Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Caitlin Grady and Jasveen Brar

Caitlin Grady Hometown: Gatineau, Quebec Major: Double major Biology and Environment, Sustainability & Society Jasveen Brar Hometown: Medicine Hat, Alberta Major: Biology with a minor in Environment, Sustainability & Society Caitlin Grady and Jasveen Brar’s passion for environmental initiatives and activism stems from their identity as Canadians. “North America is a huge contributor to climate…

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PowerShift

  Sophie Clark cranes her neck and looks back at a thousand people marching behind her. Dancing puppets and floating signs obscure her view, and she can’t see to the back. She can’t even see half way. She waves a sign, her cold hands clawing its wooden shaft. Its message is the same as the…

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When the levee breaks

Canada needs to reach greenhouse emission reduction targets When the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, if there is no international legally binding climate agreement to replace it, people projecting the end of the world in 2012 might actually be on to something. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 10, negotiators, leaders, ministers, civil society members and…

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Dal students at UN negotiations

Dal's CYD team. Photo by Sarah Mateshaytis

Climate change on the agenda Two Dal students, two King’s students and a recent Dal grad are traveling across the world at the end of November to attend the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, South Africa. These students were selected as members of the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD), which is made up of 18…

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Halifax is sinking

Canadian Youth Delegation holds a rally downtown to raise awareness on rising sea levels Anna Rzhevkina, News Contributor   Dozens of members of Canadian Youth Delegation marched downtown dressed in scuba diving gear on Nov. 12 to illustrate the problem of rising sea levels. “We want to show that Canada is affected by climate change, and…

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Dal students “changed” by Powershift conference

By Maggie Lovett, Opinions Contributor In the early morning hours of Oct. 23, a group of 40 sleep-deprived Dalhousie students boarded a bus destined for Ottawa. We were there to attend Power Shift, the largest gathering of youth ever on the issue of climate change in Canadian history. Why did the about 1,000 reported youth from…

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Climate catastrophe approaching

By Nicole Feriancek, Opinions Contributor Climate change is no longer about energy saving light bulbs and reusable grocery bags. It’s the single biggest problem humanity has ever faced. Ever. It’s being called a climate catastrophe. You might not believe me. Climate change is a good thing, you might tell me. Hey, I wouldn’t mind Nova Scotia…

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Youth protest for climate change action

Hundreds of youth protestors gathered on Parliament Hill on Oct. 26 for the largest climate change rally in Canadian history. It was part of Power Shift, a three-day summit where youth converged in Ottawa to discuss climate change and lobby the Federal government to take action. It was co-ordinated to coincide with a global day…

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