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Climate Change in Canada | Climate Atlas of Canada

“Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 10,000 years. Human activity is causing greenhouse gases to accumulate in the atmosphere, and the resulting “greenhouse effect” is trapping more and more heat in the air and oceans. Temperatures are rising, and weather extremes risk becoming the “new normal.”

The climate threat is real, but so are exciting possibilities to find new and creative approaches to living together with health and prosperity within the limits of the natural world.”

(From the ClimateAtlas.ca website – https://climateatlas.ca/)

CLIMATE CRISIS IS REAL | THE GUARDIAN

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

“The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.”

(From the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change website – https://www.ipcc.ch/)

Download the IPCC_WGI-AR6-Press-Release Here

Project Drawdown

The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

(From the The Project Drawdown website – https://www.drawdown.org/)

In cities and on the land, Manitoba holds possible answers to climate crisis | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-climate-change-solutions-1.6141179

Good news: Some climate change impacts are ‘reversible.’ Here’s what that means | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/irreversible-climate-change-1.6137709

FireSmoke Canada

Canadian portal for information about wildland fire weather and smoke. (From http://firesmoke.ca/ website)

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE | NASA

Evidence of Facts on Climate Change | Vital signs of our planet. (From website: https://climate.nasa.gov/)

Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

“Global warming is real and human-caused. It is leading to large-scale climate change. Under the guise of climate “skepticism”, the public is bombarded with misinformation that casts doubt on the reality of human-caused global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming “skepticism”.”

(From website https://skepticalscience.com/)

2040 – Official Trailer – From Madman Films

“From #DamonGameau, the director of That Sugar Film, comes #2040film. An aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today.” (From Madman Films – YouTube)

Causes of Climate Change | Government of Canada Website

What is the most important cause of climate change?

(From Environmental & Natural Resources – Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment.html)

Humans ‘pushing Earth close to tipping point’, say most in G20 | The Guardian

“Global survey finds 74% also want climate crises and protecting nature prioritised over jobs and profit” (From The Guardian by Jonathan Watts – Mon 16 Aug 2021 23.01 BST)

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef | The Guardian

“Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from Unicef. The UN agency’s head called the situation “unimaginably dire”.”

(From The Guardian website – Damian Carrington Environment editor – Fri 20 Aug 2021 01.01 BST )

The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis | Unicef

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis presents the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI), which uses data to generate new global evidence on how many children are currently exposed to climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses.

(From Unicef.org website)

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record | The Guardian

“Precipitation was so unexpected, scientists had no gauges to measure it, and is stark sign of climate crisis”

(From The Guardian website – Damian Carrington Environment editor – Fri 20 Aug 2021 13.08 BST)

Cost of Trans Mountain expansion soars to $12.6B | CBC News

“Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson announced Friday that the cost of building the pipeline expansion has soared from an initial estimate of $7.4 billion to $12.6 billion.”

(From CBC News – Vassy Kapelos, John Paul Tasker · CBC News · Posted: Feb 07, 2020 10:20 AM ET | Last Updated: February 11, 2020)

Taxpayers have spent at least $23B on pipeline subsidies and supports since 2018: report | CBC News

“‘Alarming’ that nearly half of that support came after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, group says”

(From CBC News – David Thurton · CBC News · Posted: Jul 06, 2021 3:24 PM ET | Last Updated: July 7)

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil? | The Guardian

“In fact, since 1999, more than $200bn has been invested into the Alberta oil sands for that future. But what if that cash had gone into wind energy instead?”

(From The Guardian by Stephen Leahy)

Ottawa, provinces and territories not on track to meet new climate targets: report | CBC News

“‘All hands on deck’ approach needed to fight climate change, report says”

(By David Thurton · CBC News · Posted: Jul 22, 2021 5:00 PM ET | Last Updated: July 24)

All Hands on Deck | Pembina Institute Website

“An assessment of provincial, territorial and federal readiness to deliver a safe climate”

(PUBLICATION – July 22, 2021 – By Nichole Dusyk, Isabelle Turcotte, Thomas Gunton, Josha MacNab, Sarah McBain, Noe Penney, Julianne Pickrell-Barr, Myfannwy Pope)

Green taxation can help us recover from the Covid-19 crisis | Climatechangenews.com

“Raising taxes during an economic downturn might seem counterintuitive but it could be the key to Covid-19 recovery. The secret lies in which taxes to raise: when it comes to impacts on the economy, jobs, and the environment, not all taxes are created equal.”

(By Tara Laan – Published on 

95% of existing ocean climates could disappear by 2100 if CO2 emissions continue to climb | CBC News

“A new study suggests that, unless CO2 is drastically cut, Earth’s oceans could lose 95 per cent of their existing climates.”

(By Nicole Mortillaro · CBC News · Posted: Aug 26, 2021 1:37 PM ET | Last Updated: August 26)


New report: Federal government subsidies and financing for fossil fuels reached nearly $18 billion in 2020 | environmentaldefence.ca

“In advance of the federal budget, a new report from Environmental Defence shows that the federal government and its agencies increased financial support for oil and gas companies as country grappled with COVID-19”

(For Immediate Release: April 15, 2021 – environmentaldefence.ca)

The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech | The Guardian

This moment calls for humility – we cannot innovate ourselves out of this mess

(By Peter Sutoris, Mon 24 May 2021 12.00 BST)

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“Sometimes we just simply have to find a way. The moment we decide to fulfill something, we can do anything. And I’m sure the moment we start behaving as if we were in an emergency, we can avoid climate and ecological catastrophe. Humans are very adaptable. we can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses.”

-Greta Thunberg