Younger generations speak out about the urgency of addressing Climate Change as their future and that of their children’s, hangs in the balance. “A sometimes tearful Greta Thunberg criticised EU leaders in Strasbourg for not taking the threat posed by climate change seriously enough.” – The Guardian News on YouTube
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Shaun Fluker, University of Calgary Widespread species decline at the hands of humans is a powerful tale. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, more than 27 per cent of 100,000 assessed species are threatened with extinction. This disappearance is a warning that something is amiss on Earth. The Anthropocene is the newly ...
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By Liz Fox It is ironic that as recent polls show 60% of Canadians want action against climate change the same industry that has been feeding the public misleading information about the role of fossil fuels in global warming for almost 50 years is now reaching out to the public for their support in the ...
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By Tom Whitlam The ads taken out in newspapers across Canada by energy giants MEG, Cenovus and CNRL pretend that there is a way that continued government support for the oil and gas industry can be good for the environment. This is a lie.Canada supplies more corporate-welfare money to oil and gas companies than any ...
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By Udo Erasmas, Ph. D. Nutrition Udo Erasmus is a nutritionist, lecturer, and writer specializing in fats, oils, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids. To address the critical existing environmental issues in practical ways, begin with the broader perspective. Look at the Earth as a tiny blue marble floating and spinning in vast space without borders ...
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Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New Deal, a package of policies that would mobilize vast amounts of money to create new jobs and address inequality while fighting climate change. Led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. ...
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Tom Matthews, Loughborough University I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. This week I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south. Yet over the past few days I have been approached by various media outlets to talk not about that hazard, but about the unfolding UK ...
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Christopher Ragan, McGill University and Courtney Howard, University of Calgary Doctors and economists may seem like strange partners. We spend our days working on very different problems in very different settings. But climate change has injected a common and urgent vocabulary into our work. We find ourselves agreeing both about the nature of the problem ...
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Lorenzo Buscicchi, University of Waikato and Dan Weijers, University of Waikato New Zealand will release its first well-being budget this week, based on a suite of measures that track how New Zealanders are doing, including how happy they are. The latest World Happiness Report, issued by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks New Zealand ...
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Michael Hamm, University of Oxford There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look. Intensive use of fertilisers in the US Midwest is causing nutrients to run off into rivers and streams, degrading the water quality and causing a Connecticut-size dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Chocolate production will soon be challenged ...
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