New IPCC report flags diet and land-use changes to curb climate chaos

New IPCC report flags diet and land-use changes to curb climate chaos

Suggests planting trees, eating less meat and reforming agricultural practices
Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Inter

Deniers deflated as climate reality hits home

As it gets harder to deny the reality of climate change, ridiculous claims and agendas arise
Climate science deniers are becoming desperate as their numbers diminish in the face of incontrovertible evidence that human-caused global warming is putting our future at risk.

Nova Scotia’s golden addiction to toxic mining

As one government department spends millions to clean up polluted sites from previous gold rushes, another department’s involved in making the next gold rush happen.
David Clark remembers where he was the day the trouble started.

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

"It’s absurd to think an issue like climate change belongs to one party"
Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political priorities served by “green” parties.

Avoiding climate chaos means zeroing in on emissions

There's little time to get emissions under control before temperatures rise to catastrophic levels.
We're caught in a bad cycle.

Climate change and biodiversity should be top headline news

“Reporting the truth about climate disruption, and its solutions, could be contagious.”
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report in October warning of how quickly we’re advancing toward irreversible climate chaos, it led the —for a day.

SCIENCE MATTERS: True leaders work for us, not the fossil fuel industry

A just transition is possible, necessary and best-case scenario.
Some politicians believe protecting a sunset industry’s interests is more important than looking out for the citizens who elected them.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Government support for electric vehicles drives down emissions

Make like Norway and plug in, Canada.
Electric vehicles won’t save us from runaway climate change, but they’re part of the solution, along with support for public transit and active transport like walking and cycling.

SCIENCE MATTERS: What do we do when the cathedral burns?

Billionaires acted quickly on Notre Dame fire but where's the concern for the raging fire that is climate change?
When Paris’s Notre Dame caught fire on April 15, the flames threatened more than eight centuries of culture and history.

SCIENCE MATTERS: When does plant and animal species loss become a societal crisis?

Tumbling walruses make us cry, but do they make us change?
It’s heartening, in the midst of the human-caused sixth mass extinction, to find good wildlife recovery news.

SCIENCE MATTERS: As fracking booms, report finds we know little about impacts

Were not exactly sure how bad fracking is, but it's pretty bad, right?
Earthquakes, methane emissions, scarred landscapes, water depletion and contamination are just a few known effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Cities hold the key to reversing bee decline

Urban pollinators can thrive when planners and gardeners get behind them.
If there’s one thing bees and many city dwellers have in common, it’s a love of gardens. That’s good news for both because it means there’s hope for reversing the decline of bee populations worldwide.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Government should heed Unist’ot’en message

Promises aren't being kept and the consequences are dire
I visited the Unist’ot’en camp near Kitimat, BC, a year ago.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Carbon, climate and corruption coalesce in concrete

Cementing a better future for the environment
Most of us rarely think about concrete, but it’s the foundation of modern society — from roads, buildings and bridges to the economy, political power and crime. We use more of it than anything except water.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Indigenous input on energy matters

"Getting more Indigenous people involved in renewable energy projects will not only benefit our own communities but Canada as a country."
Energy is inextricably linked to a range of community issues, from health to housing.

SCIENCE MATTERS: You may not like insects, but you need them

We can't let the butterflies flutter bye-bye.
An alarming scientific review has found human activity is driving insects to extinction.

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Vol 27, No 12
August 15, 2019

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