Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Climate Change Policy
AlterLinks Topic Index

  1. Academics Urge Government Climate Action
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter points out the time frame of reductions is critical.
  2. Behind the Numbers
    A blog from the CCPA

    Resource Type: Website
    Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
  3. Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  4. Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary resource, which happens to be the dirtiest commodity known to man. The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush. Until now I believed that the nation that has done most to sabotage a new climate change agreement was the United States. I was wrong. The real villain is Canada.
  5. The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
  6. Canadian Institute of Resources Law
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  8. Climate Change: Aircraft fuel is cheaper than Coke, a direct tax on fossil fuel is what the world needs urgently.
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    What is needed is to actually make annual cuts in international trade. After all, how can the world aim to bring down greenhouse gas emissions when on the other it aims to push for increased international trade.
  9. Climate Insurgency
    A Strategy for Survival

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. This short book starts with a brief history of official climate protection efforts from above and non-governmental ones from below that explains why climate protection has failed so far. Then, it proposes a global nonviolent insurgency for climate protection to overcome that failure.
  10. "Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now that the movement against global warming is brewing, socialists must get involved.
  11. Climate Justice Transitions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.
  12. Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen visits Toronto on Sept. 15-16
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Science for Peace and The Centre for Global Change Science of U of T welcome the world#s foremost climate scientist and author of "Storms of My Grandchildren", Dr. James Hansen, for public talks and meetings, on Sept. 15th and 16th.
  13. ClimateFast
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    ClimateFast is a group of dedicated climate activists, deeply concerned about worsening climate change. Our aim is to draw the public's attention to the crisis, and by fasting and public pledges to press our politicians into action NOW to confront this greatest threat to our children's future.
  14. Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the recent National Energy Board (NEB) approval of Line 9
  15. Confronting Injustice
    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
  16. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  17. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  18. COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - to support the resistance of developing country representatives inside the summit to an unjust and ineffective agreement imposed on them by the rich, powerful, high-emitting nations.
  19. A Death Sentence For Africa
    The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a global system of corporate-led capitalism that is bulldozing us to this disaster, the corporate media mouthed deceptive platitudes.
  20. Des jeunes participent à une occupation pacifique pour la justice climatique à l'intérieur du Comité sur l'Environement de la Chambre des Communes
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Six jeunes ont entrepris une occupation pacifique à l'intrieur du Parlement canadien, à
    l'occasion d'une rencontre du Comité permanent de l'environnement et du
    développement durable dans l'édifice du centre.
  21. Eliizabeth Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Floods in normally drought-stricken eastern India have killed hundreds and left 1.5 million homeless this summer. Closer to home, a record-setting heat wave this June killed 225 in the United States, breaking thousands of local temperature records and sending the mercury above 104 degrees as far north as North Dakota.
  22. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  23. Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
  24. Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
  25. A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy.
  26. A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Ekeland analyzes climate activist Hansen's climate change exit strategy and why it has not been supported or pursued by political and environmental groups.
  27. The Global Fight for Climate Justice
    Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    A guide to the debate on climate change, a sourcebook that makes the case for anti-capitalist action as the only effective way to stop global warming.
  28. Government neglect and ignorance about climate change
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Academics from universities throughout Canada are demanding immediate, informed and responsible action on climate change. Parliament convenes, following the complete omission during the current election process of any discussion on climate change.
  29. Heat
    How to Stop the Planet From Burning

