Climate change

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s year of extreme weather ‘consistent’ with climate change, meteorologist says

Each storm may not be as bad but the overall trends will be towards more extreme weather

 

A droplet of water falls from an iceberg delivered by members of Arctic Basecamp is placed on show near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The four ton block of ice, originally part of a larger glacier, was brought from Greenland to Glasgow by climate scientists from Arctic Basecamp as a statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

Researchers say a rainy North would also have devastating consequences for people and wildlife

 

Environmental activist David Suzuki speaks during a rally in Vancouver on October 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being “blown up” over climate change

Environmentalist says Victoria remarks a result of frustration at government inaction

 

Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. New research suggests the risk of extreme wildfire events is increasing across the globe, with some of the largest increases in Western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe, research says

Some of the largest increases in a world-wide trend are happening in Western Canada

Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. New research suggests the risk of extreme wildfire events is increasing across the globe, with some of the largest increases in Western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rains are flooding both the east and west coasts of Canada right now drawing attention to how ill prepared most of the country is for extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trudeau: Climate change here, impact devastating, aggressive action needed

‘Stakes could not be higher’: MPs hold emergency debate on B.C. floods, climate change

Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rains are flooding both the east and west coasts of Canada right now drawing attention to how ill prepared most of the country is for extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A surfer heads to the water in Cow Bay, N.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rain and high winds are impacting a large swath of Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

UPDATED: Parts of Atlantic Canada cleaning up after three days of heavy rain and wind

Bridges out, transportation disrupted as some areas hit with more than 200 millimetres of rain

A surfer heads to the water in Cow Bay, N.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rain and high winds are impacting a large swath of Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rains are flooding both the east and west coasts of Canada right now drawing attention to how ill prepared most of the country is for extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

MPs to hold emergency debate Wednesday on B.C. floods, climate change

B.C. MP Fast: ‘This is arguably the worst natural disaster in the history of our country’

Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rains are flooding both the east and west coasts of Canada right now drawing attention to how ill prepared most of the country is for extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, shown in this Wednesday, July 28, 2021, file photo, is proposing a climate levy that he hopes will be included in the city’s 2022 budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver mayor wants a climate levy in the city’s 2022 budget

Money would be used to cover infrastructure upgrades needed because of climate change

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, shown in this Wednesday, July 28, 2021, file photo, is proposing a climate levy that he hopes will be included in the city’s 2022 budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada mulls tougher greenhouse gas rules for shipping in proposal at international meeting

Canada, which has an overall target of net-zero by 2050, also spoke in favour of the resolution Monday as the meeting opened

The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau calls Three Amigos summit ‘extremely effective,’ but Biden unmoved on EVs

Trudeau hoped to convince Biden that his proposed tax incentive would kneecap Canada’s auto industry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Climate making disasters like B.C. rain more frequent and more intense: scientists

Too early to know the extent to which climate change contributed

A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Britain’s Alok Sharma, President of the COP26, second left, gestures as delegates applaud, flanked by Patricia Espinosa, left, UNFCCC Executive-Secretary, during the closing plenary session at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Environmental groups and politicians in Canada are reacting with a mix of hope, discouragement and determination to news that a last-minute deal had been reached at the United Nations climate change conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali

Green groups greet climate deal with hope, frustration after last-minute compromise

Climate Action Network Canada warned Canadian politicians they will be held to the deal’s pledges

Britain’s Alok Sharma, President of the COP26, second left, gestures as delegates applaud, flanked by Patricia Espinosa, left, UNFCCC Executive-Secretary, during the closing plenary session at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Environmental groups and politicians in Canada are reacting with a mix of hope, discouragement and determination to news that a last-minute deal had been reached at the United Nations climate change conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali
People start to gather near the Action Zone inside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant

COP26 to accelerate climate action already underway in Canada, experts say

Climate activists may have to continue to push the government along

People start to gather near the Action Zone inside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant
Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant

Canada, U.S. call to end fossil fuel subsidies as COP26 draft called ‘weasel words’

Draft calling for phasing out ‘unabated coal power and ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies criticized

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This 2020 photo provided by Polar Bears International shows a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada during migration. At risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. (Kieran McIver/Polar Bears International via AP)

VIDEO: How warming affects Arctic sea ice, polar bears

Polar bears, marked as ‘threatened’ on the endangered species list, called a white-hot warning signal

This 2020 photo provided by Polar Bears International shows a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada during migration. At risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. (Kieran McIver/Polar Bears International via AP)
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada earmarks 20 per cent of climate funding to address biodiversity loss

Steven Guilbeault made the promise during a Saturday speech at the United Nations COP26 conference

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to business representatives at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. (Scottish North American Business Council photo)

B.C. forest carbon offsets showcased at UN climate conference

Minister speaks on CleanBC plan in Glasgow, Scotland

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to business representatives at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. (Scottish North American Business Council photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Of the 200 Canadian delegates in Glasgow, two are from the Alberta government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau takes carbon pricing debate to the global stage at COP26

PM wants global price on carbon to cover 60 per cent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick