Date: 2013/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin this evening’s adjournment proceedings a little unusually. As I look across the way, I see that when I finish my four minutes on the subject of my question about Monday, relating to the upcoming climate negotiations in Warsaw, we will be hearing from my friend, the ...

Date: 2013/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada celebrates the UN’s World Environment Day (WED) today along with nations and citizens around the globe.  Founded in 1972, this annual event is designed to promote positive environmental action among governments and individuals alike.  It is now one of the main mechanisms the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) uses to expand ...

Date: 2013/05/23 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am astonished that the parliamentary secretary thinks that the consensus statement of the world’s scientists gathered in Canada, at a conference opened by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, constitutes hyperbole. When we look at the statements from our Minister of Natural Resources recently, when he said that “an end to ...

Date: 2013/05/23 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is somewhat ironic, or perhaps even meant to be, that I rise tonight at the stroke of midnight to talk about the most important issue facing our country and the planet, which the House hears so very rarely discussed, and that is the climate crisis. I rise tonight to pursue ...

Date: 2013/05/23 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

We have now crossed a dangerous line in the global build up of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gas concentrations have moved from the pre-Industrial Revolution level that never exceeded 280 parts per million (ppm) to a new daily average of 400ppm, reached last week. Over a period of the last million years, CO2 never exceeded 280 ...

Date: 2013/05/23 -- Category/Categories: Photos

Source : 2012 Progress Report, p. 24 More information: Green Party of Canada’s backgrounder on climate change. Print this page...

Date: 2013/05/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

There are so many questions raised by the disclosure, by the Prime Minister’s Office no less, that the Chief of Staff cut a personal cheque to cover Mike Duffy’s illegitimate claims for a housing allowance in the place where he has been ordinarily resident for decades, that even to list them is a challenge. The ...

Date: 2013/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has reached the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone today according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Over the last million years, CO2 never exceeded 280 ppm (based on actual readings of atmospheric chemistry from Antarctic ice core data.) Concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) ...

Date: 2013/04/29 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Goodness knows, I wish the NDP had put forward a motion I could have voted for.  We need a good debate on climate and we need a strong call for government action.  But, I couldn’t vote for that motion. Here’s the text of the motion: That this House: agree with many Canadians and the International ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

All around the world, governments are mobilizing resources to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the climate crisis. Everywhere around the world that is except Canada. Canada’s agricultural production is under threat as never before, but the Harper government is deaf, dumb, and blind to the threat. The threat is the climate crisis. ...

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