Climate Action News This Week

Act on Climate March – Quebec City

On Saturday April 11, 25,000+ beautiful people marched for climate action in Quebec City, as well as 15 other Canadian cities. It was the largest environmental protest ever in Quebec City and one of the largest climate rallies in Canada’s history. We told premiers one simple thing: they cannot act on climate while approving tar […]

Major environmental groups praise initiative from premiers at climate summit but press for urgent action on tar sands so efforts not undermined

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 14 April 2015 (Quebec City) - Environmental groups from across Canada are pleased to see some of Canada’s provincial premiers working together to tackle the critical issue of climate change and that the provinces recognize the importance of moving towards a low carbon economy and of putting a price on […]

61% of Canadians say protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands

National poll shows Canadians want leadership on climate protection EMBARGOED UNTIL 6 A.M. APRIL 8, 2015 Ottawa, Canada – Canadians believe climate disruption is a moral issue and that climate protection trumps development of the tarsands and pipelines. They want politicians to control carbon pollution and give citizens a say in energy decision-making. Canadians believe: […]

Momentum Builds for Pricing Carbon Pollution

“The scientific case for prioritizing action on climate change is clearer than ever. We have little time before the window of opportunity to stay within 2ºC of warming closes. To keep a good chance of staying below 2ºC, and at manageable costs, our emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent globally between 2010 and […]

Acidic water blamed for West Coast scallop die-off

By Randy Shore Ten million scallops that have died in the waters near Qualicum Beach due to rising ocean acidity are the latest victims in a series of marine die-offs that have plagued the West Coast for a decade. Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere are being absorbed by the ocean and may have […]