Climate Change

11/03/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Extinction Economy

Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc and its corporate messaging

06/03/19
Author: 
Dr Rupert Read
Editor: A long video (1 hour 16 min.) putting forward the case for the Extinction Rebellion with a long and interesting question period.
 
Watch here
 
05/03/19
Author: 
Jason Hickel
 ‘One way to stop overconsumption is to legislate extended warranties on products, so washing machines and refrigerators last for 30 years instead of 10.’ Photograph: Phil Noble/PA

Global economic growth is outstripping our green efforts. A cap must be put on consumption before is it cripples us

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05/03/19
Author: 
Primary Author Paul McKay
Montreal Gazette/Twitter

MARCH 3, 2019

In an analysis for The Energy Mix, award-winning investigative journalist Paul McKay traces the parallels between the SNC-Lavalin scandal that has transfixed Canada’s capital and the Trudeau government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline in spite of its avowed commitment to climate action. “As nature abhors a vacuum,” he writes, “democracy abhors a stacked legal deck.”

04/03/19
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Ocean heatwaves destroy kelp forests, which provide food and shelter for many other species. Photograph: Thomas Schmitt/Getty Images

The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest”.

The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for oxygen, food, storm protection and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide the atmosphere, they say.

04/03/19
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
March 4, 2019
 

In April 2010, when then-premier Gordon Campbell announced that B.C. was resurrecting plans to build the Site C dam, atmospheric scientist Andrew Weaver was along to lend support.

Well before he became an MLA, and later the leader of the B.C. Green party, Weaver used words to describe the controversial project that became a template for Liberal and NDP premiers to come:

Hydro power is “clean.” It is “zero-emitting” power. It “does not produce greenhouse gas emissions.” Therefore, it is good.

02/03/19
Author: 
Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Socialists of America
Break the power of capitalists and guarantee a vibrant natural world that is home for humanity  and all forms of life, for many generations to come.
01/03/19
Author: 
350.org and The Leap

Editor: Both of these works are interesting discussions of extending some of the ideas of the Green New Deal to the Canadian context.

Watch "What can a Green New Deal look like for Canada?" here.

 

And here is the link to the podcast described below: https://theleap.org/change-everything/

February 12 2019:

01/03/19
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells
A dust storm moves across Lucerne Valley, Calif., on Feb. 25. (Photo: Los Angeles Times)

We need a new humanities of climate change to guide us through the dilemmas and paradoxes that it will bring

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26/02/19
Author: 
Carol Dansereau, John Foran, Ted Franklin, Brad Hornick, Sandra Lindberg, Jennifer Scarlott,

February 26, 2019

 

Introduction by John Foran

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