Future Energy

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Buyer Beware

The era of climate change denial is over, yet the connection between human consumption and climate change continues to be lost on some consumers. Climate change warning labels on gas pump nozzles provide a low-cost solution to bridge the gap that societies have towards the cause and effect of climate change.

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The Missing Pieces in Canada’s Climate Change Mitigation Plan

The Paris climate talks have come to an end, and a historic agreement has been reached. In Canada, environmentalists have breathed a deep sigh of relief as the federal and provincial governments have signalled their plans to collaborate on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Last Chance

The final hours of climate change negotiations in Paris are looming. Having wrapped up Thursday night’s session at 6 am Friday morning, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has conceded that the final text will not be released Friday evening has he hoped, but rather Saturday morning. This means another late night […]

COP21

A Love Letter from the Earth

Inside Petit Palais in Paris, activists, artists, politicians, science and tech companies gathered to send a love letter from Earth to Paris. In the months before the start of COP21, Max Schorr, co-founder of GOOD, started bringing organizations, which would end up at 111, together to create a coalition to ensure […]

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Adhering to the Laws of Nature

It is easier to adjust human created rules than it is to override the laws of nature. Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein borrowed a set of that piece of Julius Caesar wisdom when developing the Leap Manifesto, which launched last September. Caesar meant it in the context of adding […]

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Connecting Climate Research

Climate change negotiations are complicated, Mark Terry and the Youth Climate Report (YCR) team is helping everyone see through the policy language and understand the issue at hand. Using a new Google application called Fusion, Terry has created an interactive map with links to video interviews with climate scientists from […]

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McKenna says Canada is Back

The 90-day countdown is almost on for Trudeau to meet his election promise of developing new emissions targets post-COP21. The day before the UN climate negotiations’ official start, Ministers Catherine McKenna and Stéphane Dion (Environment and Climate Change and Foreign Affairs, respectively) addressed press on Canada’s contributions and goals for […]

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Canada and the Kyoto Protocol

From its ratification in 2002 to Canada’s eventual withdrawal from the agreement in 2011, the Kyoto Protocol has caused many debates, disagreements and discussion for the country and its citizens. In December, Canada is expected to sign on to a new climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. Is there anything […]