Climate Change

McKibben tells Vancouverites: Help Close the Tar Sands

As part of a free public lecture series, The Vancouver Institute hosted Bill McKibben last weekend. McKibben has been called "the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe and "the...

The BIG GRAB series: Alberta's oil sands play dirty

The Alberta oil sands are grabbing huge chunks of Canada's limited CO2 allotment away from other businesses and families, forcing these Canadians to make much bigger and more costly cuts in the next...

Christy Clark and the carbon tax

During her campaign, Clark told voters that she supports the Campbell government's climate policies. How will she follow through?

Which candidate for premier best represents BC citizens on climate?

Saturday, BC Liberals pick our next premier. Into the fray drops a new poll showing huge support in BC and across Canada for stronger climate action. Here is how the candidates stack up...

Why biodiversity matters

Climate change may be getting all the press, but other pressing matters remain at hand.

Are the tar sands "too big to fail"?

Are Canada's tar sands, like America's Wall Street banks, so essential to the nation that we just have to put up with whatever damages they inflict on us?

Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does compassion play in solving it in time?

Beware the prophecy of the dead cow

The animals are dying! Praise Jesus.

Young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future

At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.

UK’s icy misery: unlucky or self-inflicted?

Arctic air is streaming into the UK, causing one of the most chaotic starts to winter in a century. Is it random twitching of the weather? Or have they helped bring it on?