Damian Carrington
A man uses a garden hose to try to save his home from wildfire in Granada Hills, California, on 11 October 2019. Photograph: Michael Owen Baker/AP

Statement sets out ‘vital signs’ as indicators of magnitude of the climate emergency

The world’s people face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists.

“We declare clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,” it states. “To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live. [This] entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems.”

Jessica Corbett
A child takes part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM) action in Davao, Philippines. (Photo:
November 4, 2019

The world's leading asset managers, with trillions of dollars under their direction, continue to vote down efforts to address the crisis.

Will Dubitsky
NDP must push minority Parliament to accelerate transition to a green economy

The federal election results suggest that the first priority of the NDP must be electoral reform to bring to an end the politics of fear and the strategic vote, which favours the Liberals and Conservatives alike.

 Lee Camp
child and stuffy with face mask - Shutterstock
OCT 15, 2019
Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist.

Only 100 companies will sign humanity’s death sentence. That’s it. One hundred corporate boards filled with sociopaths. But I’ll get back to that in a moment.
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion - Oct. 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion

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Change takes time: even at the rate we’re going – and need to be going – it’s never going to happen all at once.

John Kurucz
The protest group Extinction Rebellion closed the Burrard Bridge Monday morning to vehicle traffic and planned to be there all day. Photo Dan Toulgoet

OCTOBER 7, 2019

Vancouver police suggest Monday’s protest will keep the Burrard Bridge closed until midnight

Monday’s protest and closure of the Burrard Bridge won’t be the last.


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