Global warming

BC coal destabilizes our climate more than 126 nations

Nations as diverse as Sweden, Ireland, Morocco, Bangladesh, and Peru emit less climate pollution than BC coal. In fact, 54 nations…

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...

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...

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.

What Canada can learn from America's problems

I recently came across a powerful presentation on coping with the problems facing the United States by the widely respected Daniel Yankelovich. For 30 years he has been a leading interpreter of...

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?

Overheating Canada helps freeze Europe

Canada is an overheating hotspot in the midst of the hottest year and hottest November ever recorded. Our dramatic warming is helping bury Europe in a deep-freeze.