Climate change

CBC: Canada’s youth call out Justin Trudeau before the world’s cameras at Paris climate talks


RealClimate provides information from working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. Contributing scientists aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.

American Institute of Physics: Spencer Weart’s “The Discovery of Global Warming”

This site is widely regarded as the most scholarly and authoritative introduction to the history of climate change research. The site covers the history of scientific climate research from the 19th century to today.

The Royal Society: climate change

The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth. It was founded in 1660 and counts many highly distinguished scientists as its fellows (e.g., Sir Isaac Newton was president of the Society between 1703 and 1727). Today, the Society supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists, and it debates scientific issues with the public. The Royal Society has published many scientific reports about climate change including “Facts and fictions about climate change”.

UK Documentary Great Global Warming Swindle Controversy

This site provides objective information to help people who saw the film better understand what is known about our changing climate.  The website contains details of the most comprehensive of the complaints to the UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) regarding Channel 4’s film The Great Global Warming Swindle. 

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”: a critique.

David Jones, Andrew Watkins, Karl Braganza and Michael Coughlan at the National Climate Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia have published a brief analysis of the documentary available here.

A thorough analysis of some of the misrepresentations of scientific evidence that are still present in the DVD release of The Great Global Warming Swindle.

“How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic”

Despite its off-putting title, this site contains a large number of short, clearly written, and very informative articles, with hundreds of links to supporting evidence, explaining why the myths that circulate about climate change on the internet are inaccurate.

“Skeptic Arguments”

Similar to the “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” site linked to above.

Stop Global Warming

“With the support of leading scientists, political, religious, cultural and business leaders, the Virtual March is creating one, loud collective voice that will be heard around the world. By spreading the word, we are building a movement to stop global warming.”

How Global Warming Works

An introduction to the basics on how global warming really works.

U.N. Sustainable Energy Effort Could Keep Warming below 2 Degrees Celsius


Environmental Issues Sources:

International Agencies

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, and catalyst 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. 

Federal Government of Canada

Environment & Climate Change Canada

Provincial Governments

Province of British Columbia – Environment and Climate Change

Province of Alberta – Environment


Regional and Municipal Governments

Capital Regional District (CRD) Environmental Services

Township of Esquimalt Sustainability Department

City of Victoria Engineering Department

Non-Governmental Organizations

Sierra Club of/du Canada

Sierra Club of Canada works on issues ranging from climate change and energy to toxic chemical contamination and loss of biological diversity.

The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development

David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life,

Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Warming

Individual, Corporate and Government Action on Climate Change

“clear guidance on climate solutions. Positive action is long overdue and this exciting road map will help move us forward.”

David Suzuki, scientist, author and broadcaster

UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics library

contains more than hundred different illustrations explaining the science behind global warming and climate change, as well as current and future impacts on regional and global scales.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Graphics and maps

These graphics have been produced for the periodic Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Canada’s National Political Parties

Conservative Party of Canada

New Democratic Party of Canada

Liberal Party of Canada

Bloc Québécois

Green Party of Canada

BC’s Provincial Political Parties

Liberal Party of BC

New Democratic Party of BC

Green Party of BC

Canadian Media Coverage | Environment tops public agenda, poll finds

“The #1 issue is the environment … this issue has just taken off like wildfire,” pollster Tim Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel (2007)