Articles Tagged ‘Climate Change’

  • Sketching The Fight: Bill McKibben On How To Save The Planet

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    “There is a fight underway, and it is the great fight of our time,” he says. “The arc of the physical universe is short, and it bends towards heat. If we don’t win soon, we do not win. So that’s why the urgency is so deep. That’s why people are doing things that no-one should have to do.”

  • After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

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    The Paris climate accords were strong on aspirations to keep the world below 2C temperature rise but very weak on delivery. Despite Trudeau’s claims that Canada is back, Ottawa has stuck with Stephen Harper’s pathetic climate targets. To meet its commitments, each country must find its own unique road map. Canada doesn’t have one.

  • Build a dozen pipelines, Alberta. It won’t help

    Canadian Politics

    Alberta needs to figure out how to make the most of the infrastructure it has in place. Money spent on a pipeline right now would be money wasted. But Notley can’t say that aloud — not while also delivering the bad news on her province’s finances and fighting back against the implications of the so-called Leap Manifesto.

  • An evening with Naomi Klein in Winnipeg

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    Award-winning Canadian author Naomi Klein spoke on climate and economic justice at Knox United Church. The event was hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office. Audio by Bryan Harder. Video recorded by Paul S. Graham.

  • Putting climate solutions in formaldehyde: A challenge to the climate movement

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    This very different kind of economy based on providing for everyone’s basic needs and protecting people from life-threatening impoverishment can draw on previous work that calls for a liveable international guaranteed income. There is enough wealth to expeditiously bail out banks and launch wars – without a “transition”.

  • Carbon prices: an opportunity for combining sane climate policy with social justice

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    If measures are taken so that the majority of Canadians experience an overall improvement in their standard of living - while simultaneously being economically pushed towards lower carbon consumption - then there would be real pressure to boost the price of carbon even further and to get on with the transition. Time is running out.

  • A blueprint for Canada’s energy policy

    When Ralph Nader called Gordon Laxer’s book After the Sands “a myth-destroying blockbuster” it couldn’t have been better put. This is a long-overdue insightful analysis of not only Canada’s oil and gas industry, but also the economic and political framework within which it operates.

  • How to Change Everything

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    There is a lot of work to do. And so everyone on the Left should read This Changes Everything, argue about it, and take seriously its injunction to think through the implications of climate change for our programs and projects.

  • Renewables Steal Thunder From COP21

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    Still, at the end of the day COP21 may not make much difference. After all, renewable energy is not waiting for COP21 to nudge people to go green. Renewables have already, for some time now, been on a tear, bustling ahead as if COP21 never counts.

  • Paris climate talks: analysis of the final agreement

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    So what next? Let’s be clear: good politicians will use Paris to boost action at home, but Paris risks allowing bad politicians the space to go home, get some good publicity, and then do nothing. Investors and businesses will be looking out for what politicians do next.

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