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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 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.

England's "expensive gas" saves money

The British, French and Germans tax their gasoline 80 cents more per litre than we do. Are they crazy?

The high cost of BC’s cheap gas

British gas costs $2.13 per liter. Yet British Columbians fork out twice as much to buy gas every year. What’s up with that?

Tar sands vs. entire nations

Which is larger: potential tar sands emissions or all the past emissions from China? From India? From 150 nations combined? New chart says...

Confused by the tar sands climate threat? Take a look.

Carbon bomb? This new graphic lets you decide.

Freezing to death in a warming climate: yellow-cedars in trouble

For decades a mysterious force has been decimating our iconic yellow-cedars. The culprit turns out to be global warming stealing their winter blankets.