Climate Change

Carl Meyer
Export Development Canada headquarters in downtown Ottawa, June 25, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault
May 5th 2021

A Crown corporation’s financial support to the oil and gas sector came under scrutiny Tuesday as part of a new legal opinion outlining Canada’s obligations in responding to the climate crisis.

Jessica Corbett
The THRIVE Act plans to create nine million jobs by upgrading infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid and expanding access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings. (Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images)

April 29, 2021

The bill aims to ensure "an intersectional response" to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice "that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face."

On the heels of President Joe Biden unveiling the second prong of his infrastructure proposal, progressives in Congress came together Thursday to formally introduce sweeping legislation that would invest $10 trillion over a decade in advancing climate, economic, and racial justice while putting 15 million people nationwide to work.

Staff Reporter
Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, occupies the Granville Bridge in Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2021. PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

May 02, 2021

The arrests were made after activists refused to leave the bridge on Sunday afternoon

Eight people have been arrested after a group of environmental protesters shut down the Granville Bridge Sunday, one day after the same band of activists disrupted traffic by occupying one of the city’s busiest intersections.

William Janeway
Demostrators with the youth-led Sunrise Movement gather in San Francisco to call on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support the formation of a select committee to advance a Green New Deal. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc)

April 14, 2021

Whether it is called "Build Back Better" or a "Green Industrial Policy" or, indeed, a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of "jobs against climate."

Metaphors matter. As a metaphor, the "New Deal" has been mobilized both in response to climate change and in support of President Biden's rescue and infrastructure initiatives. It needs examination if it is to go from serving as a mere slogan to defining a coherent program. Compelling invocation of the New Deal turns on:

Robert Hackett & Hanna Araza
If Canadians want a conversation about energy and climate policy undistorted by Big Oil's outsized influence, newspapers still matter. Are they doing the job? Illustration by Hanna Araza

April 29th 2021

We are living in a climate emergency. Canada's government admits that. But as Seth Klein has brilliantly shown in A Good War, provincial and federal policies fall far short of the scale of the challenge. One reason for Canada's laggardly climate policies is the economic, cultural and political power of the fossil fuel industries.

Rochelle Baker
B.C. Premier John Horgan tours the LNG Canada Kitimat site, a project critics say will sabotage provincial emissions targets. Photo by B.C. government

April 29th 2021

The same week Canada and countries around the world committed to even more ambitious emissions targets, B.C. delivered a budget with lacklustre commitment to climate change and the environment, critics say.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters (left to right) Ian Bray, James ‘Sid’ Saunders, Simon Bramwell, Jane Augsburger, David Lambert and Senan Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court after being cleared. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA
23 Apr 2021 

Six Extinction Rebellion protesters have been cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters despite the judge directing jurors that they had no defence in law.


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