Category Archives: Climate Change

Teenage Environmental Activist Warns European Parliament: ‘I Want You To Panic’

Thunberg stated, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire. I have said those words before, and a lot of people have explained why that is a bad idea. A great number of politicians have told me that panic never leads to anything good, and I agree. To panic, unless you have to, is a terrible idea. But when your house is on fire and you want to keep your house from burning to the ground, then that does require some level of panic …”


‘Leaders have a responsibility to tackle climate change,’ McKenna says day after Kenney victory

One day after Alberta voted in a premier who promised that his first act in office would be to repeal his province’s carbon pricing plan, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reminded Jason Kenney that fighting climate change is as much his responsibility as it is hers.


Ocasio-Cortez Compares People Mocking the Green New Deal to Civil Rights Opposition

Ocasio-Cortez answered several questions during an Instagram live session, including a question about climate change that appeared to be in jest. Someone asked the freshman Democrat how many years were left until the world ends, prompting her to go on a rant against people who mock climate change and the Green New Deal resolution that she co-sponsored.

h/t Todd


Fact check: Does the Liberal carbon tax leave 8 out of 10 families better off?

“Climate change is real and it requires real solutions,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said on Twitter on April 1. “It’s a fact that pricing pollution is the most cost-effective way to cut pollution. Our plan will also leave 8 out of 10 families better off, with an Ontario family of four receiving a #ClimateActionIncentive rebate of $307.”


New York Yankees Align with Paris Climate Agreement, Sign UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website, the pinstripes from New York became the first major North American sports team to sign on to the Framework that was launched by UN Climate Change and the sports sector at COP24 on Dec. 11, 2018 “to gather sports organizations, teams, athletes, and fans in a concerted effort to raise awareness and action to meet the goals of the Paris [Climate Change] Agreement.”


Worried about the climate and carbon taxes? What to know about Ottawa’s new electric-vehicle incentive

Canada is warming twice as fast the rest of the world with “irreversible effects,” the country just learned from a new scientific report from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The release of the study roughly coincided with the rollout of the federal carbon tax, which adds 4.4 cents to the price of a litre of gas for consumers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. Meanwhile, Canadians in most other jurisdictions have to contend with their own provincial carbon levies.


Cities consider suing oil companies over climate change

The city of Toronto is considering taking oil companies to court over the costs of climate change. Several U.S. cities have launched similar lawsuits against producers of fossil fuels. And the western city of Victoria is going to ask a group of municipalities in its province of British Columbia to launch a similar class-action lawsuit.


Great Lakes rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather

The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought, according to a scientific report.

The warming climate also could mean less overall snowfall even as lake-effect snowstorms get bigger, according to the report released Thursday by a team of researchers from universities primarily from the Midwest.