2016 May 16

April breaks global temperature record

2016 April Global Temperature Map

2016 May 13

Shell spills over 80,000 gallons of oil in Gulf of Mexico

2016 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Upcoming Events

2016 June 25th - 26th

3rd Annual Carbon Cycle

Carbon Cycle 2016

Come ride with us!
You'll enjoy great scenery, fabulous food, and you'll meet other
wonderful environmentally-minded people!
On top of all of that, you'll help us to raise money for our
Climate Action Campaign.

Click here for more details!

Coming to Hamilton


Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Screenings are being planned across the globe starting on April 30 to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry.



Cootes Paradise Today


Cootes Paradise Tomorrow?...


...if we don't stop using plastic bottles.

Did you know plastics move up the food chain?

How plastics affect human health

Millions of microplastics litter the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes and the plastic problem

Stop Line 9


Inside the Paris agreement: Hope or Hype?

Opposition to new fossil fuel infrastructure has spread throughout the world in recent years, as have an impressive array of practical, grassroots alternatives to business as usual.

The network and its global allies are now planning a worldwide mobilization against the fossil fuel industry for May of 2016. It will be preceded by countless local and regional rallies, marches, and direct actions, culminating in a unified focus on the world’s most destructive sites of fossil fuel extraction.

Perhaps if enough people are in the streets to say no to continued fossil fuel dependence and yes to community-centered alternatives, grassroots pressure can succeed where diplomacy continues to fall short.

- Brian Tokar,


TPP spells disaster for the planet and

social democracy across the globe.

Corporations rule the world!


The Truth About Climate Change

David Attenborough (BBC-Part 1)


The Truth About Climate Change

David Attenborough (BBC-Part 2)


Hamilton2Paris Rally


2015 May 19 - Santa Barbara, California

More than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled on California beaches

2015 April 8 - English Bay, Vancouver

2,800 litres of bunker oil spilled in English Bay

Engilsh Bay, Vanvouver


2015 March 7 - Gogama, Ontario

Here we go again!

2015 March 07 Gogama train derailment

Playing Russian Roulette

CN Train Derailments Soared to 57 in 2014

CN Railway Derailments, Other Accidents & Incidents

Date Location Derailment  
2015 Mar 22 Hudson, Colorado BNSF 120-car transporting coal  
2015 Mar 22 Wetaskiwin, Alberta CP train, 20-30 cars transporting potash  
2015 Mar 11 Gregg, Manitoba CN train 13 cars carrying refinery cracking stock  
2015 Mar 07 Gogama, Ontario CN train 38 cars carrying crude oil, fiery crash  
2015 Mar 05 Galena, Illinois BNSF 105-car train transporting Bakken crude oil, 2 cars on fire  
2015 Feb 16 Boomer, West Virginia CSX train of 100 crude oil tankers, 20 cars on fire  
2015 Feb 14 Timmins, Ontario CN 29 of 100 crude oil tankers  
2014 Dec 26 Banff, Alberta CP 15 cars  
2013 Jul 06 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec MMA 74-car freight train carrying Bakken crude oil. 47 persons killed  



Go Fossil Free



IPCC Climate Change Synthesis Report

A Summary for Everyone

2014 Nov 02

Today marks the release of an important document in the climate science world.

At 10 am this morning, the group of experts tasked by the United Nations with assessing the state of the climate released a major report on how and why it is changing, as well as what we can do about it.

Covering everything from declining sea ice to harnessing energy from the wind, the 100-page document has been hailed as an essential "handbook" on climate change.

It connects the dots between three reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past year, each looking at a different aspect of climate change.

Totting up the risks

Greenhouse gas emissions from humans are the highest in history, the first in the series of reports told us last year. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are released when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.

As a result the oceans, land and atmosphere are warming, snow and ice cover is melting, our weather is getting more extreme and sea levels are rising.

The second report looked at how climate change is contributing to problems like flooding, disruption to farming, food and water shortages, and species migration and extinction.

But humans can act to limit climate change. The third IPCC report looked at how we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change by curbing emissions from the way we get energy.

We can also make society more resilient by building flood defences and safeguarding food and water supplies, for example. That means when climate change impacts do hit, we're better prepared.

Connecting the dots

Today's Synthesis Report tells a concise story, drawing on all three reports. It says that if governments work to cut emissions and adapt to new conditions, we can still keep the risks of climate change low.

Beyond two degrees of warming, the risks posed by climate change are too high and it's unlikely we could deal with the consequences, nations have collectively agreed.

With the right policies we can prevent dangerous climate change, allow ecosystems to adapt, and ensure countries can develop sustainably, all at the same time, the IPCC concludes.

On the other hand, the slower we take action, the harder it will be and the more expensive it will get. Not acting now puts a very heavy burden on future generations, the report says.

The report makes it clear that climate change is a collective problem. Because climate change affects everyone, nations must cooperate to limit it. It will only be possible to limit the extent of climate change if nations work together.

The IPCC is an advisory body - it doesn't tell the world's leaders what to do. But today's report is the clearest guide yet from scientists about why we need to keep climate risks in check.

Roz Pidcock - Carbon Brief

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report AR5 (website)

IPCC Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report - Summary (pdf)

IPCC Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report -Longer Report (pdf)


Who's Gonna Stand Up? - Neil Young

Protect the wild, tomorrow's child
Protect the land from the greed of man
Take down the dams, stand up to oil
Protect the plants, and renew the soil

Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me

Ban fossil fuel, draw the line
Before we build, one more pipeline
Ban fracking now, let's save the waters
And build a life, for our sons and daughters

Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me

Damn the dams, save the rivers
Starve the takers and feed the givers
Let's build a dream and save the world
We're the people know as earth

Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me


University of Glasgow Divestment

2014 Oct 08 - The Guardian: University of Glasgow to divest of fossil fuel investments


2014 Oct 07 - The Guardian: Naomi Klein: UK fracking trespass law flouts democratic rights


Canadian writer Naomi Klein's latest book:

This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs The Climate

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon-it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it's impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it-it just requires breaking every rule in the "free-market" playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring.

Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It's about changing the world-before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap-or we sink.

Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.


Streamed live on Oct 6, 2014
Naomi Klein, Canadian award-winning journalist and author
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate.



  In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called “carbon combustion complex” that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.  



Toronto 350
The Science of 350


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