Climate Change

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and oil sands pollution

Harper government reacts to NASA's "hottest year on record" statement

Environment Minister's office defends the Harper government's record on fighting climate change, while slamming the Liberals' and NDP's "job-killing carbon tax."
NASA NOAA 2014 hottest on record - NASA image

NASA confirms 2014 hottest on record

"It’s amazing how we continue to see more and more 'hottest years'," says Sierra Club of Canada's John Bennett
BC has cut fossil fuel use and maintained a strong economy

Canadians are ready for carbon pricing, politicians not so much: experts

Politicians remember all too well the lambasting Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion took in 2008 when he proposed a carbon price. But evidence shows that times have changed, and so has Canada.
Obama high five with kid

Open letter to President Obama: please veto the Keystone XL pipeline -- for future generations

There is no reason to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go through, and there are many reasons to not. Vetoing it will be a gesture of support for future generations

President Obama the last hurdle stopping Keystone XL

All eyes are on U.S. President Barack Obama, now that the Republican-dominatedHouse of Representatives voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.   And in a split...
Suncor mine in oil sands. Photo by Andrew S. Wright

Tar sands make international headlines again, for all the wrong reasons: op-ed

Canada has made international headlines again—and again for all the wrong reasons. It's a pattern that's becoming disconcertingly familiar. A study published on January 8 in the prestigious...
Naomi Klein photo by Ed Kashi

Naomi Klein on fracking, Indigenous rights and Canada's federal election

Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything, synthesizes much that environmentalists have been warning about the social, environmental, political consequences of climate change. Her thesis...
Photo by G. Couch

"The New Creation Story" by Andrew Beath a powerful read on ecological consciousness

A dense, information-rich book, Andrew Beath's The New Creation Story is well worth reading for people who are interested in the large scale shift that civilization is undergoing today as a...

Who exactly is crazy here, Mr. Harper?

Here in Lima, Peru at the United Nations climate change talks, I am watching negotiators from impacted countries like the Philippines working earnestly on a new agreement to reduce global climate...
Doctors See Health and Hope in Burnaby Mountain Protests

Doctors see health and hope in Burnaby Mountain protests

Remarkably, our patients have recently been putting on a clinic on climate and community health in the most unlikely of locations-- up Burnaby Mountain.