Global warming

Western Climate Initiative offers hope despite federal government paralysis

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) takes the stage after the Canadian and US governments fumble (again) on climate stability. BC puts a good face on its natural gas and forestry industries, but whic

Hottest year broils an unprecedented 18 nations

Earth just sweltered through the hottest 12 months ever recorded by humans. Along the way an unprecedented 18 nations suffered their hottest day in history. One of these broke the record for the entir

USA Midwest ripped by record storm

The strongest storm ever recorded in the USA heartland swept through Tuesday. The continent-spanning storm system spawned tornadoes, violent thunderstorms and drenching rains. The pressure plunged to...

Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Discipline

“We are as gods and HAVE to get good at it.” Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, who, in the late 1960’s successfully provoked NASA to publish the first photo of Earth from space,...

Apps for Climate Change: Get Your Vote On!

Find out how many flushes you can take with rainwater from your roof and other fascinating climate data thanks to the B.C. government's Apps for Climate Action contest.

Cooking up a dead planet

The average Canadian or American unleashes an inferno of climate heat equal to the searing blast of heat coming off an 8,000-barrel-a-day oil fire. That isn’t hyperbole or a misprint. That really is...

Breathing B.C. wildfires

What it's like to breath the wildfires, where to find them, and a few more reasons to appreciate everything we have...

Record-breaking temperatures in Asia lead to death and climate instability

Only two places on earth have ever been hotter than Asia is today. One is Death Valley.

Nashville under water

Many lifetimes ago, I lived in Nashville, Tennessee. I was 21 when I arrived in the city, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, eager to start my first job at The Tennessean newspaper. These...