The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has just begun in Egypt. As the conference’s President-Designate, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, recently wrote, the meeting is being held “at …READ MORE
This summer may mark a potential turning point in Canada’s collective climate consciousness: In June, the country witnessed an unprecedented “heat dome” in the Western half of the country. The town of Lytton, BC, hit 49.6°C, completely shattering the country’s …READ MORE
A recent high-level report on global methane emissions has found that the world could reduce the expected warming of Earth by 0.3°C through a combination of specific policy interventions. The Government of Canada should seize the opportunity by rallying the …READ MORE
You’re pushing a boulder up a steep hill when suddenly you lose your footing and get knocked back a few steps. Just getting back to where you were already will feel like a significant accomplishment.
This is what the Biden …READ MORE
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami originating near Tōhoku, Japan, caused inordinate damage to communities across Japan’s Eastern coastline. It also triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daīchi Nuclear Power Plant.
Today – a decade later – the …READ MORE
The global economy has slowed significantly after numerous countries have enacted measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The social and human impacts have been nothing short of devastating, and the economic pain is unlikely to let up anytime soon.
There …READ MORE
Monday, 13 July 2018 was a day for the record books. On that day the Swedish company FlightRadar24 tracked 205,468 flights occurring around the world, making it aviation’s busiest day in history. It would be a herculean task to determine …READ MORE
In part 1 of this blog, we looked at how the aviation sector contributes to climate change overall. In this second part, we look at the three main ways the aviation industry is flying under the radar when it …READ MORE
“The Paleoketoveganmacrofasting Diet: Stop the Madness!!!” This was the amusing title of a recent presentation by Dr. Shawn Arent, a kinesiology professor at Rutgers University. The talk was aimed at personal trainers. But for the rest of us, the title …READ MORE
Since the early 2000s, there has been much talk about the “nuclear renaissance” — the expected revival and expansion of the civilian nuclear energy industry. The idea has largely been kept afloat by industry efforts to promote nuclear energy as …READ MORE
By Ryan M. Katz-Rosene, Marie-Josée Massicotte, and Christopher Kelly-Bisson
A number of obstacles presently stand in the way of efforts to make Canada’s agricultural system more sustainable. A heavy reliance on chemical inputs, industrial processing, and long distances between farm …READ MORE
Besides the various agricultural production practices outlined in part one of this blog, many cite the atmospheric impacts of farm animals themselves as a reason to tax meat. However, direct GHG emissions from animals, known as “biospheric emissions,” are qualitatively …READ MORE
The idea of applying a tax on meat has recently received a lot of attention, both in Canada and internationally. However, the leading proponents of taxing meat make some big assumptions about all meat being “bad” for the climate. …READ MORE
At the 29 June 2016 “three amigos summit,” North American leaders announced an ongoing partnership in addressing climate, clean energy, and environment. In many ways, this is welcome news, marking a unique moment when leaders leverage their mutual concerns …READ MORE
This spring has marked two painful anniversaries. April 26 was the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986, the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl was a complete disaster, from planning and design to emergency preparedness and response …READ MORE