It’s real, it’s happening, and it’s coming soon to an Arctic melt near you! Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars Forecast temperatures are so extreme that the Bureau of Meteorology has had to add a new colour to…
Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office on Monday for his second term as President of the Unites States. Throughout his historic Inaugural Address, Obama repudiated the right-wing agenda. He urged Americans to cooperate on immigration reform, c…
If we as a planet are going to avoid passing over the two-degree threshold of runaway climate change, we are going to have to start rationing greenhouse gas emissions. Efficiency gains in transportation will inevitably need to be part of that project. …
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally in Washington D.C., Sunday, Feb 17, according the Sierra Club, one of the organizations leading and supporting the event. The details: What: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve and popular NY turntablist DJ Kalkutta will perform at the Forward on READ MORE
There’s a suspicious situation uncovered at the UofR, by CBC. IPAC, the CO(2) CCS project was audited, and there were apparent conflicts of interest in how some of the money was spent. The report stopped short of saying there was crime, but implied there was the possibility of it. Only last week I saw a [...]
By: Canadian Auto Workers Union | Press Release PORT ELGIN, ON – A CAW owned and operated wind turbine started operating today generating clean wind energy to the electrical grid in Port Elgin, Ontario. “This is an important day as the start-up of this wind turbine marks an environmental milestone for our union [...]
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The federal government recently pulled out of an important global treaty: the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. It’s aimed at fighting drought, a problem that affects almost 30 per cent of Earth’s land surface and threatens the well-being of more than a billion people worldwide, including in our Prairie provinces.
Every year, the cumulative effects of overgrazing, over-cultivation, deforestation, poor irrigation and increasing extreme weather events – including those that cause drought – permanently degrade close to 10 million hectares of land. This has led to a creeping loss of places where food can easily be grown.
With the release today of the NDP’s fiscal plan in advance of the May 14 election here in British Columbia, we are now finally able to assess where the major parties — Liberals, New Democrats, Greens, and Conservatives — stand on the province’s carbon tax. In my opinion, there are four primary questions by which their respective carbon tax proposals are to be judged:
Will the tax be raised? Will the tax base be expanded? Will the tax remain revenue neutral? Will equity concerns be addressed, and how?
This is not to say that these four criteria are the only ones in carbon tax policy, but I believe they are the most important.
First off, the only thing that needs to be said about the Conservative position is that the party opposes the carbon tax and plans to eliminate it in the unlikely event that it forms government. A similar . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Party Positions on BC’s Carbon Tax
Happy Earth Day!
It’s the final day of Earth Week, and after all the discussions and coverage, I think we’ve learned that Earth Week extends beyond the direct eco-friendly and environmental concerns associated with it to all issues that impact o…
Apparently an awful lot of Americans have embraced “End Times Theology”. As they see it, the world is ending soon anyway so there’s no point worrying about trivialities like climate change.
A study by David Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David Bearce of the University of Colorado concludes there is simply too much resistance to hope for effective action by Congress to deal with climate change.
“[T]he fact that such an overwhelming percentage of Republican citizens profess a belief in the Second Coming (76 percent in 2006, according to our sample) suggests that governmental attempts to (Read more…)
It’s like a really bad horror movie.
One that could only happen in Harperland, where madness reigns, and the Big Lie RULES.
A B-movie where Thomas Mulcair gets swarmed by a small army of Con oil pimps, for warning the Americans the pimps are trying to scam them.
An oped of mine was published by the Vancouver Sun today: What’s next for BC’s carbon tax? Marc Lee Climate change forced its way onto the political agenda in 2012, as Hurricane Sandy ripped through the northeast United Stages just days before the election. And while action remains frustratingly slow, extreme weather disasters in the [...]
* Chief Theresa Spence has ended her hunger strike today. Here is the press release issued by her and her supporters: * Daniel Wilson reflects on the legacy of Chief Spence’s hunger strike today on Rabble.ca: We can help give success a chance, as…
48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline. Julian Bond, Bill McKibben, Michael Brune, and others arrested in front of White House in call for action on climate. By Sierra Club | Feb. 13, 2013: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders READ MORE
It’s not a couple of low-lying islands about to sink under a risking sea. It is the 7th-most populous country in Asia, 12th in the world.Its 92-million people are scattered throughout the 7,100 islands that make up their country and cover 300,000 sq.kms. And, right now, they’re reeling from the savage impacts of climate change. The Philippines may have become the poster child for global warming.
The Philippines experiences an average of 20 typhoons a year (including three super-typhoons) plus numerous incidents of flooding, drought, earthquakes and tremors and occasional volcanic eruptions, making it one the most naturally disaster-prone countries in the world.
But more disturbing than [Typhoon] Bopha’s size was the fact that it appeared to reflect rapidly deteriorating climatic trends.The five most devastating typhoons recorded in the Philippines have occurred since 1990, affecting 23 million people. Four of the costliest typhoons anywhere occurred in same period, according . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Climate Change Petri Dish
Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources Tim McMillan has seen fit to respond to last week’s column on Keystone XL and its connection to climate policy. But it’s well worth noting that McMillan’s argument looks to fall short on a few fronts.Let’s …
Below is the summary for our latest Climate Justice Project report, Closing the Loop: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Creating Green Jobs through Zero Waste in BC (I recommend checking the much prettier full paper, stand-alone summary, and awesome infographic by Sam Bradd on the website). Closing the Loop was a complex and challenging project that made my head spin, [...]