Climate Change

20/02/20
Author: 
Julie Mollins
View of deforestation around Lake Lagano in Ethiopia. Migration, agricultural expansion and charcoal production have cleared the forests in this area. CIFOR/Ollivier Girard

Feb. 12, 2020

Unless land management strategies are overhauled to reduce the gap between forestry and agriculture, it will be impossible to feed and nourish the human population without further damaging the environment and forests, according to scientists.

20/02/20
Author: 
Thomas M. Hanna, Mathew Lawrence
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February 13, 2020

As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on workers’ rights and wages, unchecked corporate power, financialization, entrenched racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and emboldened neo-fascism and right-wing populism, to name a few.

20/02/20
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Molly Wickham - Sleydo’
December 23, 2019
 

The Wet’suwet’en Nation is opposed to a fracked gas pipeline crossing their territory in British Columbia without their free, prior and informed consent.

To assert their sovereignty over their territory and stop surveying and construction activities related to the pipeline, the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation established two checkpoints on key roadways on their lands.

20/02/20
Author: 
Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
'Raise a Paddle' water ceremony near TMX Westridge terminal, 2017 (E.Kung)
February 19, 2020

The saga surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) saw two major developments this month.

20/02/20
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
 Oil and gas tanks at an warehouse in Zhuhai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40%

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

Although the research will add to pressure on fossil fuel companies, scientists said there was cause for hope because it showed a big extra benefit could come from tighter regulation of the industry and a faster shift towards renewable energy.

18/02/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Smoke plume from the Maria Fire rises as seen from Santa Paula, California on Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

February 18, 2020

"Unpriced risk was the main cause of the Great Recession in 2007-2008."

 

New research published Monday warns that extreme weather driven by the climate crisis could bring about an economic recession "the likes of which we've never seen before" if markets don't do a better job assessing climate risks.

16/02/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
When NDP cabinet ministers were sworn into office in 2017, they didn't anticipate that some of their own supporters would try to prevent them from entering the legislature less than three years later. JOHN HORGAN
February 15th, 2020
 
Today, CBC News will carry a story about an alternative route for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which was proposed by the Office of the Wet'suwet'en.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church's recent court ruling cited several reasons for the company's decision to reject this, "including inappropriateness for the diameter of the pipeline, increased cost, the desire to avoid urban areas and greater adverse environmental impacts".

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