Highlights / climate change

Host L-R: Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov. 8,9,10, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Scientists around the world issue climate emergency warning Inspired in part by young activist Greta Thunberg, over 11,000 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter called “World» 

International

Record 45 million people in southern Africa facing food crisis, says UN

A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with nearly 11 million currently enduring drought-induced “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday. The 16-member» 

Environment, Politics

Thousands join Vancouver climate march with Greta Thunberg

Thousands of Canadians joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg in a climate march in downtown Vancouver Friday. The rally organized by Sustainabiliteens, a local youth organization, began at 11 a.m. outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thunberg, 16, is expected to speak at» 

Environment, Politics

Climate change will challenge new minority government

In Canada’s federal election, 63 per cent of voters chose parties with strong platforms on mitigating climate change. The Liberal Party will form the government but, since it does not have a majority of seats, it will have to seek» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Canada involved in two U.S. environmental lawsuits

In 2013, the U.S state of California engaged in a cap-and-trade carbon emissions trading deal with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Ontario backed out of the deal in 2018 with a change in the provincial government. Now Quebec finds» 

Environment

What is Canada doing to protect the environment? Read RCI’s reports

Is Canada doing enough to protect the environment? Read RCI’s recent reports on environmental protection, climate change and decisions of the Canadian political and justice systems on these issues. Extinction rebellion action in Canada: measured success By Lynn Desjardins, Friday 11» 

Environment, International, Society

Extinction rebellion action in Canada: measured success

On October 7, 2019, Extinction Rebellion activists blocked several bridges in Canada and succeeded in drawing attention to their message that climate change is an emergency already underway. The movement’s name refers to the belief that the world has entered» 

Politics

Party leaders debate climate, deficits, secularism and relations with China

The leaders of Canada’s six major political parties faced off in the final debate of the 2019 federal election Thursday evening as they jostled to improve their position entering the final lap of the campaign. Thursday’s debate was the second» 

Economy, Environment

Rising CO2 emissions to hit labour productivity in poorest countries

Extreme heat caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will lead to big losses in productivity, taking a heavy economic toll on countries that can least afford it, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. Heat exposure» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone»