Press Clipping: The shift to clean energy is producing huge economic gains, but Canada risks being left behind if the federal government doesn’t get on board, a new report warns. That’s the message from energy and climate think tank Clean Energy Canada, which paints a picture of a world increasingly embracing – and investing in – green energy alternatives.
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Press Clipping: Everything from pipelines to secondary suites will be up for debate next week as hundreds of local government politicians take a break from campaigning to meet in Whistler for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Victoria hopes to have an emergency resolution debated calling on the province to conduct its own environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Press Clipping: The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the family's charitable arm, will announce the landmark move in a video conference on Monday along with 49 other foundations.
Press Clipping: Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City. "This civil resistance, civil disobedience, shows a commitment to the cause," said spokeswoman Leah Hunt-Hendrix. "We are trying to escalate this as an urgent issue and show how Wall Street is profiting from the crisis."
Press Clipping: Today I joined the People's Climate March--the biggest rally for climate action ever. It was exhilarating to be part of this historic event. I will never forget the moment I turned the corner at Columbus Circle and saw a sea of people stretching for miles in each direction. More than 310,000 of us came together in the streets of New York City to raise our voices and demand world leaders act on climate.
Press Clipping: As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era.” "The destruction of the earth environment is the human rights challenge of our time," Tutu said. "Time is running out."
Press Clipping: The science on climate change is undeniable. Yet some people still deny it — mostly for profit or political power. Here is a rogues' gallery of seven people who stand in the way of progress on the most important global issue today. No surprise that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tops the list.
Press Clipping: About 310,000 people converged upon the streets of New York city on Sunday afternoon for the People’s Climate March — an event scheduled to coincide with the U.N. summit on Tuesday— intended “to mobilize political will” towards reducing global carbon emissions. Canadians were there en-masse unofficially led by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May. "All the Canadians [here] are…trying to let the world know that we do not stand with Stephen Harper’s reckless determination to stop global climate action,” said May.