Climate Science


Yesterday, I joined a team of Ottawa area residents to form a ‘Pipeline Evidence Unit’. Our goal was to search the Prime Minister's Office and government buildings on Parliament Hill for any shred of evidence proving that Kinder Morgan is -- as Trudeau claims climate safe, spill-proof and compatible with Canada’s commitments to Indigenous rights.

Watch this video to see what we found:

Zack Labe

What is happening in the Arctic is now beyond words, so here are the pictures

Jessica Corbett
In a new study published Feb. 12, scientists found that global sea level rise is accelerating each year. (Photo: Andrew/Flickr/cc)

February 13, 2018

"This acceleration, driven mainly by accelerated melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise by 2100."

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.

Mia Rabson
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna speaks to reporters on an Ottawa River boat on Aug. 21, 2017. File photo by Andrew Meade

The Canadian Press

Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement.

Matt McGrath
GETTY IMAGES Image caption Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow

30 October 2017

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.

Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years.

Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable.

Ashifa Kassam

Alberta’s oil and gas industry – Canada’s largest producer of fossil fuel resources – could be emitting 25 to 50% more methane than previously believed, new research has suggested.


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