Highlights/climate change

Environment

Oceans warming faster bolstering climate change worry: study

Yet another study shows that the world’s oceans are warming rapidly and researchers say this confirms the scientific evidence that the planet is warming due to human activity. Warming oceans mean more storms, extreme precipitation The scientists from China and» 

Environment

Climate change played major role in extreme wildfire: study

Canadian scientists have found that human-induced climate change played a major role in the extreme wildfire in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) in 2017. “As the climate continues to warm, we can expect that costly extreme wildfires seasons» 

The LINK Online Dec 21-22-23, 2018

As we prepare to pause for the Christmas holidays, your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) More Canadians arrested in China Another Canadian is reported to be under arrest in China, although this» 

Environment, Society

Extreme weather ‘clearly linked’ to climate change: government

The government of Canada has issued a list of top ten weather stories of 2018 adding that Canadians continue to experience more and more extreme weather that scientists clearly link to climate change. ‘What’s different…is intensity, duration, frequency’ “What we» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment

Climate change and iconic winter activity in Canada

Canada is a northern country, where several months of cold is a fact of life. Certainly a major part of winter in Canada has been outdoor skating. Creating a backyard rink for the kids has been a part of that,» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

COP-24: What accomplishments?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) has ended in Katowice, Poland. In attendance was Binnu Jeyakumar, Director of Clean Energy at Pembina Institute» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada, U.K. lobby against coal-fired energy

At the UN climate change talks in Poland, Canada and the United Kingdom are lobbying to reduce the world’s dependency on coal for generating electricity. “Coal is the dirtiest of all the fossil fuels by far,” says Warren Mabee, director» 

Oil, gas companies weaken climate goals, charge groups

Oil and gas companies in Canada are systematically weakening and delaying Canada’s climate plan, say environmental groups attending the climate summit (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The group Environmental Defence charges that the Canadian government continues to give subsidies to» 

Environment, Politics

Climate change: are cities ready?

A new study looked at some 63 of the most populous municipalities across the country, and evaluated their plans to cope with climate change. Dave Guyadeen (PhD, MCIP, RPP) is lead author of the study, He is an assistant professor» 

Update on 3 iconic species at risk

A new report from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), says that three species identified with Canada are now at increased risk. In less that 20 years, the group says an invasive beetle has killed»