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Adventure in the melting Arctic: Vancouver-based team to row the Northwest Passage
At the Tuesday race at Deep Cove, the team rowed about 11 km/hour. In the Arctic, they could average about 3 km/hour. They will row 24/7 through the endless days, probably in four hour shifts.
May 30th, 2013
Port of Metro Vancouver breaks promise to youth
Last February, the Port of Metro Vancouver promised Kids for Climate Action a forum for a full debate on the Surrey-Fraser coal terminal proposal. Did they deliver?
May 23rd, 2013
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
Forget the tech bubble, the carbon bubble could cost trillions
Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel...
Apr 24th, 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
Climate changes before I retire
This is no longer about the pollution and climate you’re leaving your children. This is about the choices we face today and the consequences for our planet’s liveability before I retire.
Mar 22nd, 2013
What’s in a standard deviation?
We are causing changes to happen so quickly in the earth’s atmosphere that something that would have taken over 11,000 years has just happened in the last 100.
Mar 20th, 2013