climate crisis

‘Time is running out,’ Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change says

On Aug. 9, the United Nations (UN) released a 4,000 page report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report compiles comprehensive research and expert opinions to emphasize the “code red for humanity” reflected in the current state of our climate.Continue...

Student Life Centre hosts panel discussion on solidarity in climate crisis activism

When four youth panellists joined together on Wednesday for a discussion about the climate crisis, they brought attention to how it intersects with lived experiences and social injustices.Continue...

Splitting atoms: making sense of nuclear power

If you didn’t get the message from grade five science class onwards: fossil fuels are the bane of humanity.Continue...

Single-use plastics ban ignores a larger problem: carbon emissions

The Liberals’ single-use plastics ban is set to take effect next year, including items like takeout containers, plastic cutlery, and straws. There’s no doubt this is a positive step forward from an environmentalism standpoint, but the ban ignores a much greater problem: Canada’s carbon emissions.Continue...

The Journal visits the Wolfe Island windmills

For the Climate Crisis issue, The Journal heads across the Lake to learn more about the Wolfe Island windmills. Learn about the modern energy sources, and hear the perspective of Grant Pyke, a...Continue...

My failure to go zero waste

Three years ago, I tried to go ‘zero waste’ and failed. Miserably.Continue...

The spill on plant-based milk

Looking to lessen your environmental impact can be a daunting task—it’s hard to know what power you have to make a positive impact on the climate.Continue...

We need to plant the seeds for a more sustainable cannabis industry

Since its legalization, marijuana has become a big industry in Canada, and like most industries of its size, it comes with a substantial environmental impact—but it doesn’t have to.Continue...

Stop the narrative that climate change is caused by you and me

Personal accountability for the climate crisis isn’t just irrelevant; it was designed and implemented by the world’s biggest polluters. If we want to save our planet, we need to stop blaming everyday people for the declining environment and start holding the real culprit responsible: the fossil fuel industry.Continue...

Will the pandemic’s blue skies last?

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, the resulting international shutdown brought clearer skies, sparking hope in humanity’s fight against climate change—but that hope might be misplaced.Continue...

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