Climate Change

02/09/23
Author: 
Barbara Harriss-White
IPCC - Climate Change 2023 Synthesis Report

Sept. 1, 2023

"The report invokes the economy, markets (for energy, finance and capital), the private sector, private finance, business (once – and as a civil society actor) and a range of human activities. Yet it is the institution of private property and the dynamic of capital that produce and destroy its material and energetic environment (Kohei Saito, Marx in the Anthropocene, 2023)."

02/09/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Premier Danielle Smith answers questions during Calgary Economic Development’s Report to the Community event at the Telus Convention Centre on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta

Sept.1, 2023

"One of the biggest stories in the country right now is the blowback Ottawa is getting from the provinces over policies with high public support (like oil and gas emissions cap). Fossil fuel captured provinces are at war over climate policy."  John Woodside - Twitter

01/09/23
Author: 
Greg Sakaki
Nanaimo city council voted to accelerate implementation of the province’s zero carbon step code, which will effectively eliminate natural gas as an energy source for heating space and water in new homes starting a year from now. (News Bulletin file photo)

Aug. 29, 2023

City council votes 5-4 to accelerate adoption of zero carbon step code

Natural gas will not be the primary heat source in new homes built in Nanaimo starting next year.

City council, at a meeting Monday, Aug. 28, voted 5-4 to accelerate adoption of the zero carbon step code to 2024, six years ahead of the province’s timeline of 2030.

01/09/23
Author: 
Sarah Cox
The BC NDP government wants Ottawa to contribute $1.5 billion to the $3-billion cost of building a new transmission line to provide electricity for LNG Canada and two other liquefied natural gas projects, new metal and critical minerals mines and the Port of Prince Rupert, according to a document received through freedom of information legislation. Photo: Marty Clemens / The Narwhal

Aug. 25. 2023

Confidential documents show taxpayers could be on the hook for a ‘fossil fuel subsidy’ to help supply electricity to LNG Canada, a consortium of some of the world’s most profitable oil and gas companies

The B.C. government wants taxpayers across Canada to pay half the $3-billion bill for a new electric transmission line supplying power to the province’s LNG industry, including projects owned by some of the world’s most profitable oil and gas companies, according to a confidential briefing note obtained by The Narwhal. 

01/09/23
Author: 
Chad Pawson
A large, old western red cedar on Meares Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino. (Jens Wieting/Sierra Club B.C.)

Aug. 29, 2023

Forest management in region since so-called War of the Woods should be model for rest of B.C., critics say

The Sierra Club of B.C. says the logging of large old trees in verdant, biodiverse forests on Vancouver Island has continued mostly unabated in the 30 years since one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

31/08/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman and Erin Blondeau
In May this group delivered about 100 cover letter applications to BC MP Carla Qualtrough for good, green jobs that don’t yet exist to show support for a national Youth Climate Corps. Photo by Paola Alvarez.

Aug. 31, 2023

Over 1,000 wildfires are burning across Canada. Families are fleeing their homes, haunted by the very real possibility that they may never be able to return.

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