Simon Dalby, Wilfrid Laurier University It is another hot, hot summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Sweden is having trouble fighting wildfires north of the Arctic Circle. Greece has seen its worst wildfires in years, and even Britain has been scorched. In Canada, British Columbia has, once again, declared a state of emergency, and Calgary has ...
Read more
Kamyar Razavi, Simon Fraser University In a May episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Bill Nye the Science Guy took a blowtorch to a miniature globe. It was an effort to startle Americans out of their complacency over climate change. Whether on late-night TV or the nightly news, alarm is a recurring feature ...
Read more
Warren Mabee, Queen’s University, Ontario On June 18, the government of Canada declared a national climate emergency. The next day, the same government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX), which will be able to move almost 600,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the Port of Burnaby in British Columbia. If this ...
Read more
Tony Robert Walker, Dalhousie University; Mark Mallory, Acadia University, and Stephanie Avery-Gomm, The University of Queensland Canada recently announced a ban on single-use plastics. Items like straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers and Styrofoam fast-food containers and cups will be banned by 2021. But even as the list of countries that have made similar pledges grows, ...
Read more
Page 5 of 5 12345