All posts tagged Climate Change

Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau “cannot wait.” What is happening in Tibet? And what role does compassion play in solving it in time?read more

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Beware the prophecy of the dead cow

The animals are dying! Praise Jesus.

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A Challenge to BC’s Leadership Candidates: Dare to Be Bold and to Tell Us the Truth (in BC Politics)

It's time for candidates in the B.C. leadership contests to learn that British Columbians can handle the truth about the challenges we face with climate change, poverty,

The whole oil thing: young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future

At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.

UK’s icy misery: unlucky or self-inflicted?

Arctic air is streaming into the UK, causing one of the most chaotic starts to winter in a century. Is it random twitching of the weather? Or have

Overheating Canada helps freeze Europe

Canada is an overheating hotspot in the midst of the hottest year and hottest November ever recorded. Our dramatic warming is helping bury Europe in a deep-freeze.

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Why district heating and building retrofits excite Vancouver’s Deputy City Manager

Sadhu Johnston, Vancouver's Deputy City Manager, spent hours as a kid sorting wood, pipe and other building materials in the recycling yard of the alternative community in which

Charest blasts Harper on climate (in Environment)

Quebec Premier Jean Charest turned the heat on Prime Minister Steven Harper during remarks at the UN climate conference in Cancun: "The federal government must do more than

Top ministers tackle details in Cancun (in Environment)

Dozens of high-ranking ministers arrived in Cancun on Monday, where they and their deputies are expected to spend the next three days negotiating a series of minor agreements

Canada ranks near bottom on climate change (in Environment)

A global survey that looks at international efforts to address climate change has yet again ranked Canada near the bottom — just as the country's top environment officials

2010 among hottest years on record (in Environment)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

2010 among hottest years on record (in All)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

2010 among hottest years on record (in All)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

Japan sinks Kyoto (in Environment)

Japan sunk hopes for extending an existing treaty that commits most of the world's richest countries to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

"Japan will not inscribe its target under

Canada wins three ‘Fossil of the Day’ awards in Cancun (in Environment)

Canada won first, second, and third place in a 'Fossil of the Day' mock award ceremony in Cancun on Tuesday.

A coalition of more than 400 NGOs recognized

Why Cancun matters: Levi (in Environment)

Council on Foreign Relations environment wonk Michael Levi is making a case that there's more at stake at this week's Cancun climate conference than doomsaying pundits would lead

BC rainforests store more carbon than Cancun counterparts (in Environment)

Tropical rainforests such as those that engulf southern Mexico have been a cause celebre among environmentalists and climate change activists for decades. But research released in advance of

Western Climate Initiative offers hope despite federal government paralysis

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) takes the stage after the Canadian and US governments fumble (again) on climate stability. BC puts a good face on its natural gas

Scientists call for WWII-style rationing of carbon (in Environment)

In a paper published on the eve of this week's climate conference in Cancun, a leading British climate change researcher has floated the idea of rationing carbon emissions

Environment vs climate: Which will China choose? (in Environment)

Amid the chatter leading up to next week’s climate talks in Cancun, the fact that China's greenhouse gas emissions are rising by 8 per cent per year has

‘Nature doesn’t do bailouts’: Hari (in Environment)

Climate activists and government officials have found something to agree on: Neither side expects next week's UN conference in Cancun, Mexico, to produce a deal to replace the

US blames China, Canada blames UN, ahead of Cancun climate talks (in Environment)

Canadian and American negotiators are setting low expectations for next week's international climate talks in Mexico, while the British are keeping a stiff upper lip.

"I find it's

Greenpeace scales Mexican oil rig, Radiohead calls for giant Viking (in Environment)

The media circus ahead of next week’s United Nations conference on climate change has begun. Greenpeace activists hung a banner on a Mexican off-shore oil rig, and Radiohead's

Greenpeace scales Mexican oil rig, Radiohead calls for giant Viking (in Environment)

The media circus ahead of next week’s United Nations conference on climate change has begun. Greenpeace activists hung a banner on a Mexican off-shore oil rig, and Radiohead's

Carbon emissions to set new record in 2010 (in Environment)

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are on track to reach record levels this year as steep hikes in emissions from emerging economies offset modest decreases from western economies,

Half of BC pines dead from fossil fuel pollution. Is it over?

Half our pine trees have been eaten alive in just the last nine years. A killing plague of billions of native pine beetles has been unleashed by the

Wave of climate change deniers elected to Congress (in Environment)

The U.S. blog Wonk Room calculates that every single Republican newly elected to Congress doubts that climate change is real and caused by humans. That means

Hottest year broils an unprecedented 18 nations

Earth just sweltered through the hottest 12 months ever recorded by humans. Along the way an unprecedented 18 nations suffered their hottest day in history. One of these

Climate Snapshot: USA Midwest ripped by record storm

The strongest storm ever recorded in the USA heartland swept through Tuesday. The continent-spanning storm system spawned tornadoes, violent thunderstorms and drenching rains. The pressure plunged to...

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