Climate Change

Chris Williams
In the hamlet of 1,100 people nestled below the mountains in Clyde River, residents have been fighting seismic blasting in their hunting grounds of Baffin Bay. (Photo: Chris Williams)

On November 30, 2016, a case will come before the Canadian Supreme Court that will have momentous and potentially global implications. In April 2016 the Canadian Supreme Court, which hears only 5 percent of referred cases, agreed to judge an appeal brought by the Inuit community of Clyde River, Nunavut, against a five-year plan to carry out seismic blasting in Baffin Bay. The people who live in Clyde River, situated on Baffin Island, use the waters and ice of the Bay for hunting, a central component of their culture and primary source of food.

Chris Williams
A glacier around Sam Ford Fiord, Baffin Island, is in retreat from a warming climate. (Photo: Chris Williams)

The Inuit in the Canadian Arctic are engaged in a centuries-old fight to retain their culture and reestablish self-determination and genuine sovereignty. In particular, Inuit in the autonomous territory of Nunavut are resisting what American Indian studies scholar Daniel R. Wildcat has described as a "fourth removal attempt" of Indigenous people, coming on the heels of failed efforts at spatial, social and psycho-cultural deletion.

Alvin Chang and David Roberts

October 17, 2016 - This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?

George Monbiot

Sorry, but you cannot build new runways and prevent climate breakdown

 published in the Guardian 19th October 2016

The correct question is not “where?”. It is “whether?”. And the correct answer is no. The prime minister has just announced that her cabinet will recommend where a new runway should be built. Then there will be a consultation on the decision. There is only one answer that doesn’t involve abandoning our climate change commitments and our moral scruples: nowhere.

Wilderness Committee
climate superhero?

Is supposed "climate superhero" PM Trudeau facing his kryptonite moment? We're pretty sure most Marvel superheroes like Black Panther and Spiderman who've tackled climate change in their comics, do the right and just thing for the people...

Mark Hume
A satellite photo from NASA shows Porcupine Glacier in northern B.C. after a 1.2-square-kilometre chunk of ice broke off into a record-breaking glacier. (NASA)

A massive chunk of ice – thought to be the largest iceberg to ever break off a glacier in Canada – fell into a lake in British Columbia this summer and no one noticed until a U.S. scientist saw it on a NASA photo.

Dr. Mauri Pelto, professor of environmental science at Nichols College in Massachusetts and director of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project for more than 25 years, said the Porcupine Glacier retreated nearly two kilometres in one leap when the iceberg broke off.

J. F. Conway
Crystal cruises of the arctic

Celebrating the Beginning of the “End Times”?

Pam Wright
A woman searches amid the rubble of her home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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  • Residents of Baracoa, Cuba, begin to dig out after Hurricane Matthew destroyed dozens of homes.
  • While much of Cuba was spared the wrath of Hurricane Matthew, some areas were devastated by flooding and storm surge.
Residents of Baracoa, Cuba, are digging out rubble that was left after Hurricane Matthew hit the eastern portion of the country with heavy flooding and strong storm surge.

Carol Linnitt
Image: Christy Clark, one time when she was in Victoria. Photo: Christy Clark via Flickr

Christy Clark doesn’t like Victoria. At least, she said as much in an interview with the National Post: “I try never to go over there. Because it’s sick. It’s a sick culture. All they can think about is government…”


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