Climate Change

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
Prime Minister Harper at the G7 Summit. CP Photo

Energy experts take issue with Harper's G7 carbon pledge

Environmental academics question the value of Harper's commitment to go carbon-free after years of federal climate change failures.

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.
Royal Dutch Shell, Seattle, offshore drilling, Public opposition, Climate change

Despite protests, City of Seattle action, Royal Dutch Shell says drill rig work to continue

SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil...
Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq - CP Photo

Ottawa alters climate targets, but protects oil sands

The federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a plan to cut greenhouse gases that does not include actions against the oil sands —the largest source of Canada's climate warming...
National Observer, Climate change, Barry Saxifrage, Road to Paris

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...

Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries

 Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....
Climate change, Paris 2015, Copenhagen 2009,

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?
Energy, Alternative energy, Fossil fuel markets, green energy, Climate change

21st century cage match: cleantech bulls vs. climate bears

Techno-optimists believe innovation can push through any limit — when one thing gets scarce, we’ll replace it with something else. Eco-pessimists point to the unforgiving math of a growing economy (...
Climate change, Road to Paris, Climate change conference, Beyond governments

Beyond governments: saving ourselves from climate change

In part two of his "Road To Paris" series leading up to the Paris 2015 climate summit, Barry Saxifrage tracks the amazing surge in climate leadership— from the Pope's call for global action to even...