Climate Science

Michelle Star
(buradaki/Getty Images Plus)

Nov. 6, 2023

The impact of human activity on the Earth system could result in unpredictable chaos from which there is no return, physicists have calculated.

Oliver Milman
A firefighter walks toward flames as the Highland Fire burns in Aguana, California, on 31 October 2023. Photograph: David Swanson/AFP/Getty Images

Nov. 14, 2023

The US is warming faster than the global average and its people are suffering “far-reaching and worsening” consequences from the climate crisis, with worse to come, according to an authoritative report issued by the US government.

James Westman
Two men walk along a road in Scotch Creek, B.C., as wildfire smoke fills the air on Aug. 19, 2023. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Nov. 16, 2023

While environmentalists are preparing for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai later this month, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is also meeting to discuss its next assessments of the state of global warming. 

After a record-shattering summer — with 2023 on pace to become the hottest year in recorded human history — one of the key decisions for the IPCC is whether to emphasize the prospect of runaway, irreversible global warming by issuing a special report on climate tipping points.

George Monbiot
‘Rishi Sunak now seems to have discovered his purpose: trashing the planet on behalf of corporate power.’ Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AP

Oct. 31, 2023

When Rishi Sunak granted 27 new North Sea licences this week, he wasn’t thinking about the survival of the living world

Can you see it yet? The Earth systems horizon – the point at which our planetary systems tip into a new equilibrium, hostile to most lifeforms? I think we can. The sudden acceleration of environmental crises we have seen this year, coupled with the strategic uselessness of powerful governments, rushes us towards the point of no return.

BC Climate Emergency Campaign
Where do BC cabinet ministers stand on the defining climate question of our time?

Go to the link here to find the answers:

And if you think anyone is listed in the wrong category, or if you have intel on a minister listed in the "unknown" category, please reach out the BC Climate Emergency Campaign Coordinator at

Barry Saxifrage
Methane map

Oct. 18, 2023

Methane is becoming a serious threat to humanity, and Canada’s oil and gas industry is emitting a huge amount of it.

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A pump jack operates in front of a drilling rig at sunset in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. Photo by Nick Oxford/REUTERS

Oct. 13, 2023

United States domestic oil production hit an all-time high last week, contrasting with efforts to slice heat-trapping carbon emissions by the Biden administration and world leaders.

And it conflicts with oft-repeated Republican talking points of a Biden “war on American energy.”

Damian Carrington
A firefighter tries to control a wildfire in the hills at Cali, Colombia on 22 September. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Oct. 5, 2023

Global temperatures soared to a new record in September by a huge margin, stunning scientists and leading one to describe it as “absolutely gobsmackingly bananas”.

Kelly Trout Research Co-Director Oil Change International
Global energy investment in clean energy and in fossil fuels, 2015-2023

Clean energy    Fossil fuels  Appears in World Energy Investment 2023 Notes - 2023 values are estimated.

Sept. 26, 2023


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