Climate Change

Something to Think About Are people hard-wired to ignore climate change? Board member Lucy LaFramboise writes a review of the book "Don't even think about it". May 1, 2017
Precious Water Board member Scott Harris asks,"How much usuable water do we have?" April 21, 2017
Fossil Fuels 101 Lessons on the Carbon Cycle and what you might share with an ancient sea slug... January 31, 2017
Carbon Offset Credits Environment North submitted comments to the Ontario Cap and Trade Program: Offsets Credits Regulatory Proposal. January 31, 2017
New report by Oil Change International "Climate on the Line: Why new tar sands pipelines are incompatible with Paris goals" January 22, 2017
New report by the Parkland Institute Can Canada Expand Oil and Gas Production, Build Pipelines and Keep Its Climate Change Commitments? November 1, 2016
Science and the Internet This article by Environment North board member Scott Harris discusses fact and fiction on the Internet. October 1, 2016
After the Sands Dr. Gordon Laxer was the guest speaker at the 2016 Environment North Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2016. This article by Environment North president Graham Saunders outlines the context for the presentation. Dr. Laxer's recent book "After the Sands, Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians" portrays a future that phases out Canada's role as fossil fuel energy exporter. May 12, 2016
Reconciling Climate Change and Fossil Fuels This week the premiers and the prime minister of Canada will get together and discuss greenhouse gas emissions and climate change - the beginning of a national strategy for emission reductions. March 2, 2016
Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper - 2015 Environment North submitted comments to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate discussion paper on climate change. May 1, 2015
Green Building - the Why and the How Energy efficient buildings can help reduce carbon emissions. There is growing interest in making the investment! April 26, 2015
Carbon Pricing coming soon Ontario will soon announce a carbon pricing strategy. Environment North president Graham Saunders explores some of the options. April 11, 2015
Sold on Solar Hot Water This month Environment North features two personal accounts of residential solar thermal hot water heaters. November 1, 2014
Canadals 2020 GHG emission targets Current projections from Environment Canada indicate that Canada will exceed its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target for the year 2020. Canada's goal is to produce 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 - a target of 614 Mt CO2e. June 28, 2014

Food Security: It can be done Dr. Ralph Martin from the University of Guelph discusses how we can move toward food security for all. May 29, 2014