Climate Change

23/08/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Scoresby Sound is a large fjord system of the Greenland Sea. The rain fell during an exceptionally hot three days this month in Greenland when temperatures were 18 C higher than average in places. Photo by Dylan Shaw / Unsplash

August 23rd 2021

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

23/08/21
Author: 
Brian Tokar
IPCC Graphic 2021

[Two further IPCC reports to come in February (climate impacts) and March (mitigation).]

Aug. 19, 2021

22/08/21
Author: 
Nick Cunningham
Alberta's oil sands. Credit: Dru Oja Jay (CC BY 2.0)

Aug. 17, 2021

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

Wall Street analysts are advising their clients to invest in Canadian tar sands companies on the expectation that the highly controversial Line 3 and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines overcome Indigenous-led public opposition and reach completion. 

22/08/21
Author: 
Nicholas Kusnetz
Equipment installed as part of the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project stands at the NRG Energy Inc. WA Parish generating station in Thompsons, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The project has since ceased operations indefinitely. Credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Aug. 17, 2021

The industry has been pushing through policies devoting billions of dollars to the technology, and much more is likely to come with legislation pending before Congress.

Over the last year, energy companies, electrical utilities and other industrial sectors have been quietly pushing through a suite of policies to support a technology that stands to yield tens of billions of dollars for corporate polluters, but may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

22/08/21
Author: 
Sam Pizzigati, Counterpunch

August 17, 2021

Ace researchers dropped two blockbuster reports on us last week. The first — from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC — hit on Monday with a worldwide thunderclap.

22/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Alberta tar sands - Wikimedia Commons

August 17, 2021

Alberta oil production now exceeds its pre-pandemic high, and has increased 86.2% since 2010, according to new data from the Alberta Energy Regulator and ATB Economics.

The lion’s share of the output—86% —comes from the tar sands/oil sands, CBC reports.

22/08/21
Author: 
Shaena Lambert
Protestors pushed and shoved violently as they form a civil disobedience cluster at Fairy Creek on August 21, 2021. Photo by Shaena Lambert

August 22nd 2021

Tall tree, deep water, strong wind, warm fire –

I can feel it in my body, I can feel it in my soul.

 

22/08/21
For Immediate Release

August 21, 2021
Province-Wide RCMP Stand Down Actions
Monday, August 23
1:00-3:00 pm Pacific

Where: RCMP detachments and offices across British Columbia (and Toronto, as of August 21).

19/08/21
Author: 
George Monbiot
Extinction Rebellion protesters, London, 8 September 2020. Photograph: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock
Aug. 19, 2021

Effective action against climate breakdown is near impossible while governments are vulnerable to lawsuits

The human tragedy is that there is no connection between what we know and what we do. Almost everyone is now at least vaguely aware that we face the greatest catastrophe our species has ever confronted. Yet scarcely anyone alters their behaviour in response: above all, their driving, flying and consumption of meat and dairy.

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