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?
With the increasing effects of climate change becoming apparent, the status of existing and upcoming projects becomes a matter of life and death. Thankfully, Canada is taking “concrete” steps in laying the “foundation” for climate resilient infrastructure!
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.
Every catastrophic storm, flood and fire in 2017 has been significantly worse than ever before, and left thousands of people devastated as a result. And in every case our changing climate has directly contributed to the level of destruction, leaving us to bare a great deal of the responsibility. Read about how 2017 beat new records, here at home and the rest of North America.
Hollywood is turning the heat up with its latest gamut of sci-fi movies. Graeme Virtue of The Guardian discusses how changing times have meant more movies are incorporating the reality of climate change to their narrative, and how scientists are becoming the heroes and heroines we deserve, and the ones we need right now!
In an upsetting turn of events, U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement in June 2017. Some continue to protest this action, some continue to be upset, but read on about how 3 brave New Zealanders, from a city not much bigger than Windsor, decided to turn things around.
Your green actions will go a long way in reflecting the changing consumption patterns and effects at an individual level. But is reducing our energy consumption the only way for us to mitigate climate change?
Windsor of Change (all pun intended), is a blog about climate change and how Windsor will be affected by it. It hopes to put climate change in the context of our beloved city Windsor, and how we could/ would be affected by it. And most importantly, what we can do as a community.