Articles Tagged ‘Environment’

  • Six Ways Climate Change Is Getting Personal in the Prairies


    Climate change is hitting home across Canada’s Prairies, whether you ski, skate, ranch, mill timber, or insure people whacked by weird weather. Scientists say a shift in weather patterns is accelerating due to greenhouse gas emissions from humans burning carbon. It’s already affecting lives in the region.

  • Seven Ways Climate Change Is Getting Personal in Ontario


    Climate change is hitting home across Ontario, whether you love hiking, skating, swimming, or sipping a craft wine from the Niagara region’s vineyards. It’s affecting jobs, too, including in tourism, shipping and energy sectors. Here are seven ways climate change is getting personal in the province.

  • Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War

    Canadian Politics

    Lest we forget, the tar sands fuel war and the phrase ‘never again’ requires a deeper look at the historical development of the tar sands. Since the creation of the first tar sands operations, the nation-state of Canada viewed bitumen as part of its military strategy.

  • Anyone but Harper might not be enough to tackle climate change

    Canadian Politics

    In that speech in 2013, Trudeau tried out a line that he has repeated time and time again over the past two years. He said that “governments may be able to issue permits, but only communities can grant permission.” My question is – will Justin Trudeau be true to his own words? The answer, I think, depends on if we do what it takes to hold him accountable.

  • What Your New Liberal Majority Government Means for the Climate

    Canadian Politics

    Before the fun gets away with us, let’s do a quick reality check for what the Liberal Party and incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been promising all y’all on some important topics: climate, environment, science and transparency.

  • In Ecuador, Fight for Mankind; In Greece, Fight for Greece!

    Social Movements

    And so, while Greece votes on its financial future, Ecuador is facing one of the most vicious subversions in its history. It is facing it alone. It appears that everyone from non-Latin American left who matters is now in Athens. As far as I know, there are no solidarity ‘delegates’ descending on Quito!

  • China Helps Pave the Road to Paris with Ambitious Climate Pledge


    Shifts like these are more than a laundry list, according to China’s INDC. They are a fundamentally new policy, one of “transforming the economic development pattern, constructing ecological civilization and holding to a green, low-carbon and recycled development path.”

  • Why I’m sitting in for climate action


    In October, our generation will head to the polls. While politicians bank on our supposed apathy, we will turn up en masse to vote for this future we believe in. We will remember the moments when climate change touched our own communities, and, this time, we will cast our ballots for real climate leadership.

  • 350 Responds to Canada’s G7 Commitments


    Our movement isn’t leaving this to the whims of Stephen Harper and other G7 leaders— which is why this July, we’re bringing together thousands of people across the country to demand more from those in power, and show that people in Canada want a swift and just transition away from fossil fuels and onto renewable energy.

  • Write2Know: Amplifying the Silences of Muzzled Scientists and Performing Participatory Democracy


    At first I imagined this action as an absurdist form of performance art: by sending out a massive call to federal scientists, participants would be forced to collectively confront the injustices of this muzzling. How could we make scientists’ silences as loud as possible? How could we map imposed ignorance in Canada today?

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