Is there is no carbon budget available?

David Spratt (author of "Climate Code Red: The case for emergency action") has written a very important report on the carbon budget & the myth of “burnable carbon”. His report contains inconvenient truths.

Here is his summary of this report:

16 tips for avoiding climate burnout

In my previous blog I discussed burnout in general but today I found a useful article in Grist which discusses avoiding burnout due to climate change activism. In case anyone is interested check this article by Gillian Caldwell. It was posted in 2009 before the Copenhagen COP but I think it is still very relevant.

Am I burning out?

Recently I have been feeling burned out (depression, tired, irritable ... I'm sure my friends could add a few more symptoms). I have done a bit of research into burnout and have found some articles on the subject ... this article in Psychology Today is good:

Request from Canadian youth at COP21 to raise a hand in support of zero by 2050

I got this message today from the Canadian Youth Delegation at COP21. Here is what they are asking for:

SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION -- we're asking folks at home to raise a hand in support of zero by 2050. If you can help us amplify this call that would be great just share the attached image! All folks have to do is raise a hand with the message written on their palm & tweet with the following text "Hi @ec_minister! I’m raising my hands for #zeroby2050! #CountUsIn #COP21 #COP21Can"

Looks like TCAN Friend, Ben Donato-Woodger, in the bottom middle image.

100% Possible March for Climate Solutions

TCAN member Patricia participated in the recent 100% rally in Ottawa. It was an inspiring event especially with an estimated 25,000 marchers. If you look closely you will see her towards the front of the first zero ;-)

Framing the Climate Narrative

One result of the recent Climate Summit of the Americas debacle, in which the provincial government was given free rein to frame the Climate issue as it chose, was a clear need to change the channel. Not just protest their action/inaction, but to take back the debate over consequences and solutions.

Canadian emissions from 1990-2013

​Last week Environment Canada published the National Inventory Report of Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks for the period 1990–2013

This is the Canadian Government’s Submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Oil Price Opportunity

What could be the impact of a carbon tax given the recent sharp drop in the price of a barrel of oil?  If we add a tax/fee/levy (call it whatever you want) now, will it make a big difference in consumption of fossil fuels since it will not raise the cost of fossil fuels to the previous levels?


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