Date: 2019/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change, Democracy, In the News, News, Publications

In December 2015, the world agreed to the Paris Accord; to slash greenhouse gas emissions to hold global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C (over what it was before the Industrial Revolution), and, if we miss that target, to as far below 2 degrees as possible. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is not an ...

Date: 2019/03/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, the 2019 budget was all about spin. From the viewpoint of the Liberals, the main focus of this budget was not fiscal; it was political. They desperately want to divert attention from whatever the SNC Lavalin turmoil and the loss of two strong Cabinet ministers might ...

Date: 2019/03/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Climate Change

We are in a climate emergency and we are doing nothing substantive or effective to confront it. Within Parliament and media circles, we ignore the urgency of the climate crisis. Some Members of Parliament understand the grave nature of the threat. Some of us grasp that when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports ...

Date: 2019/01/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change

For politics watchers, the big event of 2019 is clearly the federal election. But for me, the central focus of every month is heeding the clear warnings of scientists that we must meet the climate crisis. I am keenly aware that the best electoral chances in 2019 for the 338 Green Party federal candidates are ...

Date: 2018/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COP 24

When I was in my twenties, and living in a one room log cabin in Cape Breton with my parents and brother, we heated with an old stove, called a “Warm Morning.” It burned coal. Cape Breton was then a coal mining area and we lived not far from the mine in Inverness. We got ...

Date: 2018/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Climate Change

A few decades ago, the department now known as Natural Resources Canada was called Energy, Mines, and Resources. The department had robust analysis and did work on our energy sector, as well as mines, and substantial research and science and policy innovation in forestry. Under Stephen Harper, the slaying of the Canadian Forest Service was ...

THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL RULING ON KINDER MORGAN EXPLAINED TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION, CITY OF VANCOUVER, CITY OF BURNABY, THE SQUAMISH NATION (also known as the SQUAMISH INDIAN BAND), XÀLEK/SEKYÚ SIÝ AM, CHIEF IAN CAMPBELL on his own behalf and on behalf of all members of the Squamish Nation, COLDWATER INDIAN BAND, CHIEF LEE SPAHAN in ...

Date: 2018/06/14 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, News, Publications

The difference between a plan and a wish list By Elizabeth May Jun. 13, 2018 The Trudeau government has only wish lists when it comes to the environment, with no details on how to achieve its goals. I represent an unusually engaged electoral district. Voters in Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C., are well-informed and active. Among my ...

Date: 2018/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

By Elizabeth May, for The Guardian The twists and turns in the saga of the Kinder Morgan pipeline just took a turn for the seriously weird today, but the path has never been clear. The Alberta oil sands lie under thousands of square kilometers of boreal forest, wetland and muskeg. Bitumen is a viscous substance ...

Date: 2018/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

By Elizabeth May • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Published here on Desmog. In December 2015, the world agreed to the Paris Accord; to slash greenhouse gas emissions to hold global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C (over what it was before the Industrial Revolution), and, if we miss that target, to as far below 2 ...

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