Transportation

12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
If we are to believe transport experts and practitioners, abolishing fares for all passengers is the last thing public transport operators should be doing. For Alan Flausch, an ex-CEO of the Brussels public transport authority and current Secretary General of International Association of Public Transport, “in terms of mobility, free public transport is absurd.”
23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
 
27/06/19
Author: 
Judy Deutsch

The New Deal and World War II are reminders of past transformative times, reverberating in current severe hardships and extreme dangers. Emergencies can bring clarity and reason about what to do, though at the opposite end, crises can elicit the worst outcomes, such as outlined by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine.

14/06/19
Author: 
Laura Millan Lombrana
Dry and cracked ground marks an area where water is being pumped by mining companies in the southern tip of the Atacama salt flat.  Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
 June 11, 2019
 
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.
 
The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.
 
 
25/05/19
Author: 
Daniel Aldana Cohen

A Green New Deal can’t deliver economic or environmental justice without tackling the housing crisis. We should go big and build 10 million beautiful, public, no-carbon homes over the next 10 years.

29/04/19
Author: 
Umair Irfan

Humans are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at an accelerating rate. But climate change is a cumulative problem, a function of the total amount of greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the sky. Some of the heat-trapping gases in the air right now date back to the Industrial Revolution. And since that time, some countries have pumped out vastly more carbon dioxide than others.

17/01/19
Author: 
Robyn Crawford

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Supporters and opponents of a campaign to offer free transit to people aged under 18, and offer sliding scale discounts to low-income people turned out to Vancouver city council on Wednesday. Sarah McDonald has the details.

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