Climate Change

25/06/19
Author: 
Nafeez Ahmed

Jun 3 2019

Image: Mark Garlick/Science Photos Library via Getty Images

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25/06/19
Author: 
Tristan Hughes
‘This is how climate change denial will increasingly look in the future.’ Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

Approving a pipeline while declaring a climate emergency is ‘climate change denial with a human face.’

21 Jun 2019

The Trudeau government’s recent actions — declaring a climate emergency and re-approving the Trans Mountain expansion project within two days — aren’t just hypocritical: they’re morally equivalent to climate change denial.

25/06/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

June 25, 2019

Trudeau and Scheer share a ludicrous oil addiction. Where’s Kurt when you need him?

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Where is Kurt Vonnegut when you need him? 

24/06/19
Author: 
The Leap and partners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hTH7-aSTzs&feature=youtu.be

[Editor: video of event held in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.   If you don't have time to listen to the whole event (2 hours and 44 minutes),  then it is very worthwhile to go to the speech by Avi Lewis which begins just after  2:11:17.  The complete program includes speakers   David Suzuki, Kanahus Manuel, Harsha Walia, and Avi Lewis, with Anjali Appadurai as MC.]

24/06/19
Author: 
BlueGreen Alliance

"Many good ideas. Some that are still not dealing with the total reality of the climate disruption crisis." - Gene McGuckin - a past president of Local 1129, Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (CEP) at the recycled paperboard mill in Burnaby​

https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/work-issue/solidarity-for-climate-action/

21/06/19
Author: 
Massachusetts Teachers Association

With more than 1,200 delegates attending, the Massachusetts Teachers Association approved a resolution “That the MTA delegation to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly propose a national teachers strike in support of the Green New Deal.”

The submitters’ rationale noted that

20/06/19
Author: 
Michael Harris
What Trudeau’s Liberals have done cannot be reconciled. Photo via Justin Trudeau Flickr.

He says Canadians can have it both ways. The facts say otherwise.

19 JUN 2019

As the planet slowly stews in its increasingly sultry juices, sled dogs are walking on water, but Justin Trudeau no longer is.

20/06/19
Author: 
Reuters
REUTERS Solar-powered scientific equipment records data in a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Isachsen, Canada, in this handout photo released June 18, 2019.

06/19/2019

Researchers said they came across an Arctic landscape that was unrecognizable.

LONDON — Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

18/06/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed & Alastair Sharp
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath celebrate during the provincial party's bi-annual convention in Hamilton, Ont. on June 16, 2019. Photo by Tijana Martin

June 17th 2019

Peter Tabuns remembers telling former NDP leader Jack Layton in 2004 that Canada had to diligently implement the Kyoto Protocol.

The longtime environment advocate and Ontario NDP MPP for Toronto-Danforth was then Layton’s special adviser on climate change, at a time when the phenomenon was just starting to be taken seriously by countries across the world.

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