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

We’ve Got to Try Everything

It’s very tempting to land on and support simplistic views of how to combat climate change. This video is far from simplistic. It’s pretty academic. The presenter, Jesse Jenkins, uses economic models to ultimately conclude that while renewable solutions can get us pretty far, we need to bet on and support various base load zero … Read more

Fossil Fuel Giants support price on carbon

Many Canadian politicians have criticized a carbon tax. The newly-elected Premier of Alberta,  Jason Kenney, described it as “the carbon tax cash grab”.  Premier Doug Ford of Ontario referred to it as “the worst tax ever”, claiming that putting a price on carbon will increase the price “of everything”.  Ford welcomed Kenny as another strong … Read more

A Government that is not serious about Climate Change

After winning the 2018 election, the Ontario Conservative Party acted quickly in setting aside climate change legislation and mitigation measures.    To make sure that voters got its message, the Conservative Government eliminated the words “climate change” from the title of the Ontario Ministry of  the Environment and Climate Change – re-naming it as the … Read more

Resilience to Floods: Canada is underperforming!

Seven years ago this May, 4RG sponsored a panel review of the risks and consequences of Global Warming. One of the panelists was Glenn McGillvray, Director of the Institute  for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR).  He predicted that a changing climate would bring more severe weather resulting in an increase in the frequency and destructiveness of … Read more

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