Content tagged “climate change”

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  • Ontario acknowledges climate urgency

    In a recent Globe and Mail article, columnist Jeffrey Simpson attacked Ontario's climate plan, writing that it will be complicated and inflexible and will rely "on government to force-feed change." Putting aside the fact that the authorized version of the plan has not even been released yet — all we have at this point is a leaked document obtained by the Globe — the criticisms seem unfair. While some aspects of the plan are problematic, much of it appears highly beneficial. More »

    Climate & Clean Energy

  • Eating less meat will reduce Earth's heat

    Estimates of how much animal agriculture adds to greenhouse gases range widely, from about 14 to more than 50 per cent of total global emissions. Agriculture exacerbates climate change in a number of ways. Clearing carbon sinks such as forests to grow or raise food can result in net greenhouse gas increases. Farming, especially on an industrial scale, also requires fossil fuel-burning machinery, as does processing and transporting agricultural products. More »

    Science Matters

  • Change is in the air

    We only recognize the significance of events in the context of history. I recently had a day like any other except it made me wonder if we're on the verge of historical change. More »

    Science Matters

  • Will cap-and-trade slow climate change?

    The David Suzuki Foundation and others have long argued that provinces and the federal government should put a price on carbon, through carbon taxes, cap-and-trade or a combination of both. The urgent need to address global warming means provinces that have adopted cap-and-trade need to strengthen it by ensuring emissions drop faster and polluters pay a price that truly reflects the damage caused by carbon pollution. More »

    Science Matters

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