Special report from Climate Action NOW

  • Canada’s inadequate emissions target means that we are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at dangerously high levels.

  • Unless the government rapidly reduces its emissions in the future, Canada will contribute emissions to the global effort at a level that will have world temperatures increase to the dangerously high 3.5 Celsius mark above pre...

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According to Oil Change International, Canada does not need new pipelines, in spite of repeated misleading claims by the oil industry.

That’s the conclusion of a new Oil Change International (OCI) analysis showing that Canada has ample pipeline Capacity to export all existing and under construction oil production to market from western Canada. The analysis suggests that industry has manipulated its forecasts to perpetuate an ongoing myth of pipeline constraints in order to...

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To give an indication of the carbon budget implications of the INDC scenarios, Figure 3.2 (on the right) shows the cumulative CO2 emissions implied by the INDC scenarios until 2030. Figure 3.2 shows that under the INDC scenarios, the IPCC CO2 budget for limiting warming to below 2°C with at least 66 per...

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World must urgently increase action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report

  • World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4oC this century, even with Paris pledges
  • 2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2oC 
  • Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and...
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Interested in how scientists attempt to predict the amount of temperature increase caused by increases in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere? then you may be interested in this article about climate sensitivity.

Climate scientists are certain that human-caused emissions have increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 44 per cent since the Industrial Revolution. Very few of them dispute that this has already caused average global temperatures to rise...

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