Posts Tagged ‘climate crisis’


January 8, 2020

It has come to light in recent years that major fossil fuel companies knew well in advance that their activities were gravely distorting the climate, even as they waged a relentless campaign to confuse public opinion and prevent regulatory action. A flood of cases are now making their way through the courts against Exxon Mobil and other companies accused of concealing the truth of a calamity now slowly enveloping the world.

Young Canadians plan to sue federal government over climate change..

October 25, 2019

VANCOUVER—A group of young Canadian activists are suing the federal government over climate change — they’re at the forefront of a new legal strategy that could hold governments around the world to account, after decades of attempts to sue companies for the effects of climate change have failed.

Greta Thunberg meets Justin Trudeau amid climate strikes: ‘He is not doing enough’..

September 28, 2019

The teen activist Greta Thunberg has urged Justin Trudeau and other world leaders to do more for the environment as she led half a million protesters in Montreal as part of a global wave of “climate strikes.”

The 16-year-old Swede met privately with the Canadian prime minister but later told a news conference with local indigenous leaders that he was “not doing enough” to curb greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.

“My message to all the politicians around the world is the same. Just listen and act on the current best available science,” she said.

The global climate strike is just the beginning..

September 24, 2019

The global climate strike wasn’t intended to “amaze” so-called leaders about “the kids” and allow them to make generic statements about climate change to conceal their pro-fossil fuel industry policies and actions.

The Canadian environment minister whose government bought an 890,000-barrel-per-day tar sands pipeline patronizingly tweeted, “The kids demanding climate action in New York, across Canada, and around the world have it right — It is about their future.”

The prime minister retweeted a local Liberal MP’s tweet, “Climate change affects us all. But nobody will be affected more than our youth. Proud of our community’s youth for speaking up about what matters to them.”

The climate strike wasn’t intended to make MPs proud about “our youth” (sigh); it was meant to spur action at the United Nations Climate Action Summit this week.

Unfortunately, the Liberal government isn’t about to take a whole new Green New Deal agenda to the UN this week.

Climate crisis presents urgent existential threat this election..

September 14, 2019

We should consider this election a privilege. For the first time, the top issue in voters’ minds is the main threat not only to Canada but to organized human life: environmental crisis. How often does that happen? Never.

Elizabeth May: We have had decades to stop the climate crisis. The era of procrastination must end..

September 3, 2019

The horrible reality is that since making the promises to curb greenhouse gases, emissions have grown. We have emitted more greenhouse gases since 1992 than between the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until 1992.

Climate protection is not a partisan issue..

July 17, 2019

Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political priorities served by “green” parties. If a Green politician isn’t present or allowed to participate in a public debate, journalists tend to eschew environmental questions, considering them the purview of the absent party. It’s absurd to think an issue like climate change belongs to one party. It should be the highest priority for every politician and candidate and should receive daily media attention.

Environment is emerging as a top concern ahead of the federal election, a new poll says..

July 7, 2019

OTTAWA—The environment has surged into a top-ranking concern for Canadian voters ahead of the federal election this fall, according to a new national poll.

Trudeau’s climate plan is a dangerous fraud..

July 4, 2019

It’s possible that the world’s top climate scientists are lying.

If so, we can relax and feel confident that Justin Trudeau has dealt with the climate crisis in the appropriate way.

We can resolve the climate crisis..

July 4, 2019

If we understand the problem and its urgency — and mountains of scientific evidence amassed from around the world over decades confirms we do — and we have solutions, why are we so slow to act?