Climate Change

Fatima Syed & Steph Wechsler

September 11th 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing yet another legal challenge in court, this time over his decision to put an end to the province's participation in an international carbon trading market.

David Brindle
RISING UP: Powell River resident Ron Berezan will be going to jail for his arrest at the Kinder Morgan terminal in May during a week of protests against the Trans Mountain Pipeline. David Brindle photo

September 12, 2018

Joining thousands of people around the world on Saturday, September 8, for Rise for Climate Change, Powell River protesters gathered outside the office of Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons.

Fiona Ferguson
There  is still time. .

[Editor: This is surely one of the best expositions of the situation and of what has to be done right now.  A must read!]

There is Still Time for an Ecological Revolution to Prevent Hothouse Earth:

Wanyee Li

VANCOUVER—Alpine animals are being pushed higher up their mountain habitats at an alarming rate due to global warming, according to a new B.C. study.

The trend puts both plants and animals at greater risk for extinction because there is often less space at high altitudes, which can drastically reduce populations, according to Ben Freeman, lead author of the paper published in Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
pipeline victory
September 12, 2018

7:29am, Thursday, August 30th, 2018:
We’re in a boardroom high above downtown Vancouver, not far from Robson Street where I’m told there used to be a great hunting path. I’m on the Federal Court of Appeal’s website, refreshing my web browser obsessively.

UN Secretary General

Dear friends of planet Earth,

Thank you for coming to the UN Headquarters today.

I have asked you here to sound the alarm.

Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment.

We face a direct existential threat.

Climate change is moving faster than we are – and its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across our world.

Many of you will have already seen the excellent film The Living Salish Sea. It is a good time to remember it and send it to friends and, especially, uncommitted people, since the potential effect of the proposed pipeline on the inlet/sea is one of the two issues that any future assessment will now have to address.

Dan Lashof

This story originally published on World Resources Institute.

If your colleague or child does well and you give her or him positive feedback, that’s good.

If climate change causes a cascade of impacts that result in additional climate change — which scientists call "positive feedback" — that’s bad, and maybe catastrophic.

Victor Wallis
 Red Green Revolution

September 3, 2018  

Like many others (unless they are in a state of simple denial), I sometimes feel paralyzed by the enormity of the environmental challenge.

How to break through this?

We must begin with the certainties.

Nafeez Ahmed
bull - Image: Shutterstock

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.       

Aug 27 2018


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