Climate Change

22/12/17
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
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December 20, 2017

"Coming from the capital of world finance, this will resonate loud and clear all over the planet," says Bill McKibben
 
 
13/12/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

John Horgan’s NDP government ignored basic truths and now commits BC to greater environmental disaster.

The astoundingly stupid approval of Site C, an over-budget mega-project with no demonstrable need and plenty of cheaper alternatives, marks a black day for B.C.’s NDP government.

13/12/17
Author: 
Roger Annis

British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced on December 11 that his New Democratic Party government will proceed with construction of the $11 billion-and-counting ‘Site C’ hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the province’s northeast.

13/12/17
Author: 
Oil Change International

We can hardly believe we’re even writing this, but today marks one of the biggest wins in Oil Change International’s history: The World Bank announced it will end all financing of oil and gas extraction after 2019.

Some of us at Oil Change International have been campaigning against the Bank for multiple decades, and this has been a core demand for all of those years. Today, we won.

08/12/17
Author: 
Joseph Serna

Southern California may get the Santa Ana winds every year, but — according to recorded history — they’ve never been like this.

04/12/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben

If we don't win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That's the core truth about global warming. It's what makes it different from every other problem our political systems have faced. I wrote the first book for a general audience about climate change in 1989 – back when one had to search for examples to help people understand what the "greenhouse effect" would feel like. We knew it was coming, but not how fast or how hard.

28/11/17
Author: 
Michael Nabert

Nov 27, 2017 - Arguably the most important thing to your future that's happened lately is the international effort to confront climate change, but much of the public is unaware and uninterested, and news coverage is puny or nonexistent.

25/11/17
Author: 
George Monbiot,

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.

Published in the Guardian 22nd November 2017

20/11/17
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks on a panel about U.S. climate change policies in Bonn, Germany at the annual UN summit on global warming on Nov. 13, 2017. File photo by Mike De Souza

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he admires two Canadian provinces that are partnering with California to reduce their carbon footprint. But he's seriously concerned about a big fossil fuel project that's been approved to go through another province next door to his own state.

15/11/17
Author: 
Joseph Mathunjwa
Just transition in South Africa

The global economy is facing numerous structural challenges. With the looming fourth economic revolution characterized by even more technological development and mechanization, the future of productive labour is bleak. Most unskilled and semi-skilled workers are likely to lose their jobs. Even some skilled workers are not spared from this emerging catastrophe, as numerous job categories – such as brick-layers – are increasingly becoming redundant.

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