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Climate Snapshot


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.

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.

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.

Climate change results in rainier Vancouver spring

With the city's increasingly rainy climate, buying bigger umbrellas is the least of peoples' worries.

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.

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?

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”.

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?

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?

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.
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