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

We must know the facts

“It’s getting the facts straight that gets us to act and not to wait. So, I tell you this not to scare you, But to prepare you, to dare you To dream a different reality.” – Amanda Gorman, U.S. National Youth Poet Laureate, from “Earthrise: A Poem About Climate Change” If you read no further, … 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

Key Insights from the Drawdown Review

Project Drawdown defines the moment of Drawdown as “the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate change and averting potentially catastrophic warming. It is a critical turning point for life … Read more

Students Urge School Boards to declare Climate Emergency

On Tuesday February 25, students from Peterborough Youth Empowerment made simultaneous presentations to school board trustees from two local school boards. Their presentations were based in part on strategies that they developed at a forum in January at which they heard remote presentations from a trustee of the Vancouver school board of a similar effort … Read more

Good News From the Financial World

More and more corporations are becoming leaders on climate policy. It doesn’t really matter that they are doing so because of concerns about the impacts of climate change on their bottom line or because consumers and employees are demanding action. What matters is keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager … Read more

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The Darlings, an Ordinary Family in Extraordinary Times

Craig Darling was born in Peterborough to a family whose roots go back many generations. He wants you to know that he’s not one of those Warsaw Darlings, and not one of the insurance Darlings either, but a true Peterborough Darling. He attended Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School, played on the hockey team, had many friends, and … Read more

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