 
A graphic shows record heat in the Arctic Circle on Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Image: Screengrab\@ScottDuncanWX)
21/06/20
Author: 
Jessica Murray

People are realising ‘we cannot keep looking away from these things’, says climate activist

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