Why We Don’t Engage With Climate Change

This week, I’d like to provide a breakdown of the comments people submitted to me via Facebook and email to my question: “Why isn’t there more engagement with climate change?” I was delighted by the number of responses — at last count, more than 80 — and by their eloquence and perceptiveness. This strongly suggests … Read more

Climate solutions: A hopeful primer

Last week I looked at the scientific facts about the climate crisis – a problem that will prove to be far worse than the pandemic. This week I’d like to turn to the solutions. Here’s the challenge: According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in order to avoid catastrophic impacts, warming must be limited … Read more

Township Climate Advocates needed for Peterborough County

For Our Grandchildren is acting locally in Peterborough County to persuade the First Nations and Townships to take assertive, appropriate action in implementing their Climate Change Action Plans. It’s important because the emissions from the communities that make up Peterborough County add up to almost the same as the emissions from Peterborough City. But the actions needed … Read more

21 Ideas for 2021

New Year’s resolutions are terrific. But not everyone uses the same calendar or counts the years by the Earth’s rotations around the sun And any time is a good time to do better. Here are 21 ideas from the David Suzuki Foundation for things you can do for yourself and the ecosystems that sustain you … Read more

Peterborough Youth Helping organize Mock COP

Here is how The Globe reported on the work of youth at Mock COP. Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1 2020 they are running a youth-led, youth-run online conference that will show the world what would happen if young people were the decision makers. They will be following a similar structure to the postponed COP26 climate summit. … Read more

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