Ralph Brougham Chapman, Victoria University of Wellington Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz First, let’s accept climate change is happening and will ...
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By Peter Nix, Retired Consultant and Environmental Scientist, BC Community Solar Network Oil and gas pipelines have generated much verbal heat and smoke in BC. So why not shift our thinking? Instead of controversial fossil fuel pipelines, let’s build community solar pipelines. Why the shift? Because climate change events, like forest fires, generate actual heat ...
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Matto Mildenberger, University of California, Santa Barbara and Erick Lachapelle, Université de Montréal Canada is gearing up for a big election this fall and climate policy will likely be at the centre of debate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are trumpeting their carbon pricing policy, while Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives want to get rid of it. ...
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By Jim Standen, Team Lead, EV Group, Salt Spring Island It has been six years since two visionary volunteers and I went to coffee and had a discussion on moving the Electric Car (EV) movement forward in Salt Spring Island (SSI). At that time SSI was an EV backwater, mostly conversions by EV pioneers, Al ...
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By Trevor Greene, Distinguished Featured Writer View Trevor’s Bio. We’ve all felt like a mushroom at one point; kept in the dark and fed on s–t. But the humble fungus has taken on a noble role in the fight against the burgeoning global waste crisis. Oyster mushrooms feed on cellulose, the main material used in ...
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Cameron’s Thoughts There is one addiction worse than alcoholism, worse than crack or even heroin addiction, because it’s an addiction almost all of us have: fossil fuel. Adding to the devastating effects fossil fuels are having on our health and the health of our collective home, we live in denial. We have to work, we ...
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By Trevor Greene Trevor is one of our distinguished Featured Writers. View bio. On the first day of February 2006, a landmark agreement that has been called “one of the most visionary forest conservation plans on Earth” was inked by First Nations elders, the provincial government and environmentalists. Eighty five per cent of the Great ...
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Dianne Saxe, York University, Canada There is a serious erosion of democracy underway in Canada. Elections Canada is preventing environmental charities from telling the truth about the climate crisis during this fall’s election, when it will be a critical issue. Elections Canada’s job is to run elections that are fair and trustworthy so that the ...
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David J. Hardisty, University of British Columbia; Katherine White, University of British Columbia, and Rishad Habib, University of British Columbia Most people want to be sustainable, but have a hard time taking the necessary actions. According to Nielsen, a data analytics company, sustainability is the latest consumer trend. Their research shows chocolate, coffee and bath ...
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Witness the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia captured by the “Wild Within” Video: 3:06 min“British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within.” http://WildWithin.ca / @HelloBC
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