When the world met in Paris, in 2009, they signed commitments to adopt “finance flows consistent with a pathway toward low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” A G20 scorecard from the Institute for Sustainable Development finds that the actions of G20 nations contradict this.Continue reading G20 scorecard: continuing to heavily subsidize fossil fuels
Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
British Columbia’s two dominant political parties are backing liquefied natural gas development as part of their re-election campaign platforms.Continue reading Election 2020: BC Liberals would expedite LNG export projects
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“In the absence of major action to reduce emissions, global temperature is on track to rise by an average of 6 °C (10.8 °F), according to the latest estimates. Some scientists argue a “global disaster” is already unfolding at the poles of the planet; the Arctic, for example, may be ice-free at the end of the summer melt season within just a few years. Yet other experts are concerned about Earth passing one or more “tipping points” – abrupt, perhaps irreversible changes that tip our climate into a new state. But it may not be too late to avoid or limit some of the worst effects of climate change.” – NASA
Many scientists believe we have seven years to avert the worst ravages of the impending Climate Crisis. Even if they are wrong, it is clear that British Columbia must transition to cleaner energy sources. Should the BC government continue to pay out close to $1 billion a year in fossil fuel subsidies and tax cuts?Continue reading Election 2020: Should BC keep giving fossil fuel companies subsidies and tax cuts?
Will the post COVID 19 world be more socially, environmentally and economically stable? Or will humanity’s plight continue in a downward spiral? Noam Chomsky asks, “What kind of world do we want to live in?”Continue reading Noam Chomsky: What Kind Of World Do We Want To Live In?
500 people from across Canada logged in to hear Linda Solomon Wood‘s conversation with Tzeporah Berman, last night, about the federal government’s big oil bailout! It was the second in a series of National Observer interviews being held over Zoom. Berman gave a message of hope.Continue reading Tzeporah Berman: A Message of Hope