John Vidal, The Guardian, 29 April 2013
The concentration of carbon in the atmosphere over the next few days is expected to hit record levels
Michael Grunwald, Time Magazine, Feb 28 2013
The activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline are radical-and right
Richard Blackwell, Globe and Mail, Feb. 25 2013
For the second time in less than a year a key carbon capture and storage project in Alberta has been hit with a major setback, denting the province’s efforts to combat carbon emissions.
Governor Inslee Calls Coal Exports ‘The Largest Decision We Will Be Making As A State From A Carbon Pollution Standpoint’
Jessica Goad, ThinkProgress.com, Jan 22 2013
Newly-minted Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been lauded for his impassioned views on environmental issues from climate change to renewable energy. Indeed, his first official act as governor was to write a letter to a clean energy company inviting it to relocate to the state.
In 2010 New York City added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere (75% from buildings, the bulk of the rest from transport) but that number means little to most people because few of us have a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution.
Brian Kieran, Monday Magazine, August 16, 2012
Government spin is usually merely tedious. However, on occasion it slips into a deceptive state and that is where B.C.’s much-lauded “carbon neutral” status resides today.
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2012
Private companies bought fewer carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions in 2011-12 than in the previous year from the Pacific Carbon Trust, showing the province's carbon corporation is a failure, according to a taxpayers' group.
Tom Pedersen & Kathryn Harrison, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 2012
Redefining dirty as clean is no way to cut emissions
Barry Saxifrage, Vancouver Observer, June 21 2012
Each proposed tar sands pipeline, like Enbridge's Northern Gateway, requires a massive new climate pollution spill to go with it. The size of any one of these new CO2 spills far exceeds all of BC's current emissions. These pipelines literally can't function without these CO2 spills starting and continuing for decades. They are part of the deal. And those deals are starting to lock Canadians into a lose-lose future.
Bill McKibben, Huffington Post, February 28, 2012
There were two scientific studies this week that set the ongoing Keystone pipeline battle in sharp relief.
Mark Jaccard, Globe and Mail, Feb. 28, 2012
Andrew Weaver and Neil Swart of the University of Victoria are surely about to receive a major award from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the Alberta government and even the Canadian government for their just-released paper in Nature on the potential contribution of Alberta tar sands to global warming.
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail, Feb. 25, 2012
Canada’s bitumen resources have a problem, and neither the companies that wish to exploit bitumen or the governments trying to help them seem to understand it.
Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Calgary Herald, February 21, 2012
Collateral damage from Canada's booming oilsands sector may be irreversible, posing a "significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta," says a secret memorandum prepared for the federal government's top bureaucrat.
By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 2012
VANCOUVER -- Coal is fast gaining notoriety as the dirtiest fossil fuel and a growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions, all of which is staining the B.C. government's green climate-action initiatives.
Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 2012
OTTAWA — Collateral damage from Canada's booming oilsands sector may be irreversible, posing a "significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta," says a secret memorandum prepared for the federal government's top bureaucrat.
BOB WEBER, The Canadian Press, Feb. 19, 2012
One of the world’s top climate scientists has calculated that emissions from Alberta’s oil sands are unlikely to make a big difference to global warming and that the real threat to the planet comes from burning coal.
Marc Lee, CCPA Policy Note, July 11th, 2011
Any day now the BC government should be releasing the latest greenhouse gas data for the province, and we will see if any progress is being made towards a legislated 33% reduction in emissions by 2020 (relative to 2007 levels; data will be for 2009 and we know that emissions rose in 2008).