A Dose of Climate Reality

9/15/2010, University of Toronto: A Conversation with Dr. James Hansen, Naomi Klein & Clayton Thomas-Muller On September 15, 2010, several of the leading minds on climate justice issues treated the Toronto public to a free event at which they shared their insights. The Science of Climate Change, by Dr. James Hansen Held at the MacMillan …

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Climate Change and Risk Management for International Transport

The UN Commission on Trade and Development and the UN Economic Commission for Europe recently circulated a study on climate change (the ECE study) that in its opening paragraphs makes this emphatic statement: “Compelling scientific evidence and a better understanding of the potential economic impacts of climate change have moved the issue to the forefront …

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The Billion Dollar Lockdown

On June 25th next Torontonians may as well stay home and watch the World Soccer Championships (which they might well have watched at work!)  On that day the central Toronto financial district is shuttered and barred as a security measure protecting delegates to the G8/20 Summits from environmental protesters, amongst others. A coalition of North American …

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Can foresight propel action, or are we doomed to await necessity?

There is no shortage of scientific evidence to suggest that the transition to a post-fossil fuel society is imminent, either through foresight or necessity.  Clearly, the latter – committing to decisive and meaningful collective change before the remaining critical climate tipping points are breached – is what we ought to be striving for.  This, however, …

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