Barry Saxifrage

Barry Saxifrage researches, charts and writes about the latest climate change information for the Vancouver Observer and other publications. Much of his work can be found on his website, Visual Carbon.



Are Canada's emissions too small to matter, or too big to ignore? Take a look

We Canadians are failing to live up to our climate promises. Does it matter? Here's a chart to help you decide.
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Canada's climate success within reach if the tar sands do their fair share

Barry Saxifrage's previous article detailed just how far Canada is falling behind the US in the climate fight. This article explores how Canadians can get back on track. In the run up to the global...
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Pandora's box: dire warnings from world's best climate science

"Widespread" and "unprecedented" changes are already upon us. Failure to act will bring an ever-growing host of miseries.
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USA and Europe lead climate fight, while Canada adrift without a plan

Canada, USA and the EU28 all make the world "top ten climate polluters" list. But how do they compare when it comes to doing something about it?

Paris vs. Copenhagen: global majority now committed to climate action

Copenhagen 2009 ended in failure. The global climate commitment has grown dramatically, but will it be enough heading into Paris 2015? Here's the new landscape.

"Carbon tsunami" lead by Enbridge Northern Gateway takes aim at BC

A flood of mega-carbon projects threaten to quickly turn British Columbia into one of the world's dirtiest economies.

Car Carbon series: cool new animation, plus the jaw-dropping impact it left out

What weighs sixteen billion pounds yet hides in plain sight?

Climate change fuels both California's record drought and "polar vortex" storms

How bad is it? Take a look at the satellite images that rattled even the White House…

Obama's Keystone XL delay forces Harper into the "choose first" hot seat

Sudden role reversal leaves Obama watching and Harper in the lose-lose hot seat. Maybe that was the plan all along…