Climate Change

10/03/16
Author: 
Ross Marowits

People need to get their heads around the idea that fossil fuels are "probably dead," the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway said Wednesday.

"I’m not maybe as green as I should be but I happen to think the climate is changing (and) they’re not going to fool me anymore," Hunter Harrison told a J.P. Morgan transportation conference in New York.

The veteran rail executive said the transition to alternative fuels will be long, but new investments in traditional energy sources will dry up because of environmental hurdles.

09/03/16
Author: 
CBC Staff
B.C. Premier Christy Clark arrives at an announcement about incentives for electric cars. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark arrives at an announcement about incentives for electric cars. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)


[Editor's note: you can listen to this episode herehttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/electric-cars-aren-t-green-pot-is-still-a-drug-and-we-need-to-rethink-the-canoe-1.3475291/electric-cars-aren-t-as-green-as-you-think-they-are-1.3475389 ]

07/03/16
Author: 
Claudia Cattaneo

CALGARY • Malaysia’s Petronas is frustrated that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate-change priorities are introducing new uncertainty for its proposed $36 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in northern British Columbia and has threatened to walk away if it doesn’t get federal approval by March 31, according to a source close to the project.

Companies are wiggling out of money-losing contracts to buy electricity from coal-fired power plants in Alberta as a result of the province’s new climate change policies, leaving a provincial agency to honour the agreements

06/03/16
Author: 
Tamara Lorincz

 

 

[Webpage editor's note: Too often the issues of climate change and war are separated. This important report  makes some of the connections.]

 

Executive Summary

We are on a path toward dangerous climate change without a radical restructuring of our economy and

energy systems. That is the stark scenario presented in the latest working group reports of the

05/03/16

[Webpage editor's note: This 10 minute movie identifies the flaws of cap and trade in a clear, popular fashion.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM&feature=player_embedded 

 

 

05/03/16
Author: 
David Suzuki

[Webpage editor note: In addition to the point below that cap and trade has not realy reduced emissions, this policy also functions to distract from other measures that are needed to unambiguously reduce carbon extraction and use. See this popular analysis of cap and trade: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-cap-and-trade/  ]

 

03/03/16
Author: 
Ricochet
Canada’s first ministers are meeting today to discuss climate change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his top cabinet ministers are sitting down in Vancouver with the premiers of all provinces and territories.

On the eve of his meetings with the premiers, Trudeau on Wednesday delivered a keynote address to the Globe 2016 summit in Vancouver on clean energy and sustainability.
 
[To read this article at its original site go to https://ricochet.media/en ]

03/03/16
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey

The Daily Planet's Ziya Tong grills Justin Trudeau on sustainable energy development in Canada at the 2016 Globe Series launch in Vancouver, B.C. on Wed. March 2, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

Steadfast in his commitment to getting Canadian oil to market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said putting pipelines in the ground will pay for the country's transition to a greener future.

03/03/16
Author: 
Joanna Smith

But the prime minister said that can’t mean abandoning the oil and gas sector — including plans to build more pipelines.

VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Canada to play a lead role in the global fight against climate change, but said that cannot mean abandoning the oil and gas sector — including plans to build more pipelines.

02/03/16
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey
Green Party leader Elizabeth May calls on the federal Liberals to meet their climate action deadlines during the 2016 Globe Series in Vancouver, B.C. on Wed. March 2, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May calls on the federal Liberals to meet their climate action deadlines during the 2016 Globe Series in Vancouver, B.C. on Wed. March 2, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

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