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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s $3.3bn fossil fuel subsidies undermine climate action: Report

Canada’s $3.3 billion in federal and provincial subsidies to fossil fuel companies undermine climate action, says a new study by four prominent Canadian environmental groups.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Extinction crisis signals that it’s time to change course

A new comprehensive report points to a potential human-induced wild-animal population “extinction crisis unlike any since dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago.” David Suzuki helps us make sense of it all.

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Things Are Good: China is Getting Serious about Climate Change

China rightfully gets a lot of flak for its environmental policies; they are listening and acting on received criticism. Previously we noted that China started to close coal plants and that there is increased concern about climate change in the country. Over at Grist magazine they have catalogued seven ways which show China’s efforts . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: China is Getting Serious about Climate Change

The Canadian Progressive: G20 ignores global public’s call to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

G20 energy ministers’ meeting in Beijing this week failed to come up with a deadline and concrete plans for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. The meeting followed last month’s commitment by G7 leaders to phase out fossil fuel handouts by 2025. The pos… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: G20 ignores global public’s call to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

The Canadian Progressive: Paul Roundy: Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfire

Paul Roundy, a professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, discusses El Niño’s role in the Alberta wildfire. The post Paul Roundy: Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfire appeared first… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Paul Roundy: Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfire

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Eating less meat will reduce Earth’s heat

Canada environmentalist David Suzuki: “The environment and climate would benefit substantially if more people gave up or at least cut down on meat and animal products”. The post David Suzuki: Eating less meat will reduce Earth’s heat appeared first o… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Eating less meat will reduce Earth’s heat

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian common sense: Fee-and-dividend petition e-297 grabs James Hansen’s attention

In a blog post published Monday, the former NASA scientist applauded petition e-297, a new petition that’s urging the House of Commons to steer Canada away from fossil fuels. The post Canadian common sense: Fee-and-dividend petition e-297 grabs James H… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian common sense: Fee-and-dividend petition e-297 grabs James Hansen’s attention

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

Environmentalist David Suzuki on why fossil fuels are a bad investment for Canada. If we’re genuine about meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments, now is the time to divest. The post David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

The Canadian Progressive: Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating more tar sands pipelines

More tar sands pipelines means going in reverse on the climate action Canada needs to fulfill the Paris Agreement and its call to action on climate change. The post Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating more tar sands pipelines

The Canadian Progressive: Al Gore, US Attorneys Generals Announce Historic Pursuit Of Climate Change Deniers: Why Canadians Should Care

Earlier this week, former U.S. vice president Al Gore and several U.S. state attorneys generals announced “historic effort to combat climate change” – by going after fossil fuel climate deniers. The post Al Gore, US Attorneys Generals Announce Historic… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Al Gore, US Attorneys Generals Announce Historic Pursuit Of Climate Change Deniers: Why Canadians Should Care

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: World Water Day reminds us not to take clean water for granted

Environmentalist David Suzuki proposes a few awesome actions that would help ensure that “all Canadians have access to clean, safe water for generations to come.” The post David Suzuki: World Water Day reminds us not to take clean water for granted app… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: World Water Day reminds us not to take clean water for granted

The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All” [VIDEO]

Prominent Canadian journalist Naomi Klein told Al Jazeera this week that she doesn’t trust US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on climate change. The post Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All&#82… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All” [VIDEO]

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Change is in the air

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki sees change “in the air” as the infant Liberal government, labour leaders and other stakeholders reaffirm their commitment to the fight against climate change. The post David Suzuki: Change is in the air appeared… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Change is in the air

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Will cap-and-trade slow climate change?

Environmentalist David Suzuki wonders whether the crisis of climate change can be addressed through the markets and cap-and-trade, which “also embodies the polluter pays principle.” The post David Suzuki: Will cap-and-trade slow climate change? appeare… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Will cap-and-trade slow climate change?

The Canadian Progressive: The Curious Disappearance of Stephen Harper’s Climate Change Speech

Stephen Harper’s important 2007 speech, in which he stated that climate change was “perhaps the biggest threat to confront the future of humanity today” while visiting Germany, is missing from the official website of the Prime Minister of Canada. … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: The Curious Disappearance of Stephen Harper’s Climate Change Speech

Things Are Good: The Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

For years naysayers have been arguing that renewable energy isn’t a good idea because the electrical input fluctuates too much on the grid. Now we have more evidence that those naysayers have nothing to back up their argument. Over at Climate Progress they have a good post on key factors that make the renewable revolution […]

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Paris changed everything, so why are we still talking pipelines?

David Suzuki wonders why Canadian politicians are still contemplating spending billions on new tar sands pipelines after the recent Paris climate summit confirmed that “75 to 80 per cent of known fossil fuel deposits must be left in the ground.” The po… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Paris changed everything, so why are we still talking pipelines?

Politics and its Discontents: Forget What Your Grandparents Told You

…. about going through five-foot drifts of snow as they walked ten miles to school. They never had to deal with conditions like this:Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Forget What Your Grandparents Told You

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline opposed by Montreal, Quebec mayors

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and mayors from other prominent Quebec municipalities have come out against TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline. Energy East’s potential risks, which include catastrophic oil spills, far outweigh the pipeline’s pos… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline opposed by Montreal, Quebec mayors

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Change Threatens Coastal British Columbia First Nations Fishing Traditions

A new study says climate change threatens fishing traditions that have sustained First Nations along Canada’s Pacific coast for thousands of years. The study found that climate change could reduce fish species such herring and salmon, “which are among … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Climate Change Threatens Coastal British Columbia First Nations Fishing Traditions

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: We are the world; we must act on that understanding

The world celebrated Canada’s new equality-conscious Liberal government and its embrace of key global issues such as climate change. Still, Canada’s environmentalists have work to do, argues David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: We are the world; we mus… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: We are the world; we must act on that understanding

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

Our responses to the tragedies of 2015, which include the Syrian refugee crisis, racism, ignorance and the ongoing climate catastrophe, offer hope, says environmentalist David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the ye… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO]

This amazing Al Jazeera short documentary describes how the Alberta tar sands operations are destroying Mother Earth and the lives of First Nation communities in the heart of the tar sands. The post Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO] a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO]

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers

Stephen Lewis and five other prominent Canadians recently called on the Commissioner of Competition to investigate climate change denier groups. The post Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers appeared first o… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers

The Canadian Progressive: David Sizuki: Paris Agreement marks a global shift for climate

The Paris Agreement is the “first universal accord to spell out ways to confront climate change”, marks a global shift, argues environmentalist David Suzuki. The agreement requires Canada and other developed countries to ditch fossil fuels and embrace … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Sizuki: Paris Agreement marks a global shift for climate