Seafaring the North Atlantic

Seafaring the North Atlantic is a musical and cinematic prelude to the Future of Oceans Symposium FEATURING a screening of shorts on the Atlantic from the archives of the NFB, followed by Canada’s premier violin and piano ensemble Duo Concertante, performing “The ocean is full of its own collapse” by Andrew Staniland, based on Lisa Read more about Seafaring the North Atlantic[…]

The Future of Oceans

The Future of Oceans A Royal Society of Canada Atlantic Symposium (in partnership with MUN and FANE) The health of our oceans has never been more in the public eye than today. Coral reefs and fisheries in every ocean of the planet are threatened by rising sea temperatures; the presence of human waste, especially plastics is ubiquitous; Read more about The Future of Oceans[…]

New IPCC Report on Climate Change

Last week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report, urging action on climate change. The report details both the dire consequences of inaction, but also charts a way forward towards keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees – such change, however, demands immediate and pervasive policy action. “There is alarming evidence Read more about New IPCC Report on Climate Change[…]

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?[…]