As America is ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump squats with his eyes glued to his phone, tweeting. A petulant grin on his face, he seems oblivious to the virus spilling out all around him in this cartoon by Michael de Adder.
As much as COVID-19 is a large-scale human tragedy, no doubt science tells us this is just a warning compared to the existential risks global warming poses to our civilization in the years and decades to come, writes Christian Burgsmüller, the European Union's chargé d’affaires to Canada.
In the race against rapid warming in the Arctic, 26-year-old Kirsten Reid hopes to help First Nations, settler governments and conservation groups identify species at risk and design conservation spaces and biodiversity corridors to protect fragile ecosystems.
"When the federal government gets its next opportunity to align Canada’s electoral map with the reality of its population ... it needs to do more than just tinker at the margins," Max Fawcett writes. "Instead, it needs to go big — literally."
"There have been far too many unexplained deaths, cases of unreported violence and incidents of racism in Indigenous lives, and it is time we begin paying attention, seek deserved justice and acknowledge that systemic racism exists and flourishes in this country," writes Jamie Monastyrski.
"Unless Canada is willing to plan ahead, rural communities with the lowest capacity to cover costs of (climate-related disaster) disruption will continue to be hardest hit," write UBC grad students Victoria Ker, Erica Steele, Stephen Patenaude and Brayden Pelham.