Carbon pricing

Emily Eaton, Andrew Stevens and Sean Tucker
Corporations are using calls to continue using fossil fuels to delay action on a just transition for workers. Photo by Christian Lagerek via Shutterstock.

Apr. 24, 2024

Fossil fuel companies are building on right-wing protests to stop change and cut salaries.

What comes to mind when you read the slogan “I love Canadian oil and gas”? Energy independence? Royalties for government coffers? Good jobs for Canadian workers?

Richard Fidler
bus lane photo - from

Mar. 20, 2024

Free Transit Ottawa (FTO) organized a public meeting on March 18 on the theme “Fighting Climate Change: Beyond the Carbon Tax.”

The event was cosponsored by a range of local climate-justice movements: Ecology Ottawa, Horizon Ottawa, Justice for Workers, Fridays for Future and CAWI (City for All Women Initiative).

David Renton

A long but highly educational and thought-provoking article from Tempest Magazine, published by Tempest Collective.

Jan. 31, 2024

Molly Segal - What On Earth
 Climeworks’ Orca in Iceland
Feb. 1, 2024

When Alex Tavasoli came across a patent filed in Wisconsin that used carbon dioxide to cure cement — essentially capturing and storing CO2 — she was surprised to learn that it was from 1874. 

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
The longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes. Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels

The year 2024 is shaping up to be the most important ever for climate action — just like 2023 before it and 2022 before that, and so on back through at least the 1980s.

It may be a tired refrain. But in this era of accelerating and compounding crises, the longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes.

So what trends, events and opportunities should concerned citizens be paying attention to in 2024?

Trevor Hancock
In the U.K., Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, has pledged to “max out” the U.K.’s oil and gas reserves. IAN FORSYTH, POOL PHOTO VIA AP

Feb. 4, 2024

In the U.S., the Biden administration approved nearly 10,000 oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in its first three years, while Donald Trump is moronically pledging to “drill baby, drill”

Last week, I documented the massive impact of the fossil-fuel industry on people and the planet, an impact the industry generally ignores or downplays in its rush to make money and maintain its power, earning it the title of “the new tobacco.”

Crawford Kilian
‘The good old days are gone forever,’ writes Crawford Kilian, and we need a new approach to the climate crisis. Photo for The Tyee by Joshua Berson.

Nov. 22, 2023

Why a carbon tax won’t save us, and what’s next.

John Woodside & Natasha Bulowski
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland at the 2023 Budget. File photo by Natasha Bulowski

“At the end of the day, that’s still counting on the market … to build out these industries and then hoping the benefits trickle down to workers and to communities and to people,” he said. But Mertins-Kirkwood stressed the crux of the issue is time. “If we had 100 years to decarbonize, I’d say it’s better to take it slow and let the market figure it out, but every month counts right now.”

Nov. 21, 2023


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