Climate Change


The foremost issue of our time, climate change, is happening – the climate has always changed and will continue to do so.  The planet is in a warming period (versus an ice age) and it has been theorized that climate change has been accelerated by greenhouse gases released by fossil fuel combustion.



97% of Climate Scientists Agree


It is claimed that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is anthropogenic (caused by humans). 


97% of Climate Scientists Agree (6:54)


Yet, the statistic is debated.


Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree? (4:36)



Greenhouse Gases


According to the dictionary greenhouse gases are defined as:  Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation produced by solar warming of the Earth's surface. They include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (NO2), water vapour and fluorocarbons.



Why Carbon Dioxide (CO2)?


Pollution must be measured and carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered an indicator of fossil fuel combustion and pollution. Theoretically, CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are outstripping the natural CO2 removal processes that keep the atmosphere in equilibrium. 


“Whenever you burn conventional fuel, you create carbon dioxide. [....] The carbon dioxide is invisible, it is transparent, you can’t smell it, it is not dangerous to health, so why should one worry about it?  Carbon dioxide has a strange property. It transmits visible light, but it absorbs the infrared radiation which is emitted from the earth. Its presence in the atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect [....] It has been calculated that a temperature rise corresponding to a 10 per cent increase in carbon dioxide will be sufficient to melt the icecap and submerge New York. All the coastal cities would be covered, and since a considerable percentage of the human race lives in coastal regions, I think that this chemical contamination is more serious than most people tend to believe.”  Edward Teller, Physicist, 1959 (source)


“Significant temperature changes are almost certain to occur by the year 2000, and these could bring about climatic changes. [...] there seems to be no doubt that the potential damage to our environment could be severe. [...] pollutants which we generally ignore because they have little local effect, CO2 and submicron particles, may be the cause of serious world-wide environmental changes.” Stanford Research Institute report to the American Petroleum Institute (API) (source)


When does CO2 become a pollutant? by Roberta C. Barbalace (2006)


More about CO2


Carbon Sequestration Facts



AO Comment


While the debate rages on about whether climate change is anthropogenic, the issue gets clouded by an even more pertinent matter – pollution.  Whatever you believe about climate change, fossil fuels are responsible for significant levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollution.  Thus, ceasing fossil fuel production, transportation and use is presented by concerned citizens as a solution to both issues.  Various countries have tried various schemes (alternative energy, carbon tax) to break their reliance on fossil fuels.


Generally, developing countries are more vulnerable to excessive weather conditions (storms, floods, droughts) than developed countries.  When it is argued that developed countries have accelerated climate change through the broad use of fossil fuels, the implication is that the developed countries are responsible and so “owe” the developing countries.  Some people think the climate change issue requires proof and level of human impact, however, ultimately the dispute is immaterial.  The real questions are “what should we do about it?”, “how much should we help other countries?” and “how much do we spend?”


Importantly, it should be noted that the climate change/fossil fuel controversy obfuscates recognition that our human population is growing beyond the resources of the planet.   Simply, we must stop destroying the world’s environment if we want to survive.


There is no final answer.  We are making this up as we go so do your own research, make up your own mind, and act in the way your conscience dictates.  Whatever decisions we make, we will live (or die) with them.




The countries most vulnerable to climate change (source)




Climate Change “Deniers”


Dr. Don Easterbrook / video


Exxon-Mobil’s funding of climate change skeptics



Climate Change News








New York Times

These Countries Have Prices

on Carbon. Are They Working?

Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich


Climate Science’s Myth-Buster

Guy Sorman

- Judith Curry


Globe and Mail

City of Victoria recommends class-action lawsuit against the oil and gas industry

Alastair Spriggs, Frances Bula


LA Times (USA)

PG&E files for bankruptcy. Here’s why that could mean bigger electricity bills

Sammy Roth

- California fires likely caused by electrical infrastructure in atypically dry forests.


