Climate Change

Rochelle Baker
International student and Save Old Growth leader Zain Haq is worried the Canada Border Services Agency plans to deport him. Photo by Ian Harland

Jun 16, 2022

An international student leading a controversial civil resistance campaign to end old-growth logging in B.C. is fearful the Canada Border Services Agency is looking to deport him.

Zain Haq, a co-founder of the Save Old Growth (SOG) protest group behind a recent series of highway blockades across the province, has been ordered to show up at a CBSA office.

The third-year history major at Simon Fraser University who hails from Pakistan is in Canada on a study permit, a document issued by Immigration Canada.

The Canadian Press
Floodwaters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 23, 2021. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward

June 16, 2022

November's floods in British Columbia that swamped homes and farms, swept away roads and bridges and killed five people are now the most costly weather event in provincial history.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada made the statement as it released the latest cost estimate of $675 million, and that's only for damage that was insured.

David Spratt
Teaser photo credit: Plenary session of the COP21 adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015. By UNclimatechange from Bonn, Germany – they did it!, CC BY 2.0,

Jun 10, 2022

originally published by Climate Code Red

World-leading economists have blown a hole right through the middle of the main tool used to produce the net-zero scenarios embraced by climate policymakers.

Damian Carrington
Data shows the North Barents Sea is the fastest warming place known on Earth. Photograph: Alister Doyle/Reuters

Jun 15, 2022

Temperatures in the Barents Sea region are ‘off the scale’ and may affect extreme weather in the US and Europe

New data has revealed extraordinary rates of global heating in the Arctic, up to seven times faster than the global average.

Christopher Cheung and Michelle Gamage
Flooding is natural to the Lower Mainland. But with climate change and communities building so close to the water, people are increasingly exposed to disaster. Photo of Highway 1 near Chilliwack during the November 2021 floods courtesy of the BC government via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

June 13, 2022

The Lower Mainland flooded in 1948. The next disaster will be worse. A Tyee series.

[(Tyee) Editor’s note : This is the first feature in a six-part series exploring life and risk on the Lower Mainland’s floodplain, the stretches of flat land in the region by the Fraser River and the coast. Stay with us this week as the series unfolds.]

James Boothroyd
Tree Sit - Stop TMX

June 10, 2022

Takaro is an expert on the public health impacts of climate change. His potential sentence reflects the absurd predicament Canada finds itself in.

Next week, Dr. Tim Takaro, a distinguished authority on public health, will have his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to criminal contempt for violating a court-ordered injunction against blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX).

Victoria St. Martin
Health workers screen passengers arriving from abroad for monkeypox symptoms at Anna International Airport terminal in Chennai on June 03, 2022. Credit: Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images

June 7, 2022

“We can’t put this one back in the bottle,” said the researcher behind a recent study about the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Long before the world had ever heard of Covid-19, Colin J. Carlson and a team of researchers began work on a study that explored how climate change and the destruction of wildlife habitats might affect how diseases are spread from animals to people. Their first draft included a reference to a hypothetical pneumonia outbreak of unknown origin.

Kristoffer Tigue
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 22: As part of a global movement March for Science protesters march to demonstrate on April 22, 2017 in Paris to oppose Trump’s rejection of science, climate change, global warming and the rise of misinformation. (Photo by John van Hasselt/Corbis via Getty Images)

June 10, 2022

A team of researchers and environmental advocates are urging governments and Big Tech companies to do far more to stop rampant online disinformation campaigns, which they say aim to delay action on the climate crisis by intentionally dragging the issue into the culture wars now dominating Western politics. Failing to stop such campaigns, the groups warned in a new report, could further splinter unity at November’s climate talks and jeopardize a global effort that has struggled to slash planet-warming emissions.


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