Within NATO countries, it is the military that is the largest institutional consumer of oil and largest emitter of greenhouse gases. And NATO countries spend billions on expensive weaponry that should be used to meet our climate change targets and help developing countries to meet theirs and adapt to climate-induced droughts, fires and flooding.
Paul Jenkinson reflects on food security and building community as he engages in a hunger strike to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change.
I went to a small climate rally at Province House, one of many similar rallies that occur almost daily there, and I took some photos.
Marla MacLeod and Meghan McMorris of the Ecology Action Centre spoke at Law Amendments this afternoon on the proposed Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act. As always, the EAC submission is a solid piece of work, emphasizing the need for more aggressive climate goals.
Christine Saulnier comments on the proposed Bill 213 at Law Amendments, making some great points about its urgency and the importance of climate justice in the new legislation. Christine is the director of the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
We keep hearing about the tough new emission targets embedded in Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act, the legislation that is winding its way through Province House. But it is only tough in comparison. It’s also two years late, and there are few signs that this government is ready to walk the walk.
News release: Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia issues the following reply to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s defence of climate denialism as a legitimate part of a “for a more robust debate” (the Chamber’s full response also included).
Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia is shocked to learn that just weeks after local students organized a march of 10,000 to call for an end to the destruction of our planet, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Halifax Convention Centre are arranging a speech by the President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), a climate denialist group that opposes climate action and pushes for the continued growth and expansion of fossil fuel mega-corporations.
Join Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia on Monday, October 7th for a takeover of the MacDonald Bridge to demand that key decision-makers #ActNow on the Climate and Ecological Emergency we are facing.
Alexander Bridge on the climate emergency and elections: “Today we’re witnessing the collective, angry voices of young people and children worldwide. All demanding immediate environmental policy reform and change. Whether the discussion is global warming, climate change, pollution, fossil fuels, single-use plastics, these young people have recognized that in this global society our generation has failed them. ”