Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, next week in Fairbanks, Alaska is an all-important meeting of the Arctic Council where eight nations of the Arctic will be holding a meeting, represented by foreign ministers. It is clear, based on the most recent science, that the Arctic is the fastest warming region in the world and that thawing ...

Date: 2016/12/16 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Tony Seba’s Clean Disruption Keynote presentation at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in Oslo, Norway, March 17th, 2016. The keynote, based on the book ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation’ assert that four technology categories will disrupt energy and transportation by: 1- Batteries / Energy Storage 2- Electric Vehicles 3- Self-Driving Vehicles 4- Solar Energy ...

Date: 2015/05/26 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

The world is gearing up for the December 2015 climate negotiations in Paris. The annual Conferences of the Parties (COP) within the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change have been struggling to regain momentum (and credibility) ever since the train-wreck of a meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009. That COP, the 15th since the 1992 climate ...

Date: 2015/04/28 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

How we can make up for nine years of lost time? Having worked on the climate issue from 1986, back when it was a future threat, to present times, where it is the stuff of daily headlines, I have to admit that it would be easy to feel discouraged. We have squandered decades that would ...

Date: 2015/01/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, News

It’s crunch time. The science of the climate crisis is clear. We are running out of time to reduce global emissions. This year Canadian policymakers must accomplish two goals – ensure Canada adopts a meaningful plan to cut carbon pollution while also preparing for the upcoming critical negotiations for a new global treaty. I learned ...

Date: 2014/12/17 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, News

Walking through the streets of Lima on Wednesday in that nation’s largest-ever march for climate action, I turned to a friend and said: “If you had told me when I started working on this issue in 1986 that I would still be in climate marches when I was 60 and that Canada would be ramping ...

Date: 2014/10/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

As the multilateral process within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) works toward a new, more inclusive and stronger treaty to limit greenhouse gases to be completed by December 2015 in Paris, the impacts of the climate crisis are ever more visible. As greenhouse gases build in the atmosphere, the patterns that ...

Date: 2014/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There are two strikingly different images of the Arctic that dominate the Canadian imagination.  Both are iconic. Stephen Harper’s branding of the Arctic has been a key part of his remaking of the Canadian identity. According to Paul Wells in his analysis of how Harper worked his way to a majority (The Longer I’m Prime ...

Date: 2014/01/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Re Kerry Refuses To Be Forced Into Early Keystone XL Decision (Jan. 18): You reference President Barack Obama’s commitment to action on climate change as “vague vows.” In fact, in June, 2013, by executive order to avoid gridlock in Congress, Mr. Obama announced a very specific plan. The list of measures is impressive: new standards ...

Date: 2014/01/18 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

In referring to US President Barack Obama’s commitment to action on climate change, your story described Mr. Obama’s plan as “vague vows.” In fact, in June 2013, by Executive Order to avoid gridlock in the Congress, President Obama announced a very specific plan. The list of measures is impressive: new standards for trucks and heavy-duty ...

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