Climate Change Policy

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Academics Urge Government Climate Action: Sources News Release
Article
2009
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
2015
Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitu...
"Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement: Against The Current vol. 141
Davenport, Nick
Article
2009
The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now...
Climate Justice Transitions
McLaren, Jesse
Article
2016
The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Muhammad, Umair
Book
2014
Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
A Death Sentence For Africa: The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables
Article
2011
Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a glo...
Eliizabeth Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Against The Current vol. 125
McGough, John
Article
2006
Floods in normally drought-stricken eastern India have killed hundreds and left 1.5 million homeless this summer. Closer to home, a record-setting heat wave this June killed 225 in the United States, ...
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point ...
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
Ekeland analyzes climate activist Hansen's climate change exit strategy and why it has not been supported or pursued by political and environmental groups.
The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction
Angus, Ian (ed.)
Book
2009
A guide to the debate on climate change, a sourcebook that makes the case for anti-capitalist action as the only effective way to stop global warming.
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
Monbiot, George
Book
2006
Concerns about the effects of global warming on the Human species - especially those unfortunate enough to live in poorer countries - require drastic action, far outstripping the recommendations of th...
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
Mann, Michael E.
Book
2012
Michael E. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick graph first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind the controversy of climate change, and the implie...
How Much Does Climate Change Change?
Cox, Janice; Gasser, Michael
Article
2015
A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
How the People's Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign
Gupta, Arun
Article
2014
I've never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source....
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Powell, James Lawrence
Book
2011
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive indu...
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2014
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
It makes economic sense to kill people: Britain's approach to climate change puts a price on human lives. And the richer you are the more yours is worth
Monbiot, George
Article
2008
A study of the economics of climate compares the costs of halting runaway climate changewith the costs of inaction. The "costs" of climate change are calculated in part by calculating the reduction in...
Keep it in the Ground
Article
2015
A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9: Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016: Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Paris Climate Agreement Threatened by Trade Deals
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has galvanized discussion about climate change and raised hopes for the upcoming December COP21 Paris climate change talks. Those talks are intended to lead to a multil...
Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
Doebbler, Curtis FJ
Article
2015
On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions...
Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support
Mann, Eric
Article
2015
In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mot...
The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2016
in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact ...
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
Klein, Naomi
Book
2014
Klein says that climate change cannot be confronted unless we confront capitalism. She says that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically bette...
This Is About Us
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
This is What Insurgency Looks Like
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of governm...
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
What's at stake in Copenhagen: The crucial debates at Copenhagen
Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar
Article
2009
Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoli...
Who Speaks for the Climate?: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
Boykoff, Maxwell T.
Book
2011
This book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public explore how the media portray climate change and how they shape the spectrum of possibilities for policy action. Pro...
Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2016
The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne...
Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
Bryan, Kim
Article
2009
With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
Article
2016
The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political ...

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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Behind the Numbers
A blog from the CCPA
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...