A 2013 study found the rate of warming since 1900 is 50 times greater than the rate of cooling in the previous 5000 years, which threatens to destroy the stable climate that enabled civilization. A new study confirms again that recent warming has been unprecedented in speed, scale, and cause.
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Closing critical libraries and severely cutting scientific research are the latest moves by the Harper administration to prioritize fossil fuel development and short-term profits over long-term concerns like climate change and the environment.
Despite being the leader on the Northern Gateway -- opposed by many for the increased carbon emissions that come from tar sands extraction -- Enbridge says it has so far invested $3 billion in renewable energy.
Canada’s environment minister Leona Aglukkaq changed a speech promising to take climate change seriously while the Harper administration continues to promote anti-environment, pro-fossil fuel policies.