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Barry Saxifrage

Barry Saxifrage researches, charts and writes about the latest climate change information for the Vancouver Observer and other publications. Much of his work can be found on his website, Visual Carbon.

Climate pollution: 140 nations vs Alberta's tar sands

Which one has the bigger climate impact…and for how long?

Collapsing share prices of US coal hold warning for BC and Alberta carbon bubbles

As carbon bubbles start to pop investors losing billions...

Philippines link devastating Super Typhoons to climate change; pleas for world to end the "madness"

"Anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare them pay a visit to the Philippines right now" -- Philippines climate negotiator

One simple chart explains climate failure from Kyoto to Warsaw

After 18 years of total failure to slow the climate crisis the world's nations head to pro-coal Poland for round 19…

Who is winning the race to low-carbon prosperity?

Big CO2 cuts are coming and some economies are totally unprepared.

Tar Secret #5: CO2 per barrel of bitumen going up quickly

Environment Canada data reveals an industry dash to the most climate polluting method.

America delivers climate hope, again. US CO2 fell 3.8% last year

USA's continuing climate success is a growing threat to tar sands expansion plans.

Tar Secret #3: Alberta exempts 96% of climate pollution from carbon fees or climate action

Three charts show huge provincial and national climate failure that is resulting from such weak policies.