by: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release |Posted January 26, 2017 For Immediate Release January 25, 2017 Contact: Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Director of Communications Tel: 613-563-1341 x306 Canada responsible for ballooning greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel exports: new study OTTAWA —The amount of
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York just revealed that October 2016 was “the second warmest October in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures.” Even more alarming is the fact that the last three Octobers are the warmest on record.
Canada’s $3.3 billion in federal and provincial subsidies to fossil fuel companies undermine climate action, says a new study by four prominent Canadian environmental groups.
A new report from Global Justice Now found that the world’s “top 10 corporations – a list that includes Walmart, Shell and Apple – have a combined revenue of more than the 180 ‘poorest’ countries combined in the list which include Ireland, Indonesia, Israel, Colombia, Greece, South Africa, Iraq and Vietnam.”
G20 energy ministers’ meeting in Beijing this week failed to come up with a deadline and concrete plans for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. The meeting followed last month’s commitment by G7 leaders to phase out fossil fuel handouts by 2025.
Paul Roundy, a professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, discusses El Niño’s role in the Alberta wildfire.
Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki: “The environment and climate would benefit substantially if more people gave up or at least cut down on meat and animal products”.
In a blog post published Monday, the former NASA scientist applauded petition e-297, a new petition that’s urging the House of Commons to steer Canada away from fossil fuels.