We deserve better indicators of societal well-being that extend beyond mere economic growth.
It would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels.
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.
Pete Seeger was a great communicator for whom principles mattered more than anything else. He was a true American and world citizen and we’re better off for the contributions he made during his long life.
The question isn’t about whether to use rail or pipelines. It’s about how to reduce our need for both.
Change is never easy and it often creates discord, but when people come together for the good of humanity and the Earth, we can accomplish great things.
We need everyone to raise the bar on discussion and action — in politics, the media and our own lives. Let’s make the coming year a better one.
Our Constitution doesn’t mention the environment. How can we fully enjoy our freedoms without the right to live in a healthy environment?
Human rights are vulnerable at a time when governments aggressively promote the interests of corporations over a healthy environment.
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.
The environment is the very air, water, land and diversity of plant and animal life we cannot live without. Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects those things?
What weighs less than a paperclip, tastes terrible and can travel thousands of kilometres without a map? Hint: this delicate critter is tawny-orange with black veins and white spots and has been mysteriously absent from Canada this summer.
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.
Resolving the problem of climate change will cost, but it will be much more expensive to follow the defeatist advice of industry shills, whose greed and lack of care for humanity will condemn our children and grandchildren to an uncertain future.
From Arctic tundra to primeval rainforest to arid desert, our natural world is being fragmented by ever-expanding towns and cities, roads, transmission lines and pipelines, and pockmarked by mines, pump jacks, flare stacks and other infrastructure used to drill, frack and strip-mine fossil fuels.
Many urban areas have built or are considering building waste-incineration facilities to generate energy. At first glance, it seems like a win-win. You get rid of "garbage" and acquire a new energy source with fuel that’s almost free. But it’s a problematic solution, and a complicated issue.
The science is clear: human-caused climate change is the most pressing threat to humanity, and we must work to resolve it. We don’t have time for debunked conspiracy theories.
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.