Tag Archives: Climate Change

Climate change debate at Conservative party convention

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

 Multiple speakers at the Conservative Party convention on Friday came out against a proposal to declare “climate change is real,” with one theorizing that greenhouse gases are not a “major pollutant.”

A majority of voting delegates at the convention voted against the motion, according to a report in the Canadian Press, despite an earlier speech by Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole that said the party needs to embrace climate action.

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changing diets can help the climate

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From farm to fork and beyond, food is responsible for between 21 and 37 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Yet despite growing awareness that changing diets can help the climate, many people still don’t know how to eat more sustainably.

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BC considering report linking climate change to logging

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

The provincial government said that it will consider the findings and recommendations of the  study published by Sierra Club BC on Monday, that linked climate disaster risks to current forestry practices. 

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A Climate Action Plan for Cortes Island

“What exactly do we need to do as a community to survive, and thrive, through what is coming. Through the climate crisis; through climate breakdown; to mitigate as much as possible so that we can forego the extreme worst case scenarios and avoid them,”  said Ashley Zarbatany.

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BC seaweed: the cure for belchy cows and climate change?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the new superfood for cows, and battle climate change in the process.

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