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‘Before the flood’: The growing urgency of adapting to the climate crisis
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‘Before the flood’: The growing urgency of adapting to the climate crisis

The world is rapidly barreling toward climate change tipping points. Floods, fires and heat waves are hitting with growing ferocity. There is, in Canada as elsewhere, a growing reality that adaptation is urgent and necessary. Read more: Red Cross has distributed $27 million in Fiona donations, most to Nova Scotia, P.E.I. Read More Red Cross has distributed $27 million in Fiona donations, most to Nova Scotia, P.E.I. With that knowledge growing, on Thursday the federal government announced a $1.6 billion spending package to help provinces, municipalities and First Nations deal with the effects that are already being witnessed across the country.The thinking, says f...
Rainn Wilson “changes” his name to raise awareness for climate change
Entertainment

Rainn Wilson “changes” his name to raise awareness for climate change

Describing it as a "cheap stunt," actor Rainn Wilson introduced himself with a new name on social media Thursday, calling himself "Rainnfall Heat Wave Rising Sea Levels Wilson" in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.On behalf of environmental advocacy group Arctic Basecamp, "The Office" star posted a video discussing the worldwide impacts of weather shifts in the Arctic. "What happens in the Arctic, doesn't stay in the Arctic," Wilson said in his video. "As the polar caps melt, it drives up risks throughout the world, including extreme weather events that affect all of us." Join me @ @ArcticBasecamp in bringing attention to the melting issue. We need world leaders to take action at COP 27!The Arctic is melting at Millions of Liters per second, yet this problem ...
Canadian support for climate change initiatives lags ahead of COP27: Ipsos – National
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Canadian support for climate change initiatives lags ahead of COP27: Ipsos – National

Ahead of the COP27 forum, Canada appears to rank near the bottom of 34 countries when it comes to public support for measures to help tackle climate change, a new poll suggests. When asked about support for a range of initiatives governments could propose, such as subsidies for clean technology and providing incentives to invest in green financial products, Ipsos polling of citizens from 34 countries indicates support among Canadians ranks between the 27th and 31st spots. Read more: On COP27 eve, climate activists block private jets from leaving Amsterdam airport Read More On COP27 eve, climate activists block private jets from leaving Amsterdam airport “These res...