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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones LLP is a Canadian business law firm with Canadian offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa, and represented internationally in Doha and Beijing. Our ranks are filled with leaders in the fields of m...
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Telecommunication Union
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. For nearly 145 years, ITU has coo...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige Zukunft. Es besch„ftigt be...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
Universal Postal Union
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) with its Headquarters in Berne (Switzerland) is the primary forum for cooperation between postal-sector players and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date prod...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

News Releases

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
2009-12-17
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Accuracy of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Results Challenged by Recent H. Douglas Lightfoot Paper
2010-12-15
The Lightfoot Institute
A recent independent review, by H. Douglas Lightfoot, of a crucial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis (AR4), appears in the Decemb...
Axworthy joins Aspen Institute on Climate Change
2008-10-28
University of Winnipeg
Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg has accepted an invitation to serve as a commissioner on the Aspen Institute's Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Chang...
Bob Rae to Visit ClimateFast
2012-10-02
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
In the final hours of their 12 day Fast, Climate Fasters welcome more MP's, bringing the total to 18 so far to sign the pledge board. Bob Rae and Nathan Cullen expected later today.
Boutilier crosses Alberta border on 5,000km unicycle trek for climate action
2014-05-13
Unity for the Climate
Victoria-to-Ottawa unicycle ride passes first provincial milestone
Climate Change: Aircraft fuel is cheaper than Coke, a direct tax on fossil fuel is what the world needs urgently.
2009-12-09
What is needed is to actually make annual cuts in international trade. After all, how can the world aim to bring down greenhouse gas emissions when on the other it aims to push for increased internati...
Climate Fast News from The Hill
2012-09-30
Hungry For Climate Leadership
On DAY 10 of the Fast, climate activists, maintain their presence on Parliament Hill to call on the Government to take immediate action to confront the Climate crisis and ask for public to pledge thei...
Climate Fast: Rae Signs, Will Mulcair Sign? Environment Minister Kent is a No Show
2012-10-04
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Climate Fasters end their 12 day fast, tired but elated as pledges of support continue to flow in. Solidarity vigils held in Toronto, Halifax and Salt Springs.
Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen visits Toronto on Sept. 15-16
2010-09-08
Science for Peace
Science for Peace and The Centre for Global Change Science of U of T welcome the world#s foremost climate scientist and author of "Storms of My Grandchildren", Dr. James Hansen, for public talks and m...
ClimateFast Annual Fast and Vigil Sept 28-Oct 2 - Conversations and Action on Climate
2014-09-29
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
For the third year in a row dedicated ClimateFasters are holding vigil on Parliament Hill, carbon fasting or food fasting, Hungry for Climate Leadership. Canada’s failure to take responsibility for ...
ClimateFast Hosts Cross-Country Unicyclist in Toronto on 5,000km Ride for Climate Action
2014-08-24
Unity for the Climate
Joseph Boutilier nears Parliament Hill on homestretch of ride from Victoria BC
ClimateFast Vigil for Climate Action, Remember Haiyan, Protest Inaction at COP 19
2013-11-22
ClimateFast
12:30 - dusk, Friday Nov 22nd, 511 Lawrence Ave. Office of Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver Toronto climate activists will camp out today on the doorstep of Minister Joe Oliver's constituency o...
Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW
2014-11-04
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) present Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW, Sunday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Rooms 308/309.
Cross-Canada unicycle trip will promote Unity for the Climate
2014-03-24
Unity for the Climate
5,000-km cross-Canada unicycle trip calls for political action on climate change and related issues.
Day 12 of the Fast - Still Hungry for Climate Change
2012-10-02
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Fasters Enter Day 12 of Climate Fast hungry, tired, but jubilant as pledges begin to roll in. Solidarity is growing all across Canada, with vigils in Halifax, Toronto, and Salt Spring Island, BC.
Des jeunes participent à une occupation pacifique pour la justice climatique à l'intérieur du Comité sur l'Environement de la Chambre des Communes
