A warming world

The climate issue  Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly (The Economist, Ed Hawkins) 'This special issue of The Economist is not all about the carbon-climate crisis. But…

A Chinese Plastic Island

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says (Agence France-Presse) Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle…

Can you handle pain?

Is the world ready for the personal torture of shaking our addiction to oil? The climate change narrative has shifted into uncomfortable territory — your lifestyle (National Post, Peter Tertzakian) After last week’s dramatic episode…

Planting a Seed

Six things to know about the Liberal plan for a tree-planting bonanza... With a cryptic post on Twitter and a photo opportunity with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced a plan…

Federal party leaders Elizabeth May, Jagmeet Singh, Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Yves-François Blanchet and Maxime Bernier. CDPP

Election Update: Consumption Anyone?

Every Party has released their ever evolving platforms on the environment, yet no party has evolved to include the 80 percent.  Consumption remains a non-issue in Canadian environmental policy.            …

Net Zero? A lot of inventing to do

HERE'S A QUESTION YOU SHOULD ASK ABOUT EVERY CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN ... MORE... By Bill Gates Making steel and other materials—such as cement, plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper—is the third biggest contributor of greenhouse gases,…