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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...
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...
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
Thanki, Nathan; Nacpil, Lidy; Rehma, Asad
Article
2015
DeSmogBlog
For most people the word justice conjures up images of superheroes and supreme courts. It seems a grand notion with little bearing on the practicalities of daily life. And when applied to the climate ...
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...
Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
Article
2012
The Guardian
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...
The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2014
Ecologist
As millions join in climate marches and other actions around the world, the mainstream focus on energy is missing the 55% of emissions that come from mismanaged land and destroyed forests. The key is ...
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.
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.
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
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.
Earning a Profit from Global Warming
Dolack, Peter
Article
2015
CounterPunch
As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. S...
$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.
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...
Genetically Modified Crops Can Thrive as the World Warms
Kirby, Alex
Article
2016
Truthdig!
Genetically engineering photosynthesis in plants could take advantage of rising global temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide, US scientists say. They believe this could achieve much high...
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 ...
How green are your ethics?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
The assumption that underlies much of the discussion on carbon neutrality is that any activity that emits CO2 - and that means virtually every human activity - is something to apologise for. All human...
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 ...
India's killer heatwave - a deadly warning of the world we face, without climate action
Hanna, Liz
Article
2015
The Ecologist
As delegates prepare for the Bonn climate talks, India is being struck by extreme heat with a long-delayed monsoon season and a death toll of thousands. If this is an indicator of the warming world to...
The Inner Light
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 Episode 25
Gendel, Morgan
Film/Video
1992
Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is struck with an energy beam from an alien probe. While minutes pass for the rest of the crew, Picard experiences 40 years as Kamin, a humanoid scientist who...
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.
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands
A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
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.
Leave most fossil fuels in the ground, or fry
Kirby, Alex
Article
2015
The Ecologist
For the world to meet its climate goals, a third of the world's oil, half its gas and 80% of its coal must stay underground.
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.
Natural environment
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
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...
Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
Article
2015
Inter Press Service
In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need th...
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 - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Overlooking the Obvious With Naomi Klein
Climate, Capitialism and the Left
Collins, Craig
Article
2014
CounterPunch.org
The lesson that Naomi Klein overlooks seems clear. Climate chaos is just one DEVASTATING symptom of our dysfunctional society. To survive catabolic capitalism and germinate an alternative, movement ac...
Pure Propaganda - The Great Global Warming Swindle
Article
2007
Medialens
The Scientists Are The Bad Guys.
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...
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...
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
Article
2015
Pambazuka News
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
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.
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.
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...
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

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.
Doubt is their Product
How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Michaels, David (ed.)
Book
2008
Reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitious tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Offers concrete, workable suggestions for how it can be res...
A Line in the Tar Sands
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Book
2014
The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontl...
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, ...


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