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EARTHx: Empowering People for Our Planet and Our Future
As a physician for nearly 40 years, Pender Islander Dr. Peter Carter did his best to save lives and help heal thousands of patients. But it wasn’t until he retired and became a full-time climate...
Jun 30th, 2016
Province slammed from Sea to Sky over 'rubber stamp' of LNG
One B.C. citizen is infuriated at the province's rubber-stamping liquefied natural gas projects - and a warped environmental assessment process.
Oct 26th, 2015
Fossil fuels bite the dust as demand nosedives
Conventional fossil fuel industry predictions fail to see accelerating moves towards full decarbonisation of the global economy.
Oct 23rd, 2015
Energy experts take issue with Harper's G7 carbon pledge
Environmental academics question the value of Harper's commitment to go carbon-free after years of federal climate change failures.
Jun 9th, 2015
Failure not an option for climate movement
Saying the climate movement is a failure and we should give up is not an option.
Mar 5th, 2014
Facing the consequences of inaction on climate change
We have a choice. Our future does not need to be fuelled by fossil fuels and ravaged by drought, disease, storms and famine.
Aug 30th, 2013
You can’t negotiate with physics
Bickering over whether we should be preparing for 3C or 4C of warming is like fighting over what size bucket to fight the fire with while the house burns down – it’s missing the point.
Jun 28th, 2013
Australian Climate Commission states the obvious: fossil fuels must remain in the ground
What kills more people in Australia – crocodiles or heatwaves? If you said death by heatwave, you’re correct.
Jun 18th, 2013
Vegetarianism and climate change
We can no longer keep asking people to do the right thing which doesn’t work anyway. We need to harness the power of market forces through carbon prices.
Jun 6th, 2013
Who counts the emissions when you export them?
According to a report released last week by the Sightline Institute, the Pacific Northwest is poised to become a major global carbon export hub for coal, tar sands oil and natural gas.
May 22nd, 2013