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Concerns about the effects of global warming on the Human species - especially those unfortunate enough to live in poorer countries - require drastic action, far outstripping the recommendations of the Kyoto protocol.
  30. The Heat Is On
    The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
  31. Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88% was declared to be in drought in March 2017).Droughts keep getting worse, and the changing climate means they will continue to do so.The Coalition's "solutions" start with denying that climate change is real.
  32. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
    Dispatches from the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Michael E. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick graph first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind the controversy of climate change, and the implied threat to those who oppose governmental regulation and other restraints to protect the environment and planet.
  33. How Much Does Climate Change Change?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
  34. How the People's Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    I've never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can change world history in an afternoon after walking the dog and eating brunch.
  35. Hungry for Climate Leadership - Day 9 of Fast for Climate Justice on the Hill
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    It's Day 9 and the Fasters are hungry, but determined to convey the urgency of the crisis to our elected officials and asks them to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and develop a National Renewable Energy Plan.
  36. Inhance Mutual Funds
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  37. The Inquisition of Climate Science
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any alternative theory to explain the observed evidence of warming. Lawrence Powell's book clearly reveals that the evidence of global warming is real and that an industry of denial has deceived the American public, putting them and their grandchildren at risk.
  38. The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
  39. It makes economic sense to kill people
    Britain's approach to climate change puts a price on human lives. And the richer you are the more yours is worth

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    A study of the economics of climate compares the costs of halting runaway climate changewith the costs of inaction. The "costs" of climate change are calculated in part by calculating the reduction in consumption that would result from death and disease in the third world. Monbiot challenges the ethics of this economic model.
  40. Joe Oliver: Sign the ClimateFast Pledge!
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Fast and Vigil at Finance Minister Joe Oliver's office. 7 am to 7 pm, Thursday October 1st, candlelighting 7 pm. ClimateFast members will hold a fast and vigil for climate action outside the office of Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver
  41. Keep it in the Ground
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
  42. Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
    Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to Open' status granted to the Enbridge Line 9B reversal project by the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada.
  43. Merchants of Doubt
    How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given these individuals a soapbox and allowed the public to believe there are divisions in the mainstream scientific opinion on global warming where none exist.
  44. An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the integrity of the underlying scientific research.
  45. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
  46. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
  47. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
  48. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  49. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
    Workers and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Working people -- and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  50. Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions, research centers, indigenous peoples, and business were asked their opinion. Most media had already left COP21. Cleaners were dismantling the massive structures that had been erected to house thousands of conference participants for two weeks plus two overrun days. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change had finished their work, late as usual and with an usual outcome.
  51. Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mother Earth from the assault of its most ungrateful inhabitants. The challenge is whether Homo sapiens, especially those of the ruling classes of the United States and Europe, can be civilized by the rest of the world before it is too late for all of us.
  52. Socialist Register 2012
    Volume 48: The Crisis and the Left

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2012
  53. Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC.
  54. The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact that the Agreement does not mention "energy transition" is not a regrettable lapse in generally good text, but proof by omission that the negotiators have chosen to bet on geoengineering instead of confronting fossil capital.
  55. Take Action for Climate Justice: Mobilize November 30, 2009
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    A broad coalition of organizations working for social, ecological, racial and economic justice has come together under the banner of the Mobilization for Climate Justice. Join us as we organize mass action on climate change on November 30, 2009!
  56. Tar Sands
    Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and undermining democracy.
  57. This Changes Everything
    Capitalism vs the Climate

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Klein says that climate change cannot be confronted unless we confront capitalism. She says that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better.
  58. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
  59. Unity for the Climate
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  60. What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer.
  61. What's at stake in Copenhagen
    The crucial debates at Copenhagen

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoliberal economics.
  62. Who Speaks for the Climate?
    Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    This book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public explore how the media portray climate change and how they shape the spectrum of possibilities for policy action. Providing a bridge between academic research and real world developments, Boykoff makes sense of media reporting of climate change.
  63. Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne by 2022. The goal of reducing emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 will not get Canada anywhere close to its promises to the United Nations. Canadians probably believe that our major environmental groups are busy lobbying and pushing the federal and provincial governments to do much more. But no, this is not the case.
  64. Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
  65. Workers and Climate Change
    Introduction to the July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  66. The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political leaders will be consulting the public and key stakeholders to propose a new federal climate strategy in October 2016.
  67. Youth Stage Peaceful Sit-in for Climate Justice inside House of Common's Environment Committee
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Six youth staged a peaceful sit-in inside the Canadian parliament, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, pledging to stay until the Harper government acts to combat the climate crisis.

Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks


© 2019. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.