Net-zero emissions — balancing emissions by absorbing equivalent amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere — is the defining approach of international climate efforts. But some scientists are arguing that this strategy simply allows the perpetuation of the status quo and is certain to fail.
The Bloc Québécois is pushing the Liberal government to avoid calling an election during the pandemic. But, writes Gérard Montpetit, there is another reason to pay attention to the Bloc: the environment.
Fossil fuels, cattle and rotting waste produce methane, a greenhouse gas responsible for 30 per cent of global heating. Cutting it is the strongest action available to slow global heating in the near term, the UN's environment chief says.
We’re excited by Canada’s increased climate ambition, but as young professionals, we’re also terrified for the future, write Christie McLeod and Gareth Gransaull — because, frankly, our new target is just not good enough.