Alberta tar sands project to test Trudeau’s climate pledge in 2020

    Dec 27, 2019 – CBC News –

    One of the first things Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has to decide in the new year is whether to give cabinet approval to the Teck Frontier mine project. That is a massive new tar sands project that environment advocates say is absolutely incompatible with reaching the “net-zero” target.


    Tesla Trans-Canada Supercharger route goes live all at once

    Dec 20, 2019 – Electrek –

    Tesla Trans-Canada Supercharger route has gone live – all at the same time. Most of the locations have Tesla’s new 250 kW V3 Supercharger. These allow a Model 3 to add about 160 km range in seven minutes.


    Australia’s heatwave registers new hottest day on record

    Dec 18, 2019 – ABC News –

    The average maximum temperature across Australia 40.9 degrees Celsius, breaking the mark of 40.3℃ set in January 2013. Even this record is unlikely to last for long as their heatwave continues.


    Cop25: What was achieved and where to next?

    Dec 16, 2019 – Climate Home News –

    The latest climate conference ended with an agreement with all language on ambition removed. Countries are now “invited” to “communicate” by 2020 their mid and long-term climate plans. No language to “update” or “enhance”.


    Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada’s mega mine

    Dec 10, 2019 – The Guardian –

    If the Canadian government approves Teck Resources’ Frontier mine it will “effectively signal Canada’s abandonment of its international climate goals”. The mega mine would add 6 megatonnes of climate pollution every year. That’s on top of the increasing amount of carbon that Canada’s petroleum producers are already pumping out every year.


    Scientists have gotten predictions of global warming right since the 1970s

    Dec 4, 2019 – Vox –

    For the first time, a systematic review of climate models has been published. Long story short: “We find that climate models published over the past five decades were generally quite accurate in predicting global warming in the years after publication.”


    Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating, citing continued dependence on oil

    Dec 4, 2019 – CBC News –

    Trevor Tombe, an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, said the downgrade is pretty consistent in its assessment of Alberta’s risk due to the importance of the oil and gas sector to the province’s budget.


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