My focus as a reporter is to uncover how and why decisions are made. Day in and day out, I work to shine a spotlight on the politics and corporate power that shapes our collective response to the climate crisis.

My general philosophy is that even though we’re already seeing the early impacts of climate change, like extreme wildfire seasons and major flooding, we know the worst is still to come. And if we accept the science that the climate crisis is real and intensifying, then it’s not enough for climate change reporters to simply make the link between what we’re witnessing and global warming. Reporters must go further. It’s our responsibility to cover the decisions that shape what the coming years look like, because the path we choose will shape our lives.

This doesn’t mean a focus on jargon and science. For me, it means unpacking the battles to build the future.

I can’t do it alone. Your support is vital for Canada’s National Observer to continue this work. When you support CNO you're not just funding stories, you're investing in the future capacity of our country to have informed conversations about our planet. Your donation empowers us to delve deeper, uncover truths, hold decision-makers accountable and reach more people with our reporting.

Will you join our annual spring fundraiser to raise $100,000 by June 3 to fund critical climate reporting?

We’ve recently launched a new series about Canada’s efforts to clean its power grids. Clean electricity will be the backbone of a clean economy, but the country’s political landscape (whether it be right-wing premiers seemingly opposed to Ottawa’s very existence or the fossil fuel lobby pushing governments to give them loopholes to exploit), threatens to derail what experts say is an essential step in the race to net-zero.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be steadily rolling out deep dives into specific regional issues, explainers, investigations, data analysis, and more all aimed at answering the question of how Canada is preparing our power grids for the climate emergency.

To build new, effective and meaningful climate policy, the public has to be better informed about what works and what doesn’t. That is why financially supporting independent, critical journalism like Canada’s National Observer is more important than ever.

We need journalism that calls out greenwashing, holds those responsible for the climate crisis to account, and uncovers the type of information that helps move our country to a genuinely sustainable future.

I work every day to uncover all the ways rising temperatures are changing Canada and affecting people. But to continue doing this, I need you to back my work.

Longtime supporters have seen my reporting, made possible through your donations.

The last time I asked for your support I was in Dubai to cover the United Nations annual climate-change negotiations. Since then, I’ve brought you an exclusive interview with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley –– a global leader in global financial reform to respond to the climate emergency; broken stories about intense fossil fuel lobbying ahead of the federal budget; revealed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ongoing attempts to defend the carbon price, either through rebranding it or calling provincial bluffs; covered how Indigenous leadership are defending their rights against banks like RBC; and how Canadian financial institutions are propping up a dirty steel industry through their coal investments.

Investigations and analysis like this are why your support matters so much. It takes time and resources for journalists like me to pull these off, but it’s these types of pieces that move the needle on climate action.

Long-lasting influence comes from the steady stream of articles that inform our national conversations about climate change. I want Canada’s National Observer to be the go-to source for every person interested in understanding Canada’s response to climate change. To achieve this, CNO needs to continue growing our reach, hiring more reporters, editors, photojournalists, and more. To do this, we need your financial help.

I’m in this for the long run, and I know Canada’s National Observer wants to be too.

I hope you will make a donation and help ensure CNO remains Canada’s top source for climate-focused journalism.

I ask that you please support our campaign to raise $100,000 by June 3. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far — we’re getting closer, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we reach our goal. Can we count on your support to help us get there?

Your continued dedication to supporting independent Canadian media means a lot to me. Every donation funds reporting that readers like you can feel proud of.

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