Climate Change

Natural disasters and the threat to our outdoor lives

I was born and raised in France’s Pyrenees and made my life around the mountains, thus my move to British-Columbia. As the province announced an investigation into B.C.’s 2017 wildfires, I came...

Canada and climate change: Are sustainable cities for the rich?

Canada is slumping into an unresolved crisis. To housing affordability, household debt, job precariousness and income inequality, we add climate change. Earlier this month, the United Nation's ...

Archaeologists define their role in climate change: Not Just an ecological problem but a social one, new research paper says

A large international network of archaeologists announced today that “the past will be key to understanding the future of climate change,” in a new research paper published from an emerging field...
BC NDP Leader, John Horgan

John Horgan: Where I stand on climate change

BC NDP Leader John Horgan delivered a speech on climate change at the speaker series, Thinking Big About BC at SFU Centre for Dialogue on Jan. 23, 2017.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, health, and climate change: time to listen to your doctor

“When we think of health we often think of hospitals and the healthcare system—but increasingly, the social and ecological determinants of health are recognized to have much greater impact on overall...
dolphin, Victoria, Seattle, climate change, Salish Sea, Short-beaked

Climate change could be responsible for this dolphin-sighting near Victoria

According to experts, this species of dolphin rarely ventures north of California.
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Upcoming Hollyhock workshop: Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories May 22-27

Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories: If you have always wanted to write, start now. You don't know what you can do until you jump in.

Connecting the dots on the Fort McMurray catastrophe

My sincere condolences go to the tens of thousands of people so profoundly affected by the fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. I do not ever recall such a large population evacuated due to...

We're almost there: 94% funded by 628 backers! Back our reports from the Race Against Climate Change today.

Thanks to readers, National Observer has now raised 94 per cent of its $60,000 goal on Kickstarter for one year of in-depth reporting on climate. If we reach our goal, that means more...

Climate change: Aboriginal leaders tell Trudeau they want seat at the table

VANCOUVER — Indigenous leaders told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers Wednesday that they want a role in developing climate change policy. "It's like we're standing at the doorway," said...