Climate Change

23/12/17
Author: 
Christopher Flavelle
A destroyed camper sits in front of deteriorating trailers in Leeville, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, December 18, 2017. Louisiana is preparing recommendations through projects with LA Safe for emptying out coastal areas that are unprotected by levees and will be impacted by sea level rise in the coming years. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/

December 22

Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a coastal area larger than Delaware.

A draft of the plan, the most aggressive response to climate-linked flooding in the U.S., calls for prohibitions on building new homes in high-risk areas, buyouts of homeowners who live there now and hikes in taxes on those who won’t leave. Commercial development would still be allowed, but developers would need to put up bonds to pay for those buildings’ eventual demolition.

22/12/17
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
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December 20, 2017

"Coming from the capital of world finance, this will resonate loud and clear all over the planet," says Bill McKibben
 
 
13/12/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

John Horgan’s NDP government ignored basic truths and now commits BC to greater environmental disaster.

The astoundingly stupid approval of Site C, an over-budget mega-project with no demonstrable need and plenty of cheaper alternatives, marks a black day for B.C.’s NDP government.

13/12/17
Author: 
Roger Annis

British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced on December 11 that his New Democratic Party government will proceed with construction of the $11 billion-and-counting ‘Site C’ hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the province’s northeast.

13/12/17
Author: 
Oil Change International

We can hardly believe we’re even writing this, but today marks one of the biggest wins in Oil Change International’s history: The World Bank announced it will end all financing of oil and gas extraction after 2019.

Some of us at Oil Change International have been campaigning against the Bank for multiple decades, and this has been a core demand for all of those years. Today, we won.

08/12/17
Author: 
Joseph Serna

Southern California may get the Santa Ana winds every year, but — according to recorded history — they’ve never been like this.

04/12/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben

If we don't win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That's the core truth about global warming. It's what makes it different from every other problem our political systems have faced. I wrote the first book for a general audience about climate change in 1989 – back when one had to search for examples to help people understand what the "greenhouse effect" would feel like. We knew it was coming, but not how fast or how hard.

28/11/17
Author: 
Michael Nabert

Nov 27, 2017 - Arguably the most important thing to your future that's happened lately is the international effort to confront climate change, but much of the public is unaware and uninterested, and news coverage is puny or nonexistent.

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