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We don’t need to care about the environment
You don't actually need to like trees to realise they provide vital services to help us survive.
May 16th, 2013
Polluting the three most important things in life
I’m visiting China for the first time this week, and the scale of the pollution has really shocked me.
Apr 25th, 2013
Post Carbon Pathways: how to dodge a climate change bullet
We know what we need to do to solve climate change. This report launched last week aims to start building a pathway to get there.
Apr 21st, 2013
Dealing with climate change denial, Australian-style
What happens when a climate denier starts trying to shout his point at an Australian climate report launch?
Apr 21st, 2013
Crash Diets and Carbon Detoxes: Irreversible Climate Change
Much of the changes humans are causing in our atmosphere today will be largely irreversible for the rest of the millennium.
Mar 26th, 2013
Electricity: you don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone
As the climate crisis nears, if cities haven’t diversified and decentralised the electricity grid, we could end up with serious disruptions to our lives and our livelihoods.
Mar 8th, 2013
Thirteen arrested blocking BNSF coal train in White Rock
Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Mark Jaccard was among those arrested for blocking a coal train in White Rock.
May 5th, 2012
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...
Mar 12th, 2012
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.
Jan 16th, 2012
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.
Nov 29th, 2011