We should really celebrate our small blue planet every day, but recent events give us particular cause to reflect on our home and how we’re treating it.
All nuclear power remains expensive, unwieldy and difficult to integrate with intermittent renewables – and carries risks for weapons proliferation. But if the choice is between keeping nuclear power facilities running or shutting them down and replacing them with coal-fired power plants, the nuclear option is best for the climate.
Alberta Climate Dialogue is recruiting participants for February 22 event at the University of Lethbridge.
University of Calgary professor co-authors a global reindeer and caribou population analysis that offers some worrisome conclusions.
We’re exhausting Earth’s finite resources and pushing global ecosystems to tipping points. The only hindrance to developing a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate plan for the world is lack of political will.
Scientists are more certain now than in 2007 that humans are largely responsible for global warming, and that it’s getting worse and poses a serious threat to humanity.
Rather than rationalizing our continued use of fossil fuels in the false belief that technology will enable us to carry on with our destructive ways, we really need governments, scientists and industry to start taking climate change and greenhouse gas emissions seriously.
Unless we rein in greenhouse gas emissions, outdoor skating in parts of Canada could be history within the next 50 to 100 years.
Every year that we stall makes it more costly and challenging, with increasing negative impacts on humans and our environment.
We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water, and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is stronger than we realized.