Climate Change

19/08/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed
A farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario seen on July 19, 2018. Photo by Cole Burston

August 19th 2019

There's a finite amount of land on this fast-warming planet that a rapidly growing population will need to use wisely to produce enough food and fuel for every single person.

The world is not doing that right now, a new 1,400-page special report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds, urging countries to rethink the way they use and manage their land.

13/08/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Capilano University student Grace Grignon says that she was attracted to Extinction Rebellion because it's taking a "different and stronger approach" than other groups.

Last night, I was curious to learn more about Extinction Rebellion, a global climate-justice movement with chapters in British Columbia.

Founded last year, it's been the talk of the U.K. and, more recently, Australia, for its peaceful, direct actions that disrupt the establishment.

 

In many respects, the Extinction Rebellion protests are reminiscent of the U.S. civil rights movement or Mahatma Gandhi's efforts to get the British to leave India.

13/08/19
Author: 
Seth Klein
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to a crowd in British Columbia on July 28, 2019. Photo by CPC

Last month, as part of the research for a book I am writing on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency, I commissioned an extensive national public opinion poll from Abacus Data. The full results of the poll can be found on the Abacus website here.

13/08/19
Author: 
George Monbiot
A fracking rig in the US. Photograph: grandriver/Getty Images

In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry  -  (The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence to get the results it wants)

published in the Guardian 7th August 2019

13/08/19
Author: 
Paul Fleckenstein
Bill McKibben accepts the EMA Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 19, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)

Climate activist and writer Bill McKibben's new book is an excellent account of how urgent the climate crisis in front of us is. But it stumbles in trying to prescribe green capitalist solutions to a problem that requires systematic change.

11/08/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Teenage climate Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends Fridays for Future Climate Change rally in Piazza Del Popolo on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

"Good news in the link below, but the name and nature of the union are not very clear in the article. It refers to Verdi, also referred to as "ver.di,"  short-form nicknames for Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (United Services Union) which represents public and private service workers in a huge variety of jobs. More Canadian unions have to get involved in this youth-led fight!" Gene McGuckin

"This is leadership. Who will follow? The world is watching," said 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

August 06, 2019

08/08/19
Author: 
UN
UNDP Chad/Jean Damascene Hakuzim Desertification threatens the village of Tantaverom. Mbo Malloumu has taken the initiative to plant acacia seedlings to rehabilitate the land. In the past 50 years, Lake Chad basin shrank from 25,000 square kilometers to 2,000square kilometers.

8 August 2019

More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.

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