Climate Change

23/11/15
Author: 
Michael A. Lebowitz

There’s an old argument that common property inevitably leads to exhaustion of resources.

21/11/15
Author: 
Peace Valley Landowner Assoc. [mailto:pvla@xplornet.com]

From: Peace Valley Landowner Assoc. [mailto:pvla@xplornet.com]
Sent: November 21, 2015 1:09 PM
Subject: Honouring Treaty Promises and Restoring Confidence in Federal Site C Decisions

 

21/11/15
Author: 
Mark Fischetti
Courtesy of The Solutions Project - 100% renewable energy

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar and water power technologies, by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few years to run each of the 50 U.S. states on renewables, as well as the entire world. (Have a look for yourself, at your country, using the interactive map below.)

20/11/15
Author: 
Naomi Klein, Jason Box
'A climate summit taking place against the backdrop of climate-fuelled violence and migration can only be relevant if its central goal is the creation of conditions for lasting peace,' write Klein and Box. (Photo: COP21.org)

Soon after the horrific terror attacks in Paris, last Friday, our phones filled with messages from friends and colleagues: “So are they going to cancel the Paris climate summit?” “The drums of war are beating. Count on climate change being drowned out.” The assumption is reasonable enough. While many politicians pay lip service to the existential urgency of the climate crisis, as soon as another more immediate crisis rears its head—war, a market shock, an epidemic—climate reliably falls off the political map.

19/11/15
Author: 
Charles Mandel
Syrian refugees. National Observer file photo

If climate change is not brought under control, the world will face more humanitarian crises such as the one unfolding in Syria, one of the world's most prominent security experts warned.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan said in a speech Tuesday morning that climate change causing compromised access to food and water “greatly increases the prospect for famine and deadly epidemics.”

19/11/15
Author: 
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

[West Moberly, Prophet River, Fort Nelson, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC Assembly of First Nations, and First Nations Summit logos]

November 19, 2015

BC Climate Leadership Team:

Jordan Sturdy, MLA

Susan Laaksonen-Craig, Climate Action Secretariat

Nancy Olewiler, SFU

Dr. Thomas F. Pederson, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

17/11/15
Author: 
Alex Watt
Syria and climate conflict

The shocking photograph of Aylan Kurdi lying dead on a Turkey beach made many wake up to the horrifying reality of the crisis but, although most of us now know that millions of people have been displaced from their homes in the nation to escape civil war and persecution, there are many who may not actually understand what is happening over in Syria.

That’s why this helpful cartoon has been produced in an attempt to try and help people understand the situation in the country and how and why it has happened and escalated to such an extent.

16/11/15
Author: 
Sarah Lazare
"The intervention of fossil fuel companies in our lawsuit against the Federal Government makes it clear that the industry is scared," said Alex Loznak, an 18-year-old plaintiff from Oregon. (Photo courtesy of Our Children's Trust)

Representatives of nearly the entire U.S. fossil fuels industry lined up on Thursday to help the federal government wage a legal battle against a group of young people—aged 8 to 19—who are demanding climate policies that respect the rights of current and future generations.

14/11/15
Author: 
Nick Buxton

The military is not just a prolific user of oil, it is one of the central pillars of the global fossil-fuel economy. Today whether it is in the Middle East, the Gulf, or the Pacific, modern-day military deployment is about controlling oil-rich regions and defending the key shipping supply routes that carry half the world’s oil and sustain our consumer economy. 

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