Advance 2030 Announcement

The province recently announced ‘Advance 2030,’ a growth plan for the fossil fuel industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the goals is to double off shore oil production by 2030. During the scrum that followed the announcement, premier Ball observed, “There is still a thirst for oil and gas throughout the world,” and that “the Read more about Advance 2030 Announcement[…]

Climate Change is Real

Climate Change is Real by Barry Stephenson Any adequate response to climate change must necessarily be rooted in the knowledge that climate change is real. There is much obfuscation and denial in the media, as well our economic and political institutions. These are some basic truths that we need to acknowledge–and come to terms with: Read more about Climate Change is Real[…]

Do We Really Care About Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador?

By Kyla Bruff Climate change is a global issue whose major actors — and factors — seem impersonal and impenetrable. Corporations, government bodies and industry influencers make our personal attempts to reduce our own individual daily burning of fossil fuels — e.g. taking Metrobus, walking to school or work when possible, etc. — seem insignificant. Our individual Read more about Do We Really Care About Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador?[…]

FANE Public Lecture: Do We Really Care About Climate Change?

  On Tuesday, November 7th at 8pm, three members of the For A New Earth team will publicly discuss the question “Do We Really Care About Climate Change?” at the Ship Pub. Is the answer hopeful, pessimistic, pragmatist, or otherwise? More specifically in recent months, in view of Trump’s defection from Paris, the rise of Read more about FANE Public Lecture: Do We Really Care About Climate Change?[…]

Dr. Barry Stephenson in the Memorial University Gazette: Climate Change Demands Radical Transformation

Read Dr. Barry Stephenson’s recent op-ed for Memorial University’s Gazette:

“The crux of the matter is that climate change demands radical transformation on a collective scale at a moment in social-cultural history characterized by hyper-individualism, cynicism about social institutions and politics, and, outside of sporting events, the absence of occasions to experience broad-based group identity and solidarity.”

The Future of Nature, Gros Morne

The Future of Nature: Gros Morne was a transdisciplinary event in environmental science, industry, and art on the West Coast of Newfoundland, September 10–13, 2015. Thanks to all who made The Future of Nature 2015 the huge success that it was! See below for a video by Barry Stephenson and a gallery of photos by Read more about The Future of Nature, Gros Morne[…]