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Stop Everything #18: Maxime Bernier's climate-denialism is a political warning

darcy higgins

All the papers last week were abuzz about an op-ed written by now-backbench Conservative MP Maxime Bernier. Writing how climate change is an unsure thing indeed, he said his party was on the right track by playing it cool in Copenhagen. He was roundly criticized by Canadian media and bloggers. Globe contributor Robert Silver called […] More »

Stop Everything #9: Leaky emails and "climategate" don't change the basics

rebecca mcneil

The results from a recent study seems to perfectly illustrate Canada’s increasing confusion on climate change. While Canadians agreed that “climate change is the planet’s defining crisis”, when given a list of arguments used on either side of the climate change debate, there was a surprising amount of belief that both arguments held some truth. […] More »

Stop Everything #8: Canada is climate central this week as Gore, Monbiot touch down

darcy higgins

Canada has been a hotspot for international climate activists this week. We’ve got Al Gore in Toronto, warning among other things that using tar sands oil takes away any advantages of greening our vehicle fleet. Then there’s Britain’s George Monbiot speaking this Saturday at the University of Toronto (2-4PM) on the “Countdown to Copenhagen: Who […] More »

EcoChamber #9: Standing up for the little guys

emily hunter

[Editor’s note: Every month, Eco-Chamber profiles an environmental activist from Canada or abroad, called “Eco-Warriors.” These profiles are a collection of stories Emily is working on for a book called The Next Eco-Warriors.] In a matter of 10 months, she went from eco-nobody to climate justice crusader. Attempting to put island nations back on the […] More »