With Canada’s safe carbon budget too small for tar sands, hunt for solutions goes global

National Observer by Barry Saxifrage July 22, 2015 The Alberta tar sands contain a gargantuan 170 billion barrels of oil that are economically viable to extract using today’s technology. Unfortunately, the climate pollution from extracting it all using current technology would exceed any safe and sane carbon budget for Canada. (See: “Tar sands vs Canada’s […]

At Vatican, Mayors Pledge Climate Change Fight

The New York Times by Gaia Pianigiani July 21, 2015 VATICAN CITY — About 60 mayors from around the world gathered here on Tuesday and pledged to combat global warming and help the poor deal with its effects, at a conference swiftly organized by the Vatican barely a month after Pope Francis’ sweeping encyclical on […]