Global warming

Some Filipinos blame politics and industry for monster typhoon

As the world turns its eyes on the Philippines after the worst recorded typhoon in history ravaged through the country, Filipinos are pointing fingers at the Harper government for creating the...

Will Harper straighten up at the climate table?

With another round of international climate negotiations opening this week in Warsaw, Poland, and a new poll finding Canadians wanting leadership on the issue, Stephen Harper and his Conservative...

Big Bucks for Foreign Oil or a Safe & Stable Future for Canada?

Just this morning, BC Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Allison Redford have announced that they have penned a deal to ram a pipeline from Northern Alberta's oil sands fields to the...

New Study: Kochs Could Make $100 Billion on Keystone XL Pipeline Deal

A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U.S...

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.

Climate change altering jet stream, causing storms to "get stuck"

There’s something really interesting happening with the jet stream right now.

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.

In Canada, insurance companies becoming climate stability allies

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, established by Canadian Insurance companies, assessed climate risks for the Insurance Bureau of Canada in a report titled Telling the Weather Story.

International Energy Agency warns pension funds about “unburnable carbon”

The IEA asked pension funds to look at the risk from overvalued fossil fuel stocks.

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.