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10/05/22
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
Iraqis visit an area near the pond remaining of Sawa Lake, due to climate change-induced drought, in Samawa city, Iraq, on May 1. The WMO says there's a 50 per cent chance the world will hit 1.5 C of warming temporarily by 2026. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

May 10, 2022

Breaching limit would be temporary, but would give a taste of longer-term warming

The world faces a 50 per cent chance of warming 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, if only briefly, by 2026, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

That does not mean the world would be crossing the long-term warming threshold of 1.5 C, which scientists have set as the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

09/05/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet’suwet’en nation hereditary Chief Namoks walks with Chief Gisdaya, Chief Madeek, and Wing Chief Sleydo' while in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

May 9, 2022

Canada is ignoring the condemnations of a United Nations human rights committee urging a halt to construction of the Trans Mountain and Coastal GasLink pipelines.

09/05/22
Author: 
Seth Klein
Canada’s approach to climate is a hot mess of incoherence and contradictions, and it is fundamentally at odds with what the IPCC demands of us, writes columnist Seth Klein. Photo by Kishore Uthamaraj/Unsplash

May 5, 2022

 

He skilfully avoided what was wrong

Without saying what was right,

And never let his on the one hand

Know what his on the other hand was doing …

Postpone, postpone, abstain …

Truly he will be remembered

Wherever men honour ingenuity,

Ambiguity, inactivity, and political longevity.

Let us raise up a temple

03/05/22
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

Apr. 27, 2022

The investment tax credit unveiled by the federal government earlier this month isn't enough to convince Canada's major oilsands producers to begin construction on a proposed massive carbon capture and storage transportation line, the chief executive of Cenovus Energy Inc. said Wednesday.

03/05/22
Author: 
Betsy Trumpener
A gas plant near Rolla, B.C. The province's energy regulator says there are more than 8,000 active gas wells and 39,000 kilometres of pipelines in B.C. (Contributed/Wayne Sawchuk)

Apr. 27, 2022

Some residents in northern B.C. say they're paying the price for huge LNG project and its touted benefits

When Kevin McCleary and his wife cleared 160 acres of land to build their home in Pouce Coupe, B.C., two decades ago, they didn't expect a hydraulic fracturing gas well pad would be built less than half a kilometre from their front door.

01/05/22
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
‘If I have to get arrested again then I’ll get arrested again. My orders come from my Elders not from the courts or the prime minister’s oil lobby,’ says Black Bear Warrior. Photo by David Cooper.

Apr. 27, 2022

Seven activists reflect on risking arrest and serving time.

Climate protesters have been in the news a lot recently, defying long-standing injunctions they say benefit corporations and snarling traffic to raise awareness for their campaigns.

01/05/22
Author: 
Matt Leighninger, Resilience
graphic of people connected

This article focuses on the U.S., but the ideas could be applied in Canada. A broad, democratic mobilization for a Red-Green New Deal would dovetail with this concept nicely.

          -- Gene McGuckin

Apr. 28, 2022

29/04/22
Author: 
Armine Yalnizyan, Pat Armstrong, Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Laurell Ritchie
Doug Ford

Apr. 25, 2022

This privatization by stealth is a consequence of the government’s failure to address major shortages in health care personnel and in-care services.

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Jean Charest is promising a “sea change” for health care by directing more public funds to privately delivered care.

In Ontario under Doug Ford this is already happening as his government quietly expands the for-profit share of publicly funded care.

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28/04/22
Author: 
Graeme Goossens
Image adapted from an original illustration by Ben J.P./Flickr. - Wind Farm Fire

Apr. 18, 2022

A critical review of Seth Klein’s ‘A Good War’

I can’t forget those crisp November mornings. I’d stand respectfully still, a Scout’s red sash across my shoulder. I remember the veteran steadying himself with his cane, standing as straight as he still could, crying silently as the “Last Post” rang out.

“How many of you would have fought?” Ms. Allen had asked our class.

Every tiny hand was raised.

The heroism of the Second World War was etched into my memory.

26/04/22
Author: 
Emma Graney Energy Reporter

Apr. 26, 2022

Cutting emissions from Canada’s oil sands by 40 per cent will cost between $45-billion and $65-billion from 2024 through 2030, according to a new analysis.

While the new report from Royal Bank of Canada found that Canada’s oil and gas sector can indeed balance near-term energy security with advancing climate action, the sector will need regulatory certainty and support at all levels of government to do so.

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