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Environmental Law Alert Blog: This is Canada’s weather on climate change, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer. Any questions?

Thursday, March 3, 2016 It’s amazing how invisible climate change can be – how we feel… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: This is Canada’s weather on climate change, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer. Any questions?

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Welcome to an extreme, warming world

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki explains why extreme weather is being experienced more frequently around the world now than in the past.

The post David Suzuki: Welcome to an extreme, warming world appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

reeves report: Ontario adds Climate Change to MOE Portfolio

IN ANNOUNCING her new cabinet last week, Premier Kathleen Wynne has charged former Transportation Minister Glen Murray with taking over Ontario’s newly revamped environment ministry.

Murray, the sitting MPP for Toronto Centre and former mayor of Winnipeg, assumed command of the environment ministry from veteran MPP Jim Bradley who is Ontario’s longest-serving environment minister after . . . → Read More: reeves report: Ontario adds Climate Change to MOE Portfolio

350 or bust: Extreme Weather Events Escalating Around the World

The HawkkeyDavis Channel on YouTube does an excellent job of compiling extreme weather events from around the world at regular intervals during the year. Here’s the end-of-the-year compilation for 2013. As the video’s description notes, this is not viewing for the faint of heart; all kinds of extreme weather events are escalating both in frequency . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Extreme Weather Events Escalating Around the World

350 or bust: Climate Change: Our Weather On Steroids

Climate change increases the frequency and severity of severe weather events. Is this really the legacy we want to leave for our children? This video was taken from a Shell/Dairy Queen in Diamond Illinois on November 17, 2013. One of the security cameras captured a business and a house across the street being swept away . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Change: Our Weather On Steroids

350 or bust: Signs of Change

* Now are we ready to stop using our atmosphere as a sewage dump? OECD Calls For a “Big Fat Price On Carbon” In the Fight Against Climate Change *

LeDaro: Extreme weather: Are these signs of Climate Change?

In the Maritimes we have been getting so far thunder and rain storms as well as hail storms. Some coastal communities were flooded. Is this the new normal? Are these the symptoms of Climate Change? There has been news coming from other parts of Canada and the U.S of extreme weather.

A three-hour deluge . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Extreme weather: Are these signs of Climate Change?

350 or bust: Shift Happens

* Here in Northern Ontario our lovely boreal summer is in full swing. The blueberries are starting to ripen, the ethereal call of the loons drifts up to our windows at night, and the zucchini are plentiful. This summer in my community we are lucky to be growing some “really cool old squash” that Winona . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Shift Happens

350 or bust: Climate Denial Is Not Affordable

While dirty energy continues to rake in record profits, the rest of us are going to be paying a higher and higher price for our governments’ inaction on climate change. Up here in Canada recently we’ve had the worst flooding on record in both Calgary and Toronto. And in Colorado the Black Forest wildfire has . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Denial Is Not Affordable

350 or bust: President Obama Takes First Step On Path To Climate Sanity

As President Obama unveiled his plan of action to address climate change earlier this week, my husband and I were part of a group of 370 citizen lobbyists from across the U.S. and Canada who fanned out over Capitol Hill to make the case for the market-based approach of a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: President Obama Takes First Step On Path To Climate Sanity

350 or bust: Ending Fossil Fuel’s War On Us And The Planet

I’m on a (low-carbon) holiday for the next while, with little access to a computer, so please accept my apologies for delayed responses or posting of comments. All should be back to normal the last week of March. In the meantime, I scoured my files for some photos and graphics to post while I’m away. . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Ending Fossil Fuel’s War On Us And The Planet

350 or bust: Greedy Lying Bastards: Exposing The Fossil Fools Who Put Profit Before Human Lives

* One of the few-and-far-between perks of being a climate blogger is that occasionally I get access to books and movies before the general public does. This past weekend I got to watch “Greedy Lying Bastards” before it hit movie screens across the U.S. on Monday. Sunday night I, along with some fellow Citizens Climate . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Greedy Lying Bastards: Exposing The Fossil Fools Who Put Profit Before Human Lives

350 or bust: We Could Have Stopped Climate Chaos But We Were Too Damned Cheap

What a beautiful Friday morning in my part of the world. The sky is blue and clear on a minus 16 degree C March 1st day. I’m watching two pileated woodpeckers enjoy the suet in the bird feeder just outside the window. They certainly are impressive birds, especially close up! I took this picture earlier . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: We Could Have Stopped Climate Chaos But We Were Too Damned Cheap

350 or bust: How Republicans (& Canadian Conservatives) Can Answer Obama’s Challenge To ‘Reduce The Threat Of Climate Change’

Today’s blog post is courtesy of Citizens Climate Lobby: In his State of the Union address, the President said, ‘If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations [from climate change], I will.’ Republicans who wish to avoid more regulations should embrace the free-market approach of a revenue-neutral tax on carbon. Saying that “for the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: How Republicans (& Canadian Conservatives) Can Answer Obama’s Challenge To ‘Reduce The Threat Of Climate Change’

350 or bust: Mr. President, Please Don’t Overlook Climate Change

A message from an Oklahoma farmer for President Barack Obama, as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight:

350 or bust: Getting Serious About Climate Change, Like Our Lives Depended On It

* Happy Friday! Those of you in eastern and central North America who are getting blasted by a winter storm, stay warm and off the roads! If you are warm and dry, and find the time to curl up with a good book or good friends, you might even enjoy it. And remember, as one . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Getting Serious About Climate Change, Like Our Lives Depended On It

350 or bust: Will The Bizarre Weather In Ottawa Wake Up The Climate Zombies In Parliament?

* Paul Beckwith is a part-time professor and PhD student of abrupt climate change in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa. He recently wrote this paragraph in response to a shift of 40 degrees Celsius in two days in Ottawa: Not a typical January in Ottawa. 10 degrees C for several days . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Will The Bizarre Weather In Ottawa Wake Up The Climate Zombies In Parliament?

350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks: Fiddling While Planet Burns

It’s a plus 2 Celsius December day in northern Ontario, 11 degrees warmer than the average high for this day. The UN Climate talks in Doha Qatar continue for the rest of this week, not that you would know that they were going on if you read the m… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks: Fiddling While Planet Burns

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy Reminds Us We’re All Paying The Price For Politically-Created Climate Of Doubt

The PBS Frontline program “Climate of Doubt” masterfully exposed the strategies and tactics that climate denialists have used to delay, if not undermine meaningful action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy Reminds Us We’re All Paying The Price For Politically-Created Climate Of Doubt

Canadian Progressive: Summer 2012: The Season Of Record-Breaking Extreme Weather

This post explores the link between climate change and extreme events, and argues that the summer of 2012 is poised to become a record-breaker.

DeSmogBlog: Science Denial and Andrea Saul – Romney 2012 Campaign Spokesperson

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This is a guest post from Connor Gibson, originally published at PolluterWatch. A fully-footnoted version of this briefing is available for download from DocumentCloud.  INTRODUCTION:    Andrea Saul, a prominent Romney 2012 campaign operative and spokesperson, formerly worked for DCI Group, a Washington DC public affairs and lobbying . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Science Denial and Andrea Saul – Romney 2012 Campaign Spokesperson

350 or bust: Summer of Climate Drought & Climate Science Don’t Budge Senate Climate Deniers

* Virtually all of America’s corn and soy farms are now in drought disaster areas. Food prices globally are already rising as a result. This is what the very beginning of climate change looks and tastes like. We can’t afford this kind of change – we need serious action on climate change now. There’s lots . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Summer of Climate Drought & Climate Science Don’t Budge Senate Climate Deniers

DeSmogBlog: "Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives": Climate Crock Video on Extreme Weather Events

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Since January more than 40,000 hot weather temperature records have been broken in tihe U.S. while fewer than 6,000 cold records have been broken. More than 3,000 of those hot weather records were broken in June alone. Over 2.1 million acres of land across the country has burned in raging wildfires . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: "Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives": Climate Crock Video on Extreme Weather Events

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

Wanna know what climate change “looks like”? Well, here you go: Extreme weather events are textbook examples of an effect that an overall warming of the planet will have. But since at least 1988, climate scientists have warned that climate change would bring, in general, increased heat waves, more droughts, more sudden downpours, more widespread . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

350 or bust: Climate Crisis: Humanity At Its Finest?

Humans are such complicated creatures. We are wreaking havoc on a global scale because of big-is-better, greed-is-good mentality that dominates most nations and corporations (combined with an “it’s too hard to change” attitude on the part of much of the populace). Yet we are also capable of great compassion, and heroic deeds of service to . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Crisis: Humanity At Its Finest?