Content tagged “climate change”

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  • What Canada's coal phase-out means

    On November 21, 2016 the federal government announced a plan to speed up the shift off coal, Canada's dirtiest power source. Under the new regulations, Canada will be free of conventional coal-fired electricity by 2030. This is a major win for public health, the environment and the economy. More »

    Climate & Clean Energy

  • Hard work and love trump fear and hate

    We mustn't let fear overcome us. It's time to stand together to work for justice and human rights, for equity, for liberty, for a cleaner environment, for governments that serve the people rather than corporations — for the values the United States of America was supposedly founded on. We must listen to each other and promote dialogue rather than debate. More »

    Science Matters

  • Heated debates ignore an overheating planet

    Considering the magnitude of the threat, you'd think global warming would merit an entire debate between the two contenders for president of what is still the world's most powerful and influential country. At the very least, it's significant enough to warrant numerous questions from debate moderators and thorough policy discussions from the candidates. More »

    Science Matters

  • Airline emissions are flying too high

    In July, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working on electric planes. These developments mean air travel and transport could become more environmentally friendly, with less pollution and fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and planes would be quieter. More »

    Science Matters

  • Let's push the prime minister to get moving on climate

    Unless the current round of targets is withdrawn and replaced by more ambitious actions — something called for in the Paris Agreement as "ratcheting up" — we'll lose any chance of keeping Arctic ice at the pole, which will set off feedback loops that will accelerate global warming. Cascading events of greater severity will become unavoidable. More »

    Science Matters

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