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six jeunes ont entrepris une occupation pacifique à l'intrieur du Parlement canadien, à l'occasion d'une rencontre du Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable dans l'édifice d...
Fasters Head to Court
2012-10-01
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Day 11 of Fast - Three "Hungry for Climate Leadership" Fasters in Court - Climate Change Trial Begins in Ottawa Courtroom - Harper Government Accused of Dividing Canadians With Oil-Dominated Energy a...
5,000km Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Culminates on Parliament Hill
2014-09-11
Unity for the Climate
Campaign calls for political action and unity to address climate change as Parliament reconvenes.
5,000KM Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Passes 2-Week, 500km Milestone
2014-04-23
Unity for the Climate
Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Approaches Paulson Summit, Castlegar BC
Focus on Honduran crisis, Haiti and more in the July-August issue of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2010-07-07
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
This edition draws together analysts, policy-makers and development practitioners to look into current issues in Honduras, Haiti and Central America among others on themes such as democracy, energy, t...
Government neglect and ignorance about climate change
2011-06-01
Science for Peace
Academics from universities throughout Canada are demanding immediate, informed and responsible action on climate change. Parliament convenes, following the complete omission during the current electi...
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record
2013-11-06
World Meteorological Organization
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet ...
Hungry for Climate Leadership - Day 9 of Fast for Climate Justice on the Hill
2012-09-29
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
It's Day 9 and the Fasters are hungry, but determined to convey the urgency of the crisis to our elected officials and asks them to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and develop a Natio...
July 5: Thousands to march in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate
2015-06-30
March on July 5 comes on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits
109 MPs sign CLIMATE PLEDGE, ClimateFasters close with Vigil on Day of Nonviolence
2013-10-02
ClimateFast
ClimateFast committed to push Government for action on Climate Change. More MPs and citizens sign on.
One-Wheel Climate Ride Rolls Into Winnipeg
2014-06-14
Unity for the Climate
Cross-Canada Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Approaches Halfway Mark in Manitoba
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
2009-12-06
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Plenty of work to do, but still lots to be thankful for!
2009-10-07
Earth Day Canada
As Thanksgiving approaches and we gather with friends and family for the annual feast, we recognize in our lives that there are a number of things we can and should be thankful for.
Sources welcomes Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
2009-06-18
Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society. The Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society monitors and reports on the population status of Arctic marine mammals...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...
Take Action for Climate Justice: Mobilize November 30, 2009
2009-11-13
A broad coalition of organizations working for social, ecological, racial and economic justice has come together under the banner of the Mobilization for Climate Justice. Join us as we organize mass a...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
2015-04-05
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
Toronto Joins in Solidarity with Ottawa Climate Fast
2012-10-01
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Join with us on Oct. 2nd, in solidarity with the Ottawa Fasters to mark the final day of the Climatefast, Int'l Day of Non-Violence & Gandhi's birthday in a peaceful demonstration for action on Climat...
Toronto woman fasting in solidarity with the people of the Philipines
2013-11-14
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Lyn Adamson, co- chair of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is fasting this week for climate justice in solidarity with the people of the Philipines. Adamson says “I will be fasting in solidarity wi...
Unicycle Ride for Climate Action pauses for 24 hr. Fast
2014-04-29
ClimateFast
Unity for Climate Action unicyclist, Joseph Boutillier, enroute to Ottawa, joins hundreds worldwide in 24 hr Fast for climate action May 1st.
VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions
2015-04-01
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere.
Youth Stage Peaceful Sit-in for Climate Justice inside House of Common's Environment Committee
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six youth staged a peaceful sit-in inside the Canadian parliament, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, pledging to stay until the Harper government acts ...

