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Canadians still support climate action: poll

BIV / Jeremy Hainsworth / 28 May 2020

COVID-19’s economic and health challenges have not diminished support for infrastructure changes to create a cleaner Canadian economy, a new poll finds.

Results from the Abacus Data-Clean Energy Canada poll released May 28 found an equal number of those surveyed believed a change to a cleaner economy was possible and that such considerations should come after health and economic concerns.

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‘The human fingerprint is everywhere’: Met Office

The Guardian / Jonathan Watts / 27 May 2020

Scientists at the Hadley Centre, which has been on the global frontline of climate monitoring, research and modelling since it opened in 1990, said early theories about fossil-fuel disruption have been proven by subsequent facts.

“The climate now is completely different from what we had 30 years ago. It is completely outside the bounds of possibility in natural variation,” said Peter Stott, a professor and expert on climate attribution science at the centre.

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Steep fall in emissions is no cause for celebration

The Guardian / Fiona Harvey / 19 May 2020

“None of this is good news for anyone,” added Joeri Rogelj, a lecturer in climate change at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. “It is the symptom of a massive economic disruption caused by the pandemic and the measures to contain it. For the climate, this month-long wake in otherwise record-high emissions is entirely insignificant.”

What is to come might be worse still, he warned, if governments around the world seek to kickstart the global economy out of its pandemic recession by pouring public money into projects that prop up existing industries and increase our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Where are all the carbon emissions coming from?

Grist / Shannon Osaka / 27 April 2020

Pedestrians have taken over city streets, people have almost entirely stopped flying, skies are blue (even in Los Angeles!) for the first time in decades, and global CO2 emissions are on-track to drop by … about 5.5 percent.

Wait, what? Even with the global economy at a near-standstill, the best analysis suggests that the world is still on track to release 95 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in a typical year, continuing to heat up the planet and driving climate change even as we’re stuck at home.

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Youth Climate Action Summit 2020 postponed to October

Frontenac Arch Biosphere / FAB This Month / 26 April 2020

The FABN in partnership with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Foundation and the Enviro Club at Brockville Collegiate Institute are organizing a Youth Climate Action Summit. The Summit was to take place on April 20-21, 2020 at the Aquatarium in Brockville. In light of recent global and regional recommendations, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network decided to postpone the Youth Climate Action Summit to October 5-6, 2020. At this point in time, details on the summit, available at youthclimateactionsummit.ca, will remain the same and registrations are still open for the new dates. We look forward to hosting this powerful two day gathering of youth in the fall!

How to shift your mindset and choose your future

TED Talks / Tom Rivett-Carnac / April 2020

When it comes to big life problems, we often stand at a crossroads: either believe we’re powerless against great change, or we rise to meet the challenge. In an urgent call to action, political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac makes the case for adopting a mindset of “stubborn optimism” to confront climate change — or whatever crisis may come our way — and sustain the action needed to build a regenerative future. As he puts it: “Stubborn optimism can fill our lives with meaning and purpose.”

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