Tag Archives: Climate Change

Poll finds most Canadians want a just transition — and not a dollar more for TMX

By John Woodside,  National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As Parliament gears up for a new legislative session, a new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action and implementing a just transition for fossil fuel workers. 

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COP 26: Time is running out!

As the world prepares for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to open in Glasgow, on October 31st, it is also absorbing the news that no matter what we do global temperatures will continue to rise until 2050.

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Deep water temperatures in BC Fjords rose 1.2–1.3°C in 70 years

Deep water temperatures in fjords along BC’s Central Coast have increased 1.2–1.3°C over the past 70 years, a recent report shows. 

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Vancouver Airports aims for net zero carbon by 2030

By Hannah Scott, Richmond Sentinel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver International Airport is moving up its goal of becoming net zero by 20 years, from 2050 to 2030.

“We want to become the world’s greenest airport because we know that flying is an essential part of a connected society and a growing economy,” said the airport’s president and CEO Tamara Vrooman. “But at the same time, we know that emissions are a part of our industry. It’s not flying that’s the enemy, it’s carbon, and we have to find ways to decarbonize an essential service that is so important.”

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‘We know it’s possible’: Severn Cullis-Suzuki sees road map for climate response in Canada

 National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Environment and culture activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki is taking up the reins as executive director at the renowned environmental organization — the David Suzuki Foundation — just as the globe reaches the critical juncture for action to stem the worst outcomes of the climate emergency.

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