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 change brings extra half foot of rain to Vancouver

An extra half foot of rain is now falling on Vancouver as our climate changes rapidly. Lots more change is already “in the pipeline.”

Global warming means even more rain in January for Vancouver

January weather is changing in Vancouver. If you’ve been hoping that climate change would bring us lots more rain, you’re in luck.

Enbridge oilsands pipeline's economic damage could exceed $100 billion

Enbridge’s proposed BC pipeline would unleash billion of tonnes of CO2 into our destabilizing climate. Resulting economic damages from the climate pollution could be hundreds of billions of dollars.

All the oil pumped down Enbridge's North B.C. pipeline will be spilled

Every gallon of tar sands crude that Enbridge wants to pump down its proposed BC pipeline will be effectively spilled -- into the atmosphere.

Vancouver’s 100-mile carbon hot spots

The efforts of Vancouverites to cut climate pollution are being wiped out a hundred times over by a handful of local carbon rogues.

Good news climate stories of 2011

This past year saw several bright spots emerge in humanity’s ongoing battle to prevent climate chaos. Is the tide starting to turn?

Climate “catastrophe” of 6C dead ahead: IEA

“The world is perfectly on track for a six-degree Celsius increase in temperature. Everybody, even the schoolchildren, knows this is a catastrophe for all of us.” Actually, it's worse than that.

Big oil's aggressive plan to run more pipelines through Super Natural B.C.

The tar sands industry wants lots more pipelines and BC is targeted for at least the next three.

Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy

A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.