SCAN! OnDemand Webinar Excerpt
Seniors for Climate Action Now presents this 21-minute excerpt from Doug Ford’s Climate Crimes: A SCAN! “Indictment on 33 Counts” Webinar.
The short features David Robertson’s overview of the group’s “Ten Climate Reasons to Defeat Ford” and a quick tour of “Doug Ford’s Climate Crimes” Webpages. Watch HERE or click image above.
Visit Doug Ford’s Climate Crimes page, with links to 33 climate crime PDF documents.
Meanwhile, in Ontario…
#7 – The Climate Impact of Buildings
We go to the polls on June 2, 2022. Meanwhile, in Ontario… juxtaposes what must be done to ensure a liveable future with what the Ford government has actually been up to. This is week 7 of 9.
Ontario needs to build with zero carbon materials NOW. There is no sign the Ford government understands this in its race to build more and more houses in Ontario. Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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The NOAA data release shows CO2 levels hitting 420.23 ppm in April,
Dr. Peter Kalmus didn’t make it to his job at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on Wednesday. The astrophysicist turned Earth scientist locked himself to the doors of a J.P. Morgan bank branch in Los Angeles instead.
- Mitigation of Climate Change
- Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Meet the ‘Future Generations’ Commissioner of Wales
April 5, 2022 – Reasons to be cheerful – Peter Yeung
Sophie Howe has a uniquely forward-looking job. Since 2016, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has been tasked with ensuring her country’s public institutions are taking into consideration how their actions affect Welsh citizens who haven’t been born yet. In that time, Howe has intervened on transport planning, education reform, gender and racial equality, and climate change. – Read the full story – Watch the TED talk.
Good News Department
April 19, 2022 – Toronto – The buried pipes that will help U of T turn carbon positive. A geothermal exchange system that in conjunction with major building retrofits and other measures will help the St. George campus become carbon positive by 2050, meaning it will collect more carbon than it emits.
Mar 22, 2022 – In Austria, the Government Pays to Repair Your Stuff. Taking the “right to repair” one step further, a Viennese repair bonus is going national — and keeping thousands of items out of the junkyard.
Feb 17, 2022 – Ontario’s Halton Region votes against developing 5,000 acres of farmland. The decision flies in the face of the Ford government, which has pushed to open up more land for development.
Jan 20, 2022 – Montreal Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among neighbours. They installed a geothermal energy system in the shared laneway behind their homes.
Dec 24, 2021 – New York City – The City has banned natural gas in new buildings, a move that could help the country’s largest city slash carbon emissions and toxic air pollution.
Nov 24, 2021 – Quebec – Canada Infrastructure Bank to fund 4,000 electric school buses “It’s a loan that’s based on the expected savings that the buses are going to generate over their life”
Nov 26, 2021 -Hamilton – Hamilton Votes to End Sprawl Stop Sprawl HamOnt, Environment Hamilton, and Environmental Defence Supporters, worked tirelessly to take their city’s future back from the hands of sprawl developers and rich landowners.