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Arctic "death spiral" leaves climate scientists shocked and worried
A "global disaster" is unfolding rapidly in the Arctic as melting sea ice kick starts global warming feedback loops.
Sep 19th, 2012
Global warming tragedy: Fraser River salmon dying as climate change heats up waters
Our CO2 has warmed the Fraser and altered its flows. Salmon are dying. Experts predict brutal conditions unless global warming is stopped.
Jun 26th, 2012
Alberta's oilsands pipelines promise massive non-stop brand-Canada carbon spills
To stay in business, Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline will require a continuous, multi-decade, carbon spill many times larger than BC's current emissions.
Jun 21st, 2012
Climate change results in rainier Vancouver spring
With the city's increasingly rainy climate, buying bigger umbrellas is the least of peoples' worries.
Jun 16th, 2012
While Harper dithers, provincial CO2 imbalance problem burns
When it comes to doing something about the climate crisis, Canada has developed an unstable split personality while Stephen Harper dithers.
Jun 11th, 2012
Climate change stunner: USA leads world in CO2 cuts since 2006
Climate pollution per American has fallen to levels not seen for half a century. What's going on?
Jun 2nd, 2012
Climate change giving birth to new cohort of carbon victims: "Generation Hot"
If you‘re under 30 you’ve never seen a cooler-than-normal year on Earth. The latest science shows heat is on and lots more is “locked in”.
May 24th, 2012
Global warming increasing by 400,000 atomic bombs every day
We are hitting an extreme weather tipping point. How much has Canada fueled it? Vancouver? Kitsilano?
May 14th, 2012
Earth Day no deterrent to Canada’s drive for more dirty fossil fuels
What changes in Canada’s climate pollutions have occurred since the first Earth Day 42 years ago?
Apr 20th, 2012
Metro Vancouver has dirtier transportation than France
Densely populated Metro Vancouver has dirtier transportation than France. More than density is at play in Canadian high-carbon transportation.
Apr 18th, 2012