California's DIY firefighters battle alone as the richest hire private teams

Gabrielle Canon

2018-11-11 / The Canadian Press

Ontario Institutions, Businesses to Receive $420 million in Federal Funding as Ottawa Bypasses Queen’s Park

The Canadian Press



National Post

Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel prize in economics for work on climate change and growth

David Keyton, Paul Wiseman


Wall Street Journal

Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Rob Taylor and Rhiannon Hoyle


Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Agence France-Presse



PG&E May Face Criminal Charges After Probe of Deadly Wildfires

Mark Cediak, Pamela A. Maclean



Greenhouse gas levels hit record high

Andrew Freedman

- 410 ppm carbon dioxide


Globe and Mail

‘Carbon pricing works,’ Canadian economists say as national debate heats up

Shawn McCarthy


Globe and Mail

Even strong climate-change believers don’t understand carbon pricing, survey shows

Mia Rabson


40 New Scientific Papers Say Global Warming Does Not Exist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai


Elizabeth May: Liberal Carbon Tax Plan A 'Failure Of Leadership'

Althia Raj


On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Benjamin Franta


Oxford Academic

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

William J. Ripple  Christopher Wolf  Thomas M. Newsome  Mauro Galetti Mohammed Alamgir  Eileen Crist  Mahmoud I. Mahmoud  William F. Laurance 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries


Vice News

Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Food

Arielle Duhaime-Ross

AO Info: Farmland Development


Daily Intelligencer / New York Magazine

The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

- Too hot for humans


Collective Evolution

5 Facts About Climate Change Shared By An Actual Climate Scientist

Arjun Walia


Youtube / Andrew Says

Climate Change: Where did '97%' Come From?

Andrew Says


Scientific American

We Just Breached the 410 PPM Threshold for CO2

Brian Kahn


With melting glaciers and mining, Bolivia’s water is running dangerously low

Ricardo Martinez

AO Info: Water - Droughts



World's reservoirs pumping out more greenhouse gas than Canada, study finds

Nick Lavars

AO Info:  Renewables - Hydro


EcoWatch / James Hansen

4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

James Hansen


EcoWatch / Michael Brune

'Signed, Sealed and Delivered': Paris Climate Agreement Reaches Major Milestone

Michael Brune


EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

‘Guacamole-Thick’ Algae Takes Over Florida’s Atlantic Coast, 4 Counties Declare State of Emergency

Lorraine Chow

AO Info:  Water


EcoWatch / Katie Pohlman

Louisiana’s Vanishing Island: America’s First Climate Refugees

Katie Pohlman


Youtube / PragerU

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

Richard Lindzen, MIT atmospheric physicis


Environmental Defence

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Keith Brooks on Ontario’s 2016 Budget

Allen Braude


Fairfax Free Citizen

“Carbon Pollution” Claptrap

Dr. Klaus Kaiser


CBC News

World's lakes are warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change

Emily Chung


EcoWatch / Climate Reality Project

What’s Going on in Antarctica? Is the Ice Melting or Growing?



National Geographic

5 Things You Need to Know About Climate Change | Explorer

Bill Nye The Science Guy


1millionwomen / Carbon Engineering

Blog:  This giant wall sucks CO2 out of the air!

Youtube video link (7 mins)


Video: What They Haven't Told You about Climate Change (5 mins)

Patrick Moore


Nobel Winner to Obama on Global Warming: 'Mr. President, You're Wrong'

Kathleen Brown


'Global warming the greatest scam in history' claims founder of Weather Channel

Jason Taylor


Fox News

Unprecedented amount of water toxins to blame for turtle deaths

Associated Press

- saxitoxin



Over 400 Die in Heat Wave; 127 Reportedly Dead in Last 24 Hours



Storms bring destruction to Texas and Oklahoma



EcoWatch / Sarah Lazare

Global Carbon Levels Surpass 400 ppm for First Time Ever for Entire Month

Sarah Lazare

- 400 ppm carbon dioxide


Climate Change Dispatch

The UN is using climate change as a tool not an issue

Maurice Newman


CBC News

Carbon dioxide global levels surpass daunting milestone

Associated Press

- global COlevels surpass 400 ppm (NOAA)


Climate change is a culprit in decline of Minnesota walleye

Josephine Marcotty



Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures

Christopher Booker



Toronto Star

Kathleen Wynne says doing nothing would be costlier than cap-and-trade

Richard J. Brennan


Globe and Mail

Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada’s reach, academics say

Ivan Semeniuk, Shawn McCarthy


Southern Ontario chill:  How cold is it?



