Climate summit’s pledges on carbon cuts ‘won’t avert global disaster’. Government targets leave emission levels too high to prevent a big temperature rise, warns team of experts led by economist Nicholas Stern
. . . The bill "isn't really about terrorism," but about preserving economic and power relations in Canada, Palmater said. Citizens have worked too hard to create treaties, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international laws that protect basic human rights to toss it all away "because we wanted to protect some corporate economic interests," she added.
The B.C. government’s abrupt decision to rescind its approval of a new B.C. treaty commissioner has opened a significant rift with the federal government and aboriginal groups it says it wants to do business with.
'The social strike" outlook of Quebec students is strongly infused with environmental concern. Police in Quebec City attacked a student protest on March 24 and arrested 274 people! See news of that further below.
Senior engineers at Canada’s energy regulator are under investigation by their professional association over their probe of alleged safety code violations at TransCanada Corp., Canada’s second largest pipeline operator.
Canada's spy agency helped senior federal officials figure out how to deal with protests expected last summer in response to resource and energy development issues — including a pivotal decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Note by Vancouver Ecosocialist website editors: The following article published in Rolling Stone is an excellent overview of energy and fossil fuel politics in Canada. There is one small correction to note. The article states that U.S. President Barak Obama has "vetoed" the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is not accurate. On Feb.
March 11, 2015
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has lost years of development progress and must "start over" after Cyclone Pam destroyed or damaged 90 per cent of the buildings on the main island of Port Vila, the country's president said Monday.
There had never been as hot a 12-month period in NASA’s database as February 2014–January 2015. But that turned out to be a very short-lived record.