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Climate Change

The IPCC’s Climate Solutions Report

Climate change—two simple words that are so innocuous, yet when combined are so dangerous that they might yet be carved on civilization’s gravestone:

Human Civilization.

Much loved.

Died from a sudden attack of climate change.

Earth Hour - What will YOU do?

Earth Hour is code—a code that makes some people change their behaviour and do amazing things.

In Nigeria, it motivated twelve young people to walk over three thousand kilometres through Nigeria, Niger, Mali, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin, finishing in Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos—and all along the way, it motivated them to promote a culture of peace and to create awareness about environmental sustainability. 

Run/Walk the TC10k with BCSEA!

Would you like to flaunt the BCSEA colours in public and join a highly popular running race / walk? Would you like to help raise the image of sustainable energy in Victoria? 
Join the BCSEA team in the Times-Colonist 10K, which will take place on Sunday, 27 April 2014. 

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy

February 26, 2014
Stanford News

Mark Jacobson and his colleagues have created a 50-state roadmap for replacing coal, oil and natural gas with wind, water and solar energy.

 

The Pacific Coast Climate Agreement: West Coast Progress

At the end of October, Christy Clark, BC’s Premier, signed a high profile agreement with the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California in which the four leaders make a strong and clear commitment to lead national and international policy on climate change. (1)

So what was in the agreement?

Climate Zombies Alert

On Friday, September 27th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, Part 1 of its Fifth Assessment Report.  The actual report will be available here on September 30th. 

 

In the run-up to its release, climate zombies around the world have been in panic mode, spreading disinformation, lies and nonsense in an attempt to confuse you as to the clearly established scientific truth about climate change. Warning: do not be fooled by these false reports. They are dangerous to your mental health, and to the health of the planet. More....

 

Can Earth’s modern economy operate without any fossil fuels?

Can Earth’s modern economy operate without any fossil fuels? 

There are plenty on the right who insist that it’s impossible: they’re hooked on coal, oil and fracked shale gas, and to make life easier, they often argue that climate change is just not a problem. 

There are plenty on the green left too (yes, there’s a right green, a middle green and a left green) who see peak oil as bringing the collapse of modern civilization, and who see the whole concept of endless economic growth as being completely unsustainable. 

But Mark Jacobson from Stanford University has news: they’re both wrong. 

Obama’s Big Climate Speech - Did it Cut the Mustard?

 

First, the speech

By any standards, and compared to any speechmaking we’re used to in Canada, it was brilliant. Why, by contrast, are Canadian politicians so dull and pedestrian?

  • The open confession of Earth’s beauty: “That bright blue ball rising over the moon’s surface containing everything we hold dear, the laughter of children, a quiet sunset, all the hopes and dreams of posterity, that’s what’s at stake.”

These Students are Our Heroes

Yes, students at Walnut Road Elementary in Surrey, for winning the city’s 2012/13 Climate Change Showdown contest. YOU ARE OUR HEROES.

Manpreet Sanghara, teacher of the winning Grade 5/6 class at Walnut Road Elementary says, “I am very proud of my students for taking the time to make positive changes at home to conserve energy. Many students went above and beyond expectations and encouraged their parents to make these changes as well.”

Five Key Decisions for BC's New Government

Energy issues featured prominently in the recent provincial election, with strong accents on both audacious development and sustainability. The new government faces immediate decisions on a couple of key energy issues: liquefied natural gas exports and BC Hydro’s planning. What do these look like from a sustainability perspective?