Telegraph (UK)

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

Christopher Booker


Telegraph (UK)

Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming

Christopher Booker


EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change Is Not a Hoax, But…

Stefanie Spear


Youtube / TEDx Talks

Seven surprising results from the reduction of Arctic Sea ice cover | David Barber | TEDxUManitoba

David Barber


EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Obama: No Challenge Poses a Greater Threat Than Climate Change

Anastasia Pantsios


EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

BP Shareholders Urge Oil Giant to Face Up to Climate Risks

Stefanie Spear


Daily Mail (UK)

Volcanoes ARE cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall

Richard Gray


Youtube / Susan Duclos

Inuit Elders Warn Earth HAS Shifted

Susan Duclos


Toronto Star

Canadians want action on reducing greenhouse gasses, poll shows

Raveena Aulakh


Lake-effect snow pummels New York State, closes Thruway



The Guardian

IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

Damian Carrington



UN climate report urges end to fossil fuel emissions by 2100

The Associated Press


Daily Mail (UK)

Antarctic sea ice hits record levels as it reaches 20 MILLION square kilometers for time time since records began in 1979



Film for Action

Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists

Bill Moyers & Company


Global Research News

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims



Bridge River Lillooet News

Climate change to wipe out, move habitat for 100s of birds species: Audubon

The Canadian Press


EcoWatch / Climate News Network

New Satellite Maps Show World’s Major Ice Caps Melting at Unprecedented Rate

Tim Radford, Climate News Network


Daily Mail (UK)

Myth of arctic meltdown

David Rose


Youtube / Think Big – Bill Nye

Bill Nye to Climate Change Deniers: You Can’t Ignore Facts Forever (5 mins)

Bill Nye


Daily Mail (UK)

Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with 2.1million square miles more than is usual for time of year

David Rose

- US using temperature estimates?


Environmental Defense

Reality Check: Climate Change and the Tar Sands



No Frakking Consensus (Blog)

The Invisible Judith Curry

Donna Laframboise


Spiegel International (UK)

Green Fade-Out:  Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Gregor Peter Schmitz


Toronto Star

Is global warming a myth?

Raveena Aulakh


Daily Mail (UK)

A dose of COLD reality: The ironic saga of the eco-campaigners trying to highlight global warming and melting ice caps trapped in the freezing Antarctic

James Delingpole


Globe and Mail

No climate-change deniers to be found in the reinsurance business

Eric Reguly


Common Dreams

How Science is Telling Us all to Revolt

Naomi Klein


Suzuki Foundation

Canada admits Barack Obama can help it achieve emissions targets

Tyler Bryant


Washington Post

Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday

Jason Samenow


EcoWatch / TckTckTck

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Record High of 400ppm

Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Youtube / TED

Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

Allan Savory

- desertification


Youtube / wonderingmind42

The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See (10 mins)

Is climate change happening?  Maybe.



World Leaders Fail to Address Climate Crisis: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Measurements Exceed 400 PPM

Atmospheric CO2 exceeds 400ppm (NOAA)


Youtube / Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering - Industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air



Youtube / Chasing Ice

"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

Exposure Labs

Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski

- breakup at Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland


The Guardian

James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

Decca Aitkenhead



An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore



Other Climate Change Information:


Carbon Tax (wikipedia)


97% consensus (It’s Okay to be Smart (7 mins))


97% consensus (Dr. Roy Spencer (6 mins))  


97% consensus (Andrew Says (13 mins))



Link to Ontario’s Air Quality Index -- Alan Rusbridger podcasts:


The biggest story in the world:  episode 5 – economics (Larry Elliot, the Guardian’s economics editor)




Weather Geoengineering / Cloud Seeding / Weather Modification / Chemtrails


It’s a fact -- some planes are spraying chemicals into the air (i.e. to limit insurance hazards such as large hailstones (article)).  Also scientists have tried/are trying to modify the weather to control climate and weather patterns (Dr. Michio Kaku).  Additionally, it is suspected that chemicals have been sprayed over protest groups to make protesters uncomfortable (article).  


Proponents like Physics Professor Dr. Michio Kaku tout the benefits of weather control – for agriculture: droughts and floods, lightