Climate Crisis Blog

Another Fossil of the Day Award for Canada

In Barcelona, Spain, international negotiators have gathered for another round of UN climate talks. Observers from non-governmental organizations are monitoring the negotiations and giving out Fossil of the Day Awards to the countries that are blocking progress.... Read more »

Thousands of Canadians Call for Action on Climate Change

On October 24, more than 3,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill to call for urgent action on climate change. Many of the protesters were in town for Power Shift, a conference that brought together over a thousand young people from every region of Canada.... Read more »

Interactive Map Shows Dangers of Climate Change

The UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre has produced an interactive map showing the impacts of climate change, if the global average temperature rises 4 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average.... Read more »

Liberals and Conservatives Vote to Delay Climate Bill

On October 21, Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces to delay passage of Bill C-311, the Copenhagen Climate Bill.... Read more »

Open Letter Supporting the Copenhagen Climate Bill

Over forty leading organizations working on climate change are urging Members of Parliament to fast-track the Copenhagen Climate Bill (C-311).

An open letter supporting the bill was read aloud in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon by MP Bruce Hyer.... Read more »

Canada Needs a Plan Before Copenhagen

On October 21 there will be a critical vote on Bill C-311, the Copenhagen Climate Bill. Members of Parliament will have a choice: they can delay the bill, or support the swift passage of this crucial legislation.... Read more »

Pass the Copenhagen Climate Bill Now

Members of Parliament have been debating Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act.

Bill C-311 will ensure that Canada commits to science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, following recommendations of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.... Read more »

Fossil of the Day Awards for Canada

Canada was awarded yet another Fossil of the Day Award at the climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand, in recognition of the country’s obstruction of negotiations.

Canada wins First Place for blocking agreement on using 1990 as the base year for reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.... Read more »

UN Summit on Climate Change

On September 22, world leaders gathered in New York at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. With less than three months to go before climate talks in Copenhagen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the urgent need for progress. Failure to reach agreement on a climate treaty will have devastating consequences.... Read more »

Pedalling to Parliament

Canada’s very first cross-country climate relay rolled onto Parliament Hill on September 15. Pedal for the Planet riders hit the Hill after riding across British Columbia, the Prairies, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada.... Read more »

            

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