Climate Change

 Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at UN Climate Summit with her husband and daughter

A Marshallese mother's powerful poem to her daughter moves people to tears at UN Climate Summit

Marshall Islands native Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner recited a poem in the form of a message to her infant daughter that won a standing ovation at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York.  An official U.N....
Leonardo DiCaprio at UN Climate summit

Leonardo DiCaprio tells leaders at UN to make history or be vilified by it: full text of speech

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who marched with Canada's Indigenous leaders at the Peoples' Climate March in New York, gave a powerful speech at the UN Climate Summit.  Speaking as a "...
Photo of Flood Wall Street protests

BREAKING: rebirth of Occupy movement floods Wall Street to protest climate change

Thousands have descended on Wall Street to demand responsibility for corporations' role in global warming.

"This is what democracy looks like": 400,000 people hit the street for Peoples Climate March in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,  British primatologist Jane Goodall, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Naomi Klein were among 400,000 people who marched through New York City for the...
Photo of tree tree pest killing forests

Climate change devouring forest at alarming rate

A forest pest is doubling in size each year, expanding beyond its historic range and threatening to spread across the vast boreal forest, but it’s not the British Columbia mountain pine beetle.

Canadians get ready for historic environmental mobilization

Hundreds of Canadians will join tens of thousands of people in the streets of New York City next weekend for one of the largest climate change mobilizations in history. Renewable energy advocates of...
Swimming and climate change meet again

The Big Swim: Book titles, covers and more big swimming

The summer’s poetry lay in deciding on a cover and title for my climate book The Big Swim while planning a new “big swim” to raise money for a climate adaptation project.
Susan Ellard

Kelowna oncologist wants an energy strategy for Canada based on reality of climate change

Susan Ellard has explored the issues surrounding climate change and found a difference between what you know... and what you think you know.
Endurance sports: Swimming, writing and getting published

Negotiating a book contract: free books and a pony

These articles on getting published are intended to encourage you with YOUR book by taking you through my ups and downs as a first time author.

Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.