climate change

it's cool, officer, it wasn't me

it's cool, officer, it wasn't me

“I surrender”

al.lucyna takes us through a lyrical journey of discoveries and decisions she went through to make better choices for herself and the planet. While she laments the choices of her past, she also looks forward to a future guided by more sustainable beliefs.

Preserving the 7th Continent - An Epic Journey to Antarctica

Preserving the 7th Continent - An Epic Journey to Antarctica

Motivated by wanderlust and a bid to get to the bottom of the climate crisis, WOC writer and Climate Reality Leader, Kim Michele, set off on an adventurous journey earlier this year to the mysterious ‘7th Continent’ - Antarctica. In the first of a series on the icy, distant landmass, she talks about the ‘Carbon Sink’ phenomenon, the effects of climate change, and the need to fight to protect Antarctica - like our world depended on it.

Not Worth It – How Time is Ticking for Alberta's Boreal Forest

Not Worth It – How Time is Ticking for Alberta's Boreal Forest

The Boreal forest of Canada is part of the largest land-based biome in the world. But, as with other biomes, it is under immense climactic threat. A recent study at the University of Alberta revealed how the clock is ticking on one of Canada's most vital assets.

(Climactic) Conflict of Interest

(Climactic) Conflict of Interest

The most popular repercussions of a changing climate are rising sea levels, a warming planet, drought and species loss, among many others. However, there is one other less discussed consequence : the relationship between resource scarcity and violence, one that will change society as we know it.

Much Trudeau About Something - How Canada Still Can Improve on Climate Change Awareness

Much Trudeau About Something - How Canada Still Can Improve on Climate Change Awareness

When it comes to climate change awareness, the current government of Justin Trudeau is quickly making up for the Harper government's inaction. But, as an open letter from Ottawa-based think tank Evidence for Democracy shows, improvement is still necessary.

Be Green Be Profitable – How One Entrepreneur is Educating Corporations on Climate Change Risk

Be Green Be Profitable – How One Entrepreneur is Educating Corporations on Climate Change Risk

If the world is in chaos, everyone loses. That’s the view that the founder of Earth on Board, Philippe Joubert adheres to. Learn more about why he believes corporations and governments need to work together for a sustainable future and tackle climate change.

Are Nanoparticles in Food a No-No?

Are Nanoparticles in Food a No-No?

What do we know about nanotechnology in food? From dairy products to water purification, nanotechnology in food is making waves across realms. But despite it's versatile application, how sustainable are nanoparticles in food? Is small really better?

2018 and the Upcoming Challenges of Canadian Climate Change Policy

2018 and the Upcoming Challenges of Canadian Climate Change Policy

In December 2017, the world was hit with a heart-wrenching imagery of a polar bear on the cusp of its last breath, from starvation and climate change. This now world-famous video, shot by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is the new poster for urgent climate action. So what changes must we adopt in 2018 in Canada to ensure escalated action to preserve and protect? Can we see the light at the end of this tunnel?

Thinking of Buying A New Smartphone? Don't.

Thinking of Buying A New Smartphone? Don't.

Smartphones may not be that smart or sustainable after all. With emissions numbers enough to make you roll your eyes right out of the back of your head, OEMs are becoming notorious for unsustainable practices. Fortunately, we have a trick or two up our sleeves to help combat this problem.

Climate Change: A Matter of Scientific Literacy or Political Ideology?

Climate Change: A Matter of Scientific Literacy or Political Ideology?

Climate change doesn't have two sides. Then why do some still think it does? "As if there were “two sides” to gravity, and whether we fall or float when we step off the cliff somehow depends on our perspective, our opinion, and our politics rather than on the facts." - states Dr Hayhoe, a climate scientist, on why the issue of politics is the biggest barrier to overcome in this fight.