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Oct 2, 2018

Get outside and save the world

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What could be more short-term thinking than rushing to exploit as many fossil fuels as possible before cleaner energy sources and the realities of global warming make them economically unviable?
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Sep 25, 2018

A butterfly-friendly balm for turbulent times

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The return of monarchs is great news, because only four years ago their situation looked bleak. The eastern monarch population had plummeted from one billion two decades before to only 35 million.
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Sep 18, 2018

The way to storm safety is the way to a brighter future

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The notion that storms and other weather events will follow predictable historical patterns is being shattered by record climate-related storms, droughts, floods and heat waves worldwide.
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Sep 12, 2018
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One of the worst words in the dictionary

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Durability was a prized attribute of clothing and other products. What's happened? Would a child today happily wear a hand-me-down? How many parents even think of passing clothing on that way?
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Aug 21, 2018

Hot enough for you?

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We're about to get a taste of what to expect if we fail to take every measure possible to slow and eventually halt human-caused climate disruption.
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Aug 14, 2018

Cool solutions mean a hothouse planet isn't inevitable

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The choices we make over the next decade will determine our future. We've already locked into substantial warming and are seeing the consequences, but it's not yet too late to change course.
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Aug 7, 2018

Will energy efficiency stall climate disruption?

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Many experts argue that energy efficiency could play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in industrial nations like Canada and the U.S., where we tend to waste a lot.
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Jul 31, 2018

Reconciling energy and Indigenous rights

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Most of Canada's fossil-fuelled energy policies are on a collision course with reconciliation. Shifting to renewable energy would be a win for the environment, climate, economy, and Indigenous rights.
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Jul 24, 2018

Plastics are not the future

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The best way to avoid the massive damage that comes with plastics and fossil fuels is to stop using so many. That's why cities and countries worldwide are banning single-use items made from plastic.
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Jul 17, 2018

We can't hide from global warming's consequences

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Over the past few months, heat records have broken worldwide. Despite the calamity unfolding before our eyes, many people and organizations still cast doubt on climate science and scientists.
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Jul 10, 2018

Fake grassroots campaigns deserve uprooting

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Astroturf campaigns aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly widespread and effective as social media and the internet play a greater role in shaping public opinion.
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Jun 26, 2018

Caribou science denial cripples conservation efforts

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To downplay the urgent need to protect caribou and manage habitat, forest industry associations are using tactics the fossil fuel industry uses to sow doubt and confusion about scientific evidence.
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Jun 6, 2018

Don't water down marine protection

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Drawing lines on a map to meet targets doesn't increase biodiversity. We should create protected areas where science says they're needed most.
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May 15, 2018
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Honorary degree sparks necessary debate

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If a university isn't the place to air a range of ideas about the geophysical, social, and economic consequences of profligate fossil fuel use, we should worry about the future of academic inquiry.
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May 1, 2018
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Cutting through polluted public discourse

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The debasement of public discourse through poorly moderated online commenting and unreliable media has spawned an army of people who don't concern themselves with facts or logical consistency.

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