Scientists

May and NDP MPs show anger in debate on climate change

Karl Nerenberg The House of Commons took the deadly threat of climate change seriously for one long evening on Monday. At the request of the NDP, the Green Party and one Liberal MP, Parliament held an emergency debate on global warming, which went on from the supper hour until midnight. The NDP g ...

Want to Fight Climate Denial? Tell a Story

Read time: 5 mins By John R. Platt, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator. Scientists looking to communicate the truth about climate should explore the power of narrative and images. Sometimes a polar bear is a living symbol of climate change. Other times an image of a dying polar be ...

Biogas: A pungent power solution

Kirsten Grant, General Science co-editor On a dairy farm in southern Ontario, two large green silos sit beside the barn. Called anaerobic digesters, their contents smell like a mix of manure and rotting food waste. But there is more than a smelly concoction inside these oxygen-deprived tanks — mic ...

Nordhaus, the Nobel, Harper, economics and populism

Author: William Watson Trade is good for both countries, but not everyone in both countries benefits from trade. Read more about Nordhaus, the Nobel, Harper, economics and populism Tags:  mercantilism free trade market economy trade barriers tariffs carbon pricing donald trump stephen ...

'Vast Blind Spot': IPCC Accused of Ignoring 'Decades Long' Fossil Fuel Misinformation Campaign on Climate

Read time: 6 mins The United Nations (UN) climate science panel is being accused of ignoring research into fossil fuel-funded misinformation campaigns that have been key to holding back action on global warming. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — an a ...

Researchers Develop Large-Scale Hydroeconomic Model to Study Continental Water Systems

A new large-scale hydroeconomic model has been developed by the Water Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The model will allow researchers to study water systems across the entirety of continents, examining supply and water management impacts and their inter ...

Our path to common purpose and change

Pam Palmater Dear rabble readers: As a mom, lawyer, professor, author, activist, a Mi'kmaw citizen, and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation, I’m worried, angry, motivated, and of course, active. We face incredible obstacles towards achieving justice and reconciliation. There are many thing ...

Climate Science Deniers Respond to IPCC 1.5C Report with Anger, Fear, and Distortion

Read time: 10 mins A big UN report arrived on Monday, saying in no uncertain terms that the world has up to two decades to massively cut emissions by transforming the global economy if we want to avoid terrible climate impacts. Given the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha ...

Is there life after NAFTA?

Mel Watkins Like all sensible folk, I was opposed to the original NAFTA deal at the outset, convinced that it did more for corporations than for the rest of us. I'm still of that view. Is it possible that the biggest change in the new deal is in the name itself, USMCA, so that Trump can boast tha ...

New UN report warns of climate catastrophe while Ford, Kenney spout rhetoric

Karl Nerenberg While some Canadian politicians are continuing to hammer home their message that attempting to impose measures to slow climate change – like taxing polluters – only costs harried consumers, the United Nations' latest report on global warming highlights that the cost of inacti ...