Climate Change

31/12/19
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
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Investments have to be decoupled from the profit motive and tied to specific goals to transform our transportation systems

Dec. 23, 2019

At a hastily convened press conference held outside Montreal’s Beaubien Métro station about a week before the federal election, Liberal candidates Mélanie Joly, Steven Guilbeault, Rachel Bendayan and Geneviève Hinse announced the funding of the Pink Line, a proposed major expansion of Montreal’s primary mass-transit system.

28/12/19
Author: 
Maurice Mitchell
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December 20, 2019

The climate crisis has long been escalating. With temperatures, sea levels and climate refugees all on the rise, it’s difficult to imagine a more terrifying trajectory.

But we’ve reached a new level of existential threat. Because now, some elements of the right wing are using the crisis to advance eco-fascism—an ideology that sees climate change migrants as a threat to “our America.”

28/12/19
Author: 
Tamara Lorincz
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Dec. 23, 2019

Rapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spendingRapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spending

Earlier this month, the 29 leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went to London to celebrate their alliance’s anniversary but snubbed the opening of United Nations climate conference, where the other 164 world leaders and their delegations were meeting in Madrid.

27/12/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press

The federal government was told just before the fall election campaign that many Canadians didn't believe the country will meet targets for reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Public-opinion research conducted on behalf of the Privy Council Office showed that most participants in the spring survey were "doubtful" Canada would reach its targets, with the rest "uncertain, or hopeful but not optimistic."

27/12/19
Author: 
Adam Morton
Scientists say the lack of moisture in the landscape is a key reason this year’s bushfire have been so severe and the climate crisis is behind the lengthening of the fire season. Photograph: David Gray/Getty Images

Dec. 24, 2019

Record low rainfall has contributed to a continent-scale emergency that has burned through more than 5m hectares and alarmed scientists, doctors and firefighters

As the area burned across Australia this fire season pushes beyond five million hectares, an area larger than many countries, stories of destruction have become depressingly familiar.

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: David Gray/Getty Images)

Dec. 24, 2019

"They believe they have the situation in hand. That is definitely not the case."

The ring of bushfires raging around Australia is "out of control," firefighters said Monday night, and the country's government appears unwilling—or unable—to take action to assist those battling the blazes despite the danger.

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
A firefighter and a koala watch a bushfire in Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia. (Photo: Eden Hills Country Fire Service/Facebook)

 December 23, 2019

"These are the realities that make me wonder at how corrupt must be the souls of people who have the power to stop this and fail to act."

As Australia endures ongoing wildfires that have choked out cities with smoke and are incinerating wildlife habitats, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made clear that he would not entertain any curtailment of coal production—a signal to observers that the country's leader isn't willing to take seriously the threat of the climate crisis. 

24/12/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
A map shows the high temperatures in Australia on Dec. 18, 2019. (Image: Tropical Tidbits)

December 19, 2019

"I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."

[Editor: see videos in tweets below at link here.]

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