Monday, 9 May 2016

Fort McMurray and the Fires of Climate Change

The New Yorker

Though it’s tough to pin any particular disaster on climate change, in the case of Fort McMurray the link is pretty compelling. Story here.

'Volatile' Forest Fires Along Manitoba-Ontario Border Force More Evacuations

CBC News

2,800-hectare fire still spreading; 50,000 hectare fire north in Nopiming Provincial Park rages on. Story here.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Pipelines Not The Pathway to Paris Solutions

Times Colonist
PinP photo
Canada’s symbolic signing of the Paris climate agreements Friday was a hopeful and necessary step. Yet symbolism and rhetoric need to be followed by urgent action here at home if we are serious about avoiding a catastrophic four to six degrees Celsius of warming. Story here.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Climate Hawk Mourns for Fort Mac…and Many Others

The
ENERGY MIX

In a remarkable analysis distributed by email Thursday, Dale Marshall, National Program Manager at Environmental Defence, connects the tragedy unfolding in Fort McMurray with climate disasters and dislocations around the world. Story here.

Did Climate Change Contribute to The Fort McMurray Fire?

MACLEAN’S

Smoke  from the Fort McMurray fires has now spread over the eastern Canadian prairies and much of the US. NOAA map.
Experts say forest fires are more frequent, and more intense, due to climate change. Story here.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Destructive Wildfire Near Canada's Oil Sands May Have Been Fueled by Global Warming

SCIENTIFIC
AMERICAN
The devastating natural disaster in Fort McMurray is “consistent” with climate change. More here.

Photo by DarrenRD

Bakken Oil Field In North Dakota Causing a Rise in Air Pollution, Study Says

BILLINGS GAZETTE
An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. More here.

Assessing the dwindling wilderness of Antarctica

Nature Antarctica. Aerial photo by Astro_Alex. Less than 32% of Antarctica is made up of areas that are free from human interfere...