Big Differences In Public Opinion of Climate Change In Canada And The U.S.

T.J. 20 March 2011A fresh public survey and a new report [PDF] from the The Public Policy Forum and Sustainable Prosperity, confirms that a wide gap exists between Canadian and American perceptions of climate change.In the fall of 2008, nearly three-quarters of Americans accepted the reality of global warming and for a time, it seemed that American and Canadians views of climate ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s Climate Challenge

How to trim greenhouse gas weight while piling on the tonnes in the oil sands? By Fred WilsonRabble.caJanuary 19, 2011 Third in a series on oil politics and climate changeThere is one overriding question that hangs over the Harper government's adamant refusal to face up to climate change and to regulate a reduction in Canada's greenhouse gases. How is it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ... [click title to continue]

Environment Minister Kent ‘won’t get far’ in the U.S. if he accuses groups against oil sands expansion of being slanderers, say environmentalists

'He seems more interested in smearing Americans as slanderers than addressing the concerns that we have with the environmental impacts of tar sands oil,' says Friends of the Earth.By Tim NaumetzThe Hill TimesJan 12, 2011 PARLIAMENT HILL – U.S. environmental groups Environment Minister Peter Kent accused of slander and “outright lies” about petroleum extraction from Alberta’s oil sands are reacting ... [click title to continue]

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Isuma TV  A scene from - Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s own year of extreme weather

By Rebeka Ryvola Climate Science WatchJanuary 11, 2011 2010 was a year of wild weather all over the world. Who doesn't remember the torrential monsoon rains that devastated Pakistan, Russia's raging wildfires that wiped out grain crops and burnt forests to a crisp, and the record breaking hot spells that struck around the globe?In short, 2010 was not a very happy weather year for many parts of the ... [click title to continue]

Canada among top climate-change culprits: report

Germanwatch rates Brazil among best environment-improving countriesCBC NewsCanada is the fourth worst out of 57 countries evaluated for their performances in helping halt climate change, according to a report released Monday.------------------------------------------------------------------------------?? ? The top ten and bottom ten performing countries on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), ... [click title to continue]

Canada and US Hit by Huge ‘Weather Bomb’

By Brad JohnsonCross-posted from The Wonk RoomOctober 27, 2010 Visible satellite image of the October 26, 2010 superstorm taken at 5:32pm EDT. At the time, Bigfork, Minnesota was reporting the lowest pressure ever recorded in a U.S. non-coastal storm, 955 mb. Image credit: NASA/GSFC. Fueled by fossil fuel pollution, an unprecedented, freak “land hurricane” swept through the continental United ... [click title to continue]

‘Constant Denial': Liberal Report on Tar Sands Is Scathing

Grits' dissenting report on two-year parliamentary study calls for sweeping reforms. By Andrew Nikiforuk, A dissenting Liberal report on the highly contentious findings of a two-year long parliamentary study on the impact of the tar sands on Canada's freshwater supplies has accused both industry and government of being in a state of denial about "the potential negative consequences the ... [click title to continue]