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Climate Change

BCSEA's Climate Leadership Plan Recommendations

BCSEA's 5 recommendations for a strong Climate Leadership Plan
 

BCSEA's recommendations ensure a government that is committed to combatting climate change, one that revives B.C.'s status as a Climate Leader. We urge British Columbians to give their input. The Government has extended the deadline for public consultation until noon on April 8th.

Give the B.C. Government your input by clicking here.

 

Your Turn to Speak up on Climate Change – Third Time Lucky

Last August, we urgently appealed to you, our members, to show the government your support for effective action on climate change. The B.C. government had called for public comments on what should be in an updated B.C. Climate Leadership Plan (“CLP”), and the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris (“COP 21”) created the expectation (since confirmed) of a growing global consensus that all the world needs to act urgently to minimize harmful climate change.

Voting for sustainable energy and the climate

Want to support the sustainable energy transition but don’t know how? VOTE on October 19th. You just might tip the balance.

Federal Candidates Debates praised by Candidates and Attendees

PUTTING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AGENDA ONE DEBATE AT A TIME

Engaged crowds, lively discussion of the issues and stalwart work by volunteer organizing teams have marked the first three of five "Energy, Climate and Our Future" federal debates on southern Vancouver Island.

ACTION ALERT! Share your thoughts on the Climate Leadership Plan

BCSEA Appeal to Members and the Public

The BC government is asking for British Columbians’ comments on climate action by August 17thCalled the Climate Leadership Plan, this is Premier Christy Clark’s first major testing of the waters of public opinion on climate change.

BCSEA Kamloops Speaks Up On Trans Mountain Pipeline

Why would another pipeline be needed when we’re in the beginning stages of a global transition to renewable energy?  That’s what the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA Kamloops) has said in its letter to the National Energy Board (NEB).  We invite you to read the attached letter with its two appendices, below.

Young Climate Heroes Win Pizza Party

Big congratulations to the winners of this year’s Climate Change Showdown from the Kamloops Chapter of the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association.

Bloomberg LP Launches First Tool That Measures Risk of 'Unburnable Carbon' Assets

loomberg LP is now offering a Carbon Risk Valuation Tool through its terminal subscription service

December 3, 2013
InsideClimate News

In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg L.P. unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related risks might batter the earnings and stock prices of individual oil, coal and natural gas companies.

My Ten Best Reasons for Voting YES in the Transportation Referendum

 

Starting this week, if you live on the Lower Mainland you will receive an invitation to vote in the referendum on the future of the region’s transportation.

Some people want to vote NO.

Maybe they never lived in a city that failed to work out its transportation problems, as I have. Try London, England, in the 1980s, when the roads were so jammed with traffic that I had to plan on getting stuck for half an hour every time I needed to drive somewhere.

Burst of warming may end lull in rising temperatures

Warming blast on its way.

February 23, 2015
New Scientist

Consider yourself warned. We can expect a burst of supercharged warming when the pause in rising global temperatures finally ends.

Global mean surface temperatures have not risen significantly since about 1998, which could be thanks to the oceans sucking up the extra heat.

If this turns out to be the case, Chris Roberts from the Met Office in the UK and colleagues have found that there is a 60 per cent chance the hiatus will be followed by a five-year period of rapid warming at twice the usual background rate of around 0.2°C per decade.