Climate Change

Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]


March 29, 2018
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.


The gap between Canada’s climate action plan and its 2030 commitments under the Paris agreement is actually 161 megatonnes—nearly three times more than the 66 Mt the Trudeau government 

Kurtis Alexander
Shell, whose Martinez refinery is shown, is one of the fossil-fuel corporations scheduled to answer U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s eight questions about climate change in court on Wednesday. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
March 19, 2018
A San Francisco judge who must decide whether to hold the world’s largest oil companies responsible for global warming is ordering up what many are calling the most comprehensive, and unusual, debate on climate change that the courts have seen.
Andrea Germanos
Defendants and legal team pose for a photo after their March 27, 2018 trail on the steps of the West Roxbury, Mass. courthouse. (Photo: Peter Bowden/flickr/cc)
March 28, 2018

"We are part of the movement that's standing up and saying, 'We won't let this go by on our watch.'"

Climate activists are cheering after a district judge in Boston on Tuesday ruled that 13 fossil fuel pipeline protesters were not responsible for any infraction because of the necessity of their actions.

Bill McKibben, who was slated to be an expert witness in their case, tweeted a celebratory "Good golly!' in response to the ruling, adding, "This may be a first in America. "

Auditors General

"Most governments’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions consisted of high-level goals, with little guidance on how to implement actions"

Message from the Auditors General

David Wallace-Wells
The future looks hot. Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

 March 25, 2018

Remember Paris? It was not even two years ago that the celebrated climate accords were signed — defining two degrees of global warming as a must-meet target and rallying all the world’s nations to meet it — and the returns are already dispiritingly grim.


Emily Chung
Even though Metro Vancouver is rainy in the winter and surrounded by water, population growth and climate change are expected to put a strain on its water supplies in the future. (Andy Clark/Reuters)
Vancouver's water to get scarcer, pricier as climate changes

How Vancouver’s water system is preparing for changing climate, population growth

Mar 16, 2018

This story is part of our series Water at Risk, which looks at Cape Town's drought and some potential risks to the water supply facing parts of Canada and the Middle East. Read more stories in the series and look for further coverage the rest of this week.

Bill McKibben

When I checked my email one day last week, there was a link to a piece just published in The Globe and Mail. A columnist named Gary Mason had used me as his foil to prove that protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were subversive plots imported from the U.S., part of a grand overall strategy to mess with the fossil fuel industry.

Charlie Smith
This was the scene in Burnaby on Saturday (March 10). MIKE HUDEMA


March 12th, 2018 

There's an unusual clarification at the bottom of a recent CBC News web story about two pipeline demonstrations in Metro Vancouver.


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