Sources Select Resources

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Arctic Death Rattle
Hunziker, Robert
Article
2016
Dissident Voice
The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc thro...
As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
Grossman, Elizabeth
Article
2016
In These Times
The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached al...
Beckoning Committed Climate Activists
Extreme Weather and Even More Extreme Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Bond, Patrick
Article
2013
Counter Punch
It is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated.
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Working-Class Perspectives
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
Climate Change Poses Huge Challenge To The Coast Guard, But Fox News Would Rather Dismiss It
Harrington, Chris
Article
2015
Media Matters
Climate change and national security are no laughing matters but Fox News thinks it's hilarious when you pair the two together. The scientific community would disagree with Fox News.
Climate change: the eco-socialist solution
Article
2009
Resistance
Climate change reminds us, in a phrase attributed to Lao Tzu, that "if you don't change direction you may end up where you are heading." The road of capitalism is now lined with horrors and we must fi...
Climate Crisis - The Collapse In Corporate Media Coverage
Article
2011
Medialens
We find that Britain and the US - the two countries responding most aggressively to alleged 'threats' to human security in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya - are also the two countries least...
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
Truthout
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
The Climate Denial Industry Is Out To Dupe The Public. And It's Working
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The climate denial industry consists of people who are paid to say that man-made global warming isn't happening.
Climate politics must be as radical as the climate crisis
Butler, Simon
Article
2013
Climate and Capitalism
If the climate action movement allows its goals to be shaped by what is permissible in a capitalist economy then it has already failed. To respond to the climate emergency, our politics must be as rad...
CO2 Emissions are Being 'Outsourced' by Rich Countries to Rising Economies
Goldenberg, Suzanne
Article
2014
The Guardian
Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe.
A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
Brown, Alleen
Article
2017
The Intercept
Via memos leaked to the press, rogue tweets, and unnamed agency sources, the public learned of growing pressure on federal employees to avoid sharing their scientific work. Meanwhile, small but signif...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
Crossing the River of Fire
The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything
Foster, John B.; Clark, Brett
Article
2015
Monthly Review
A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
Death By A Thousand Cuts: Earth Enters The 'Danger Zone'
Media Lens
Article
2015
Media Lens
2014 was the warmest year on record for the world; possibly the warmest in 5000 years. Even worse, this warming will soon double the pollution levels of our planet. Meanwhile, corporate media couldn't...
A Death Sentence For Africa
The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables
Article
2011
Medialens
Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a glo...
A Direct Tax On Fossil Fuel Is What The World Needs Urgently
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2009
Countercurrents
A direct tax on fossil fuels is the only realistic way to achieve the necessary cuts.
Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short, Jesse
Article
2013
Against the Current
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
$88 billion a year in subsidies for climate disaster
Global governments spend more than double what energy companies invest to find new regions for oil and gas drilling, despite climate change
Prupis, Nadia
Article
2014
Climate & Capitalism
Despite pledging in 2009 to phase out public subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, G20 countries have disregarded those promises and are currently spending $88 billion a year in taxpayer money to fu...
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
Grandia, Kevin and DeMelle, Brendan
Article
2016
CountePunch
Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state un...
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008
Angus, Ian
Article
2007
Canadian Dimension
Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left mov...
Gates of Delusion: Media Distortions and REAL Climate Scandals
Article
2010
Medialens
Climate-related storms in a teacup have been appearing in the corporate media almost on a daily basis. This nonsense is distracting attention from a mountain of evidence that human-induced climate cha...
God's plan for climate change
Sottile, J P
Article
2014
Ecologist
How, and why, does the US Right and its evangelical 'Christian' wing campaign for mal-education, ignorance, corporate dominance, and the profligate consumption of fossil fuels?
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record
Sources News Release
Article
2013
World Meteorological Organization
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet ...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
I was wrong on veganism
Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The Guardian
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
The Ice Melts Into Water
Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism And The Corporate Media
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2012
Media Lens
Last month, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be ...
The Illusion of Democracy
Liberal Journalism, Wikileaks And Climate Deceptions
Cormwell, David
Article
2012
MediaLens
In an era of permanent war, economic meltdown and climate ‘weirding’, we need all the champions of truth and justice that we can find. But where are they? What happened to trade unions, the green move...
Inuit Are Living on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Hanley, Charles J.
Article
2009
Reznet
Climate change is being felt in northwest Canada, and in a wide circle at the top of the world, stretching from Alaska through the Siberian tundra, into northern Scandinavia and Greenland, and on to C...
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2014
Climate & Capitalism
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
Cole, Juan
Article
2015
Equal Times
US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) w...
Keep it in the Ground
Article
2015
The Guardian
A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
Let Them Eat Climate Change
Montague, Brendan
Article
2015
DeSmog UK
The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refine...
The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure
Parkin, Scott
Article
2014
Ecologist
