Climate Change

Rochelle Baker
Tanis Gower of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says water levels in several Vancouver Island watersheds are dangerously low due to climate change. Photo supplied by Tanis Gower

September 17th 2020

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last week.

This level of drought can pose serious ecosystem or socio-economic impacts that warrant voluntary water conservation and water restrictions, according to the B.C. drought information portal updated Wednesday.

E. McIntosh
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured in 2018, used the slogan 'Take Back Canada' during his leadership campaign. Now, a group of climate activists are attempting to trademark the phrase. File photo by Alex Tétreault

September 17th 2020

A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth climate activists have filed to trademark the 'Take Back Canada’ slogan used by Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.

Linda Solomon Wood
PM Trudeau speaks with media at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. June 18, 2020. Photo from PMO Flickr feed.

[Editor: Too bad that the Author's answer to the question "So what can people do to push back against this barrage of disinformation and denial?" is only "We can all write letters to our MPs, demand more action from the federal government now, for a start."  Though she does say ". . for a start"!! ]

September 15th 2020

As of Sunday, around 4 million acres have been scorched by wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon.


new report shows that Premier John Horgan’s British Columbia government has become one of the most generous subsidizers of oil and gas in Canada. 

The report, released by, reveals that BC is now second only to Alberta in providing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. 

Patrick DeRochie
LNG=Fracking, Fracking=LNG

October 26, 2018

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to deliver Canadian fracked gas to markets in Asia. But what they don’t tell you is that the foreign consortium behind LNG Canada only decided to move forward with the project because it’s receiving $6.6 billion dollars in public handouts.

Democracy Now
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

[See Video here].


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!,, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman.

state Rep. David Michel
Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez / Houston Chronicle Attorney Eugene Kung, left to right, Dr. Tane Ward, Neskonlith te Secwepemc chief Judy Wilson, and Sum of Us capitol markets advisor Lisa Lindsley talk during a press conference in Houston following an appearance at Kinder Morgan International's Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2018. Wilson talked about the opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

September 14, 2020

We as Connecticut citizens should be wary of companies insuring fossil fuels, since fossil fuels are among the primary causes of climate change. As a state representative for Stamford, I’ve seen firsthand the enormous changes global warming is causing in our coastal city. The frequency and intensity of superstorms and hurricanes is due in part to changes in our climate.


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