Climate Change

23/01/20
Author: 
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan shake hands as LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, back right, watches during a news conference in October 2018. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press
January 23, 2020
 
No, methane’s no fix for global coal-fired energy. Here’s why.
 
Representatives of the British Columbia, Alberta and federal governments are making the global rounds these days to sell the notion that liquefied natural gas exports can help the climate crisis.
23/01/20
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight—a decision made by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists—during an announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images)

January 23, 2020

Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe.

"The Doomsday Clock now stands at 100 seconds to midnight, the most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced. Now is the time to come together—to unite and to act."

21/01/20
Author: 
Primary Author Compiled By Mitchell L Beer @MITCHELLBEER
Germany coal mining - Arnoldius/Wikimedia Commons

JANUARY 19, 2020

National and regional governments in Germany have sealed the deal on a €40-billion (US$45-billion) plan to phase out coal by 2038 and fund a realistic transition for workers and communities that still depend on the industry.

21/01/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 Protest tennis game in Switzerland@newwold2050/Twitter

JANUARY 19, 2020

A judge in Lausanne, Switzerland has acquitted a group of youth protesters on trespassing charges and waived fines of CHf 21,600 (US$22,200) per person, ruling their actions were “necessary and proportional” to the “imminent danger” of climate change.

The youth had occupied Credit Suisse offices and staged mock tennis matches in November 2018 to protest grand slam champion Roger Federer’s sponsorship deal with the fossil-friendly bank.

21/01/20
Author: 
Kate Lyons
The UN decision relates to the case of Ioane Teitiota, who lived on South Tarawa atoll in Kiribati, one of the most vulnerable nations to climate-related sea level rise. Photograph: Dmitry Malov/Alamy

Jan. 20, 2020

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection

It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found.

20/01/20
Author: 
Alexander C. Kaufman

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz may have traded his far-right governing partners for the progressive Greens, but his anti-Muslim views haven’t changed.

01/18/2020

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19/01/20
Author: 
Nicholas Beuret,

originally published by Viewpoint Magazine

December 10, 2019

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