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians can yield results worth having. Radical change on...
Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2017
CounterPunch
Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
The Manufactured Doubt Industry And The Hacked Email Controversy
Masters, Jeff
Article
2009
Weather Underground
The fossil fuel industry has been working for years to create a smokescreen of doubt to obscure the facts of global warming.
Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
Ecologist
How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. ...
Naomi Klein: To fight climate change we must fight capitalism
Klein, Naomi
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Interview with Naomi Klein, the author of "This Changes Everything."
The Need for Clear Demands at the Peoples' Climate March
Peterman, Anne
Article
2014
Daily Kos
In New York City on September 21st, a major climate march is planned. It will take place two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's UN Climate Summit -- a one-day closed door session where the...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
Labor Network for Sustainability
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
Article
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Connexions
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
'The Planet Can't Keep Doing Us A Favour'
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
Media Lens
With humanity's huge impact on the planet's climate becoming ever clearer, the claim of 'history in the making' is truly deserved.
Rampaging Climate Deniers' Losing Battle
Salzman, Lorna
Article
2009
Countercurrents
Because of the flimsy comprehension of science and evolution of most writers in the mass media, those who venture to write about evolution feel constrained to present "alternative" views. But "alterna...
Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
Tickell,Oliver
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in ...
Roadblocks to Climate Activism
The Problem of Natural Localism
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The consequences of global warming. The evidence for the evolving dire effects of building CO2 and other greenhouse gases is getting increasingly conclusive. We are a species influenced by natural loc...
Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
McKibben, Bill
Article
2016
The Ecologist
One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversib...
Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense
Rennie, John
Article
2009
Scientific American
Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone wh...
'Stable' NE Greenland ice sheet is melting away
Khan, Shfaqat Abbas
Article
2014
Ecologist
A new study has found that the NE section of the Greenland ice sheet - thought to be stable due to the extreme cold - has been losing ice since 2006 with increasing speed. And that has huge implicati...
System Change Not Climate Change
Website
2011
Council of Canadians
A website with multimedia resources intended to educate and inspire people to take collective action for climate justice.
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
This Is About Us
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Guardian
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Climate Change
Morales, Evo
Article
2008
Capitalism's glorification of competition and thirst for limitless profit are destroying the planet.
VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere.
Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change
Short-Term Profits Trump Survival
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Climate skeptics in Congress, and oil and coal industry lobbyists like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Coal Council (ACC) may be preventing any significant action in the US on ...
Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism
The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest
Massey, Brian
Article
2016
Civil Eats
When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than...
What If America's Leaders Actually Want Catastrophic Climate Change?
Thinking the Unthinkable
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Our leaders, political and corporate, may be puerile, egocentric greed-heads, but they are not stupid. They surely for the most part recognize that the Earth is heating up and heading at full speed to...
What's at stake in Copenhagen
The crucial debates at Copenhagen
Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar
Article
2009
Red Pepper
Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoli...
While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
Mandel, Charles
Article
2016
National Observer
With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
Street, Paul
Article
2015
Counter Punch
In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confir...
Why We Left Our Farms to Come to Copenhagen
Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum
Saragih, Henry
Article
2009
La Via Campesina
Climate change is already seriously impacting us. It brings floods, droughts and the outbreak of pests that are all causing harvest failures. I must point out that these harvest failures are something...
Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the An...
Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
Bryan, Kim
Article
2009
Red Pepper
With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.

Sources Bookshelf

After the Ice Age
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Pielou, E.C.
Book
1991
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Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Marshall, George
Book
2014
A book that tries to understand why people are so prone to deny or ignore the reality of climate change.
The Heat Is On
The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription
Gelbspan, Ross
Book
1997
A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...
Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...

Media

BC Forest Professional
News and information about the forestry profession in British Columbia, professional issues, forest policy and the Association of BC Professional Foresters.
Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Plant
Canadian industry. Company profiles, industry news coverage and new product reviews.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment and Energy: * Develops and promotes policies that help to maintain the ecosystem by protecting the quality of our air, water and land. * Promotes energy and water efficienc...
Northwest Territories Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
To promote sustainable development through the management and protection of the quality, diversity and abundance of natural resources and the integrity of the environment.
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is a federal government department specializing in the sustainable development and use of natural resources -- energy, minerals and metals, and forests. Our work contr...


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