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Nov 29, 2011

On climate, Canada is a rogue state

Marc Lee
What's a major polluter to do when confronted with the challenge of meeting an international commitment but tempted by the lure of fat profits in the oil patch?
Blog
Jul 29, 2011

Notes on the social cost of carbon

Marc Lee
A recent paper did some re-estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon, finding this measure of the externality from burning fossil fuels could be as high as $893 per tonne of CO2.
Columnists
Jan 31, 2011

Lessons from Australia on climate change

I'm back from Australia, where my wife and I spent a month visiting family. By the time we left, the catastrophic floods of Queensland were occurring to a degree unprecedented in recorded history.
Columnists
Jul 28, 2010

Sustainability means consume less

I was going over some of the press releases from the provincial government recently when I found one from last April titled "Awards Honour Commitment To Sustainable Mining."
Blog
Apr 26, 2010

From Cochabamba to Cancun...the path forward

Velcrow Ripper
The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth is over, but the momemtum generated by this first initiative will create ripples that will continue for some time.
Blog
Dec 18, 2009

Tallying the Copenhagen numbers

Alice Klein
One day to go and hope has found its way back to the Copenhagen proceedings. What counters even the darkest hours of these negotiations is the exposure to the range of work that is being done.
Columnists
Dec 16, 2009

Climate change and the limits of growth

Climate change is merely a symptom of a much bigger and more serious problem. The real problem is that human society has grossly over-reached its ability to sustain itself on the planet.
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Dec 16, 2009

Walking the walk in Copenhagen

Alice Klein
It has been a banner day in Copenhagen, so to speak. Civil society has not failed these talks. But the talks themselves are in a sorry state with so little time ahead and so much unresolved.
Blog
Dec 15, 2009

Ontario, Quebec rip into Harper at COP15

Alice Klein
Getting targeted by a Yes Men hoax was not the only problem the Government of Canada was facing today. Pressure is building on Canada from all sides as we move into the crucial last week.
Blog
Dec 12, 2009

A deal is still possible

Alice Klein
Today marks the midpoint of COP15 and here in Copenhagen, it feels we are suspended at the centrepoint of hope and despair. But that's good because the pendulum had been swinging on the down side.
Blog
Dec 12, 2009

100,000 protesters take to streets of Copenhagen

Alice Klein
It has been a stunning day of climate action around the world with Avaaz reporting more than 3,000 vigils worldwide. Here in Copenhagen, an estimated 100,000 people marched from downtown.
Columnists
Dec 9, 2009

Climate leadership needed in Copenhagen

Official delegations from 192 countries and hundreds of NGOs are engaging in two weeks of meetings aiming for a global agreement to stave off catastrophic global climate change.
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Oct 27, 2009

Ottawa protest targets tar sands

rabble staff
One hundred protesters 'die' in the lobby of RBC branch near Parliament Hill, killed by the harmful effects of the tar sands including water contamination, poor air quality, and climate change.

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