drive-by planet: Greenhouse gases up 20% since 2000: climate change likely ‘more severe than models predict’

A report by the UN Environment Programme warns that world governments are doing too little to meet the stated goal of limiting global warming to 2 C. In failing to meet their commitments governments are increasing the likelihood of catastrophic global warming. The amount of carbon in the atmosphere has increased by a fifth since ...

drive-by planet: Peter Kent: climate change ‘a real and present danger’

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.

Song of the Watermelon: Twisting the Facts on the Environment

Courtesy of sumofus.org Case #1: BC Premier Christy Clark has a job creation plan. One component of said plan involves three liquefied natural gas plants in the northern part of the province. Unfortunately, this runs afoul of the provincial Clean Energy Act. So what does Premier Clark do? In June, she redefines “clean energy” to ...

DeSmogBlog: Does Red Leaf’s "EcoShale" Technology Greenwash Oil Shale Extraction?

Red Leaf EcoShale.png At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, former Vice President Al Gore called the possibility of fossil fuel corporations extracting oil shale "utter insanity."  Insanity, though, doesn't serve as a hinderance for deeply entrenched and powerful fossil fuel interests. Oil shale, also known as kerogen, should not be confused with shale gas or shale oil, ...