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Cameron Fenton
A young girl takes the road to Isle de Jean Charles, which is disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico from erosion fuelled by climate change and land subsidence accelerated by the fossil fuel industry. Photo by Stacy Kranitz / Climate Visuals Countdown

November 18th 2021

For decades, the fossil fuel industry ran a wildly successful and well-funded campaign to muddy the waters when it came to climate change. It denied the science, created false equivalencies and dumped billions upon billions of dollars into projects designed to protect profits. Then, a few years ago, this lie was exposed just as the impacts of climate change began to be felt widely around the world.

John Woodside
Excavators work to clear a section of Highway 7 east of Agassiz following a mudslide. Photo via B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

November 18th 2021

Extreme weather fuelled by climate breakdown is exposing the vulnerability of key infrastructure in British Columbia and is reviving questions among environmentalists and residents about building the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline.

Robert Hackett
B.C. Premier John Horgan announcing "real climate action" in 2017. Credit: BC NDP / Flickr

[Editor: And now the floods!]

November 12, 2021

As British Columbia’s New Democratic Party prepares for its first biennial convention since winning the 2020 election, memories of last summer’s deadly heat domes and wildfires still burn deeply. B.C. is experiencing the global consequences of carbon-intensive extractivism – the kind of “rip and ship” (extract and export) economic policies pursued by the previous right-of-centre B.C. Liberal government for most of its 2001-2017 term of office.

Barry Saxifrage

November 16th 2021

“No more blah, blah, blah. No more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there…” — Greta Thunberg at COP26 in Glasgow

David Ljunggren
A man rides a bicycle along the sea wall past a barge that came loose from its mooring and crashed ashore after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jesse Winter

OTTAWA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canadian helicopters carried out multiple missions on Monday to rescue hundreds of people trapped in their vehicles on a highway after huge rainstorms sparked landslides in the western province of British Columbia.

Patrick Martin
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Nov. 9, 2021

As the global climate summit COP26 drags out to its miserable end this week in Glasgow, Scotland, the major capitalist powers and the banks and corporations that call the shots in national and world politics have largely failed in their efforts to use the summit to provide a semblance of “progress” in resolving the global climate emergency.

Cloe Logan
Kanahus Manuel, birth keeper and member of the Tiny House Warriors. The tiny homes provide housing for Secwe̓pemc families, while acting as a barrier to the TMX expansion. Photo supplied by Kanahus Manuel

November 10th 2021

For almost four years, the Tiny House Warriors have been working to stop the TMX pipeline from encroaching on their territory, and as of Tuesday, the Secwe̓pemc land defenders have a human rights award to go along with their efforts.

City of Burnaby Lawyer Greg McDade

Nov. 9, 2021

The link below is to the text of a letter from City of Burnaby Lawyer Greg McDade to the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) objecting to the regulator's decision to grant Trans Mountain permission, going far beyond what Trans Mountain even requested, to destroy any trees in Burnaby for whatever reasons for the indeterminate future. Can you say "captured regulator?" 

               Gene McGuckin


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