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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.

Alberta to cause three-quarters of Canada's climate failure

When it comes to fighting climate change, Alberta talks a good story but delivers only climate failure for Canada.

WTF? We just experienced 4,000 years of global warming in two decades

Fossil fuel pollution shatters 1,100 decades of climate calm.

New York Times urges "no" to Keystone XL. Joe Oliver and Globe & Mail respond with climate fiction.

The New York Times editorial board recently called on President Obama to say "no" to Keystone XL. Here are some excerpts: He should say no, and for one overriding reason: A president who has...

Keystone XL pipeline not needed: US State Dept. report

The new report makes it easier for Obama to say "no," by demolishing the main arguments in favour of the controversial oil sands pipeline.

Russian meteor explosion vs climate change

Which packs a bigger punch: a 40 tonne meteor or our invisible CO2 emissions?

Peak Oil solved, but climate will fry: BP report

BP's new report claims our "most likely" future is a climate disaster packed with lots more oil, coal and methane burning.

Part 2: Bark beetles threatening more than just lodgepole pines

Our dead lodgepole pines are just the first course…

Climate failure from Kyoto to Doha in one simple chart

Everything you need to know about 18 years of UN climate conferences in one chart.

Part 1: Bark beetle just getting started on a continent-wide rampage

A tiny gem of a book reveals how humans are handing over our forests to unstoppable hordes of "Insatiable Bark Beetles".

Startling animation reveals New York City's carbon footprint

Wait until you see a year's worth...