Ecology/Environment

12/11/20
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
It's Easy - vintage comic

6 Nov 2020

The disheartening spectacle occurring south of the border (and I am not talking about the careful ballot counting) announces a betrayal of America by its elites combined with a profound denial of reality during the twilight of an empire.

On one side of the Great Divide stand the professional class, or the so-called urban liberal elites. They include the Obamas, the Clintons and Joe Biden, a candidate so bereft of ideas it is shocking.

04/11/20
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Making agriculture more sustainable is a widely shared goal — but how to make necessary changes remains up for debate. Photo by Rural Health Professions Action Plan/Wikimedia Commons

November 4th 2020

Canadian agribusinesses are asking for a standardized scale to measure their environmental impacts — a request some advocates worry is little more than smoke and mirrors.

04/11/20
Author: 
Frances Bula
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past the boarded up shops along Robson Street in downtown Vancouver on May 4, 2020.  JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Special to The Globe and Mail

November 2, 2020 

Vancouver’s climate-emergency response plan relies too much on new fees for average residents and on expensive regulation for buildings, says a public policy professor who is a member of provincial and national groups working on solutions to climate change.

02/11/20
Author: 
Peter McCartney
CNRL West Stoddart gas plant PETER MCCARTNEY/WILDERNESS COMMITTEE

October 30th, 2020

Wind howls in my ears. My fingers are numb. It’s midnight and I’m on top of Pink Mountain, near Mile 147 of the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia. As I look out into the night, dozens of gas plants light up the horizon. This is fracking country.

01/11/20
Author: 
Brent Patterson - PBI
Twitter photo by Kanahus Manuel.

October 31, 2020

Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination more than 50 years ago on October 14, 1970.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention.

In December 2019, the Committee called on Canada to “immediately cease construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project … until free, prior and informed consent is obtained from all the Secwepemc people.”

31/10/20
Author: 
Socialist Resistance

[Webpage editor's note: One red-green position that challenges other red-greens on various questions, e.g., significance of Paris/COP, role for market mechanisms (carbon taxes), red? content of "transitional" demands, 'Blockadia'...]

 

Those of us who inhabit planet Earth in the 21st century face a huge problem. Our own species, homo sapiens (modern humans), are trashing the planet at an ever increasing and more destructive rate.

29/10/20
Author: 
Patricia Lane
Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow gives Maasai visitors a tour of city hall. Photo submitted by Sharmarke Dubow

October 29th 2020

As part of a series highlighting the work of young people in addressing the climate crisis, writer Patricia Lane interviews Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow.

The 1990s were personally tough for me. I spent the decade immersed in action based on climate catastrophe science, trying, and by all accounts failing, to stem the tide. Hardest of all, death and dementia came to my family.

28/10/20
Author: 
Don Pittis
Mark Carney

[This article might bring some comfort if it put a timeline on WHEN such risks could be quantified and then outlined how exactly that process would lead to creating a socially just and environmentally sane transition. Will knowing the investment risks make capitalists decide to do this? Will it create effective regulatory enforcement to compel capitalists to do this? Will it do anything at all that will begin the required transition SOON ENOUGH?

27/10/20
Author: 
Stephen Pyne
A burning forest. Photo by Matt Howard on Unsplash.

October 23rd 2020

This article was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of Canada's National Observer's collaboration with Climate Desk.

 

There is a paradox at the core of Earth’s unravelling firescapes.

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