Dismal progress reports from Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the UN Secretary-General tarnished Earth Day festivities this year. Find out why the status of climate change and mass extinctions is nothing to celebrate.
Tag: Climate Crisis
Amnesty International – State of World’s Human Rights
Amnesty International has just released its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights. Find out how it assesses human rights in 156 countries, including Canada.
UN Report Calls for Urgent Climate Action
A UN Report released this week contained even more dismal news about the climate crisis. Find out why the UN chief responded by saying, “It’s time to end the relentless — and senseless — war on nature."
Reforestation Plans Require More than Saying “Plant More Trees”
Reforestation plans play a central role in global strategies to solve the climate crisis. Find out why simply getting millions of saplings into the ground doesn’t deliver long-term success.
COP27 – What’s at Stake for the Climate and the Planet
COP27, the UN’s annual meeting on climate change, starts November 6. Find out what’s on the agenda and why success at this gathering is essential to humanity’s future
Human-Wildlife Conflict Aggravated by Climate Crisis
Human-wildlife conflict is becoming an increasing concern as human activity encroaches on natural habitats due to climate change. Find out how a new study involving elephants shows how we can plan for and minimize these tensions in the future.
IPCC Climate Change Report Upstaged by Ukraine
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Report in the midst of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. Find out why the unfortunate timing has diverted attention from a growing global crisis. (4:00 min read)
Invasive Plants Cause More Problems with Climate Change
Invasive plants can be as serious a threat to the environment as climate change. Discover how a new study shows that combined factors like drought, fire and invasive species start a vicious cycle that makes matters even worse.
Warmest Eight Years on Record
NASA, NOAA and EEMA all agree that the past eight years have been the warmest ever recorded. Find out how this led to more extreme weather last year, and how we can address the climate crisis.
Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Reductions Go Together
Air pollution has a cooling effect on the atmosphere, while greenhouse gases cause global warming. Discover why both emission types must be cut in combination to preserve our environment. (4:00 min read)