Consumption Policy Desk

Taking on the real environmental issue of our time, because nobody else will. Canada is at a crossroads, a period in which we must decide whether we want to take a balanced and measured approach…

Don’t Call Me a Pessimist on Climate. I…

To see our fate clearly, we must face these hard facts about energy, growth and governance. (Part one of two) William E. Rees Yesterday | TheTyee.ca William E. Rees is professor emeritus of human ecology and ecological economics…

First World Kids Sue Governments Over Climate Change

Some Self Awareness, Please... In the past few weeks we've seen our World's emboldened youth being guided by their adult climate fighting mentors to sue their governments for causing the impending climate crisis doom they…

2C beyond the limit

Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors By Steven Mufson, Washington Post   DOHA, Qatar — It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air…

Can Business Tread More Lightly on the Planet

The stuff paradox... (Shumpeter, The Economist) Almost 50 years before Extinction Rebellion, a British-born protest movement, exported its brand of climate activism to the world, young Americans did so on Earth Day, April 22nd 1970.…

BC Premier Horgan Picks his Carbon

Deal on wood pellets to Japan to help B.C.'s struggling forest industry VANCOUVER — A British Columbia company has signed an agreement to provide 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets to fuel a biomass power generation…

Scrubbing the oil sands’ record

Canada’s bitumen giants say their crude has become less carbon-intensive than the average. How do their claims hold up? Jason Markusoff, Macleans This summer, with an election call in the offing and the debate over…