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18/08/21
Author: 
Adam Mahoney
Tall buildings - Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Aug 11, 2021

The UN climate report pinpoints the biggest culprit behind overheated cities.

In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced one of the most deadly heatwaves in U.S. history. As temperatures spiked that July, hitting 100 degrees for five straight days, 739 Chicagoans perished, many of them old folks in cramped apartments. 

16/08/21
Author: 
Naomi Klein
A helicopter prepares to make a water drop as smoke billows along the Fraser River Valley near Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, on July 2, 2021. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg via Getty Images

July 23, 2021

Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis.

MANY PEOPLE HERE think they are safe from climate change, the journalist from a German newspaper explained to me. They don’t see it as an immediate threat, like Covid-19. They see the Greens as scolds who want to take away their cheap holidays. “What do you have to say to them?”

16/08/21
Author: 
Rachel Jansen
Vancouver graphic - Vancouver considers doing what no North American city has done so far — charging vehicles to use the road

Vancouver has some of Canada's worst traffic congestion. Now, the city is considering a controversial solution: mobility pricing.

Over the last six months, Canada's National Observer has been looking into what's working and what's failing in cities across Canada as they rise to the challenge of fighting climate change. In a 13-part series, we will be taking you across the country, province by province, for a look at how cities are meeting the climate emergency with sustainable solutions.

16/08/21
Author: 
First Nations leaders
Video update from Gidimt'en Checkpoint
CGL is attempting to bulldoze a Gidimt'en Archaeological site right next to the Gidimt'en camp. Callout for supporters to take action!
 
16/08/21
Author: 
First Nations leaders
From: Nuskmata Jacinda Mack <jacinda.mack@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 9:07 AM
Subject: Call For Solidarity: Nuxalk Nation Evicts Juggernaut Exploration Ltd.
To:
 
Yaw Smatmcuks ( hello relatives )
 
15/08/21
Author: 
Stefan Labbé
A highway billboard erected next to BC Ferries' Tsawwassen terminal prompts passersby to question the use of natural gas in ferries and elsewhere in the province.Mark Booth/Delta Optimist

A group of doctors erected a massive billboard near the entrance to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal this week. It shows a woman sucking on an inhaler in the lee of an LNG facility.

A group of doctors and nurses have launched an aggressive billboard campaign targeting BC Ferries for burning liquefied natural gas — or LNG — a largely methane mixture they say is threatening human health and the world’s climate system.

15/08/21
Author: 
Audrey Carleton
DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST LINE 3 PIPELINE. IMAGE:  NICOLE NERI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGE

Aug. 9. 2021

Enbridge is funding police who have violently responded to protests of its Line 3 pipeline.

A Canadian Oil company has given Minnesota law enforcement $2 million to fund the policing of protests against construction of its pipeline, Motherboard has learned.

15/08/21
Author: 
Steve D'Arcy
Delegates at an IPCC working group meeting in 2013

Aug 10 2021

The root economic causes of the climate crisis appear nowhere in the report, but must be at the centre of movements’ efforts

The backdrop for the latest climate report from the United Nations has been a series of terrifying reminders of the unfolding crisis.

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