Municipal Climate Emergency Declarations

Hats off to Kingston, Hamilton and West Nipissing for adopting municipal climate emergency declarations. (My deep thanks to everyone who made this possible.) They join Vancouver, Halifax, Edmonston and hundreds of Quebec municipalities. The next step is to turn the declarations into real action on the three key areas that matter most: reducing climate pollution, getting ready for what's coming, and speaking up about both of them.

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Climate emergency declarations now cover 290 million citizens

Climate emergency declarations have been adopted in 1,180 jurisdictions and local governments, covering 290 million citizens. Full list and how-to at https://climateemergencydeclaration.org/climate-emergency-declarations-cover-15-million-citizens/

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Some updates

Dear friends, As you may have noticed, I'm giving even more climate talks now than I did as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, with no staff to help me. The public response is amazing, thank you - see some comments...

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Living Underwater

Don't miss Living Underwater, Jewish essays and art about coping with the #ClimateCrisis, a beautiful, thoughtful on-line zine. Yes, it includes my article about what we can learn about the #ClimateCrisis from the ancient story of Pharaoh and the 10...

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Turning parking spots into bike lanes: Seville did it

Want low carbon public transportation infrastructure that's fast and cheap to build? Learn from Seville. #SafeBikeLanes

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Court tobacco decision may set precedent for cases against fossil fuel companies

Extreme weather events, made more likely by the climate crisis, are costing Canada’s insurance companies heavily. Severe weather cost insurers $1.9 billion in 2018. But that’s not the only reason insurers should worry about global heating. In February 2019, Canada’s Office...

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