Climate change

Posted on December 05, 2014

New Compact of States and Regions launches emissions reporting for sub-national governments

Signing ceremony on Tuesday, December 9 at 1pm in Lima, Peru

Leading sub-national governments from around the world are stepping up their efforts to address climate change by joining a new Compact of States and Regions. As signatories to the Compact, they will commit to providing an annual account of their greenhouse gas emission targets and reporting progress towards these targets.

Posted on December 02, 2014

No Carbon Nation – pathways to sustainable energy

Vancouver, British Columbia - The conceptual framework for climate action is straightforward and applies to all jurisdictions around the world. However, in order to coordinate effective action, and gain political support for it, it’s important that people everywhere be clear on that framework. This is one of the main ideas behind No Carbon Nation: pathways to sustainable energy, an independent documentary released on the internet today.

Posted on September 24, 2014

Protestors at the Climate March in NYC, 2014 holding 'stop tar sands' signs.I went to the people's climate march in New York last week to experience something bigger than anything possible in Cowichan - 300,000 people in the biggest march in history for action on climate change.

Posted on September 21, 2014

Activists from across the United States and Canada come together to call for a moratorium on dangerous, polluting tar sands expansion projects

Posted on September 13, 2014

As coal-fired plants have vanished from its landscape, renewable energy has taken off in a big way in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province.

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Posted on July 24, 2014

Conservation Groups Call on UK to Take Swift Action to Stop Destruction of Forests in the Southern US

Posted on July 14, 2014

Part one of two

This may come as a shock, but only 55 million years ago, our planet had no polar ice caps; in fact, it nearly became a steamy, runaway greenhouse world, with CO2 levels exceeding 2,500 ppm. Then, all of a sudden, something intervened, causing a shift.

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Posted on July 02, 2014

Atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gas, which helps drive global warming, haven’t been this high in somewhere between 800,000 and 15 million years

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Posted on June 16, 2014

In a recent speech, environmental journalist George Monbiot argues that opposition to the central drivers of climate change (neoliberal economic policies being the key) is consistently neutralized by environmentalists themselves.

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Posted on June 16, 2014

"A game changer" is how climate scientist Dr Malte Meinshausen describes newly published research that West Antarctic glaciers have passed a tipping point much earlier than expected and their disintegration is now "unstoppable" at just the current level of global warming.

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