Canada’s Sceptical Position at the UNFCCC

Each year the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet and work towards preventing catastrophic climate change. The Kyoto Protocol (KP), an addition to the UNFCCC made in 1997, was ratified by the required countries – including Canada – and came into legal force in 2005. … Continue reading

A Traumatic Timeline: Climate Change in Canada, 2010-2011.

You might say that it’s a hard time to be a Canadian who cares about climate change, let alone someone who tries to do something about it. I often find myself explaining why Canada is the biggest climate criminal; how our government is determined to do whatever it takes to stifle action, or even debate, … Continue reading

Canadian Youth Delegation: Part of a Moving Planet

Today is 350.org’s annual day of action, Moving Planet. Billed as “a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis,” this Saturday will see actions, rallies, workshops, artwork, turbines, solar panels and connected communities coming together all over the world to create change. The goal is to imagine and create a world beyond fossil fuels. That imagination … Continue reading

Condider the seas, sharks please…

This has been quite a week at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico. Not getting let in, getting let in, and sorting through hundreds of events we’re filming. COP 16 has been planned as act 3, the finale of our next film, currently titled Rise Again – a film about the evolution of life on earth, … Continue reading

Spontaneous, Inspiring, Guilty

“No one ever told us that this battle would be easy. No one ever told us that we wouldn’t have to make sacrifices. We knew that when we started this fight.” –Tim DeChristopher Tim DeChristopher, known to many as Bidder70 was convicted on felony charges after he disrupted and ultimately helped dismantle a bogus land auction … Continue reading

De l’énergie, toujours plus d’énergie!

Dans la chronique de cette semaine, jettons un coup d’oeil au paradigme de l’énergie… L’énergie, tout le monde en a besoin et ce besoin semble augmenter sans cesse. Avec le soleil qui plombe et le vent qui souffle dehors, je me dis que l’humain se complique les choses en trouvant son énergie aussi loin dans … Continue reading

Crise climatique ou médiatique?

Depuis mon retour de Cancun, j’écris une chronique en lien avec les changements climatiques dans le journal francophone de l’université McGill et j’avais envie de la partager avec vous! La voici: Cancun est passé aux archives. Cancun? Oui, cette destination soleil qui a réuni des milliers de délégués du monde entier