Oil Saturation, Oil Infatuation: My Journey to COP18

There is Alberta, and then there is Newfoundland. When it comes to an infatuation with oil, there are no two provinces more smitten with the fossil fuel industry. As a child growing up in Newfoundland, oil saturated our politics, economy, and started to seep into our notoriously unique and resilient culture. Historically, Newfoundland’s main industry … Continue reading

From My Community to Yours: The Climate Impacts of COP18

While many families across the country settled in for dinner and the evening news, I heard the roar of a chainsaw and the clanging of a ladder as my family reassembled our front yard after Hurricane Leslie hit my island, Newfoundland while it sat quiet and vulnerable in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead of settling in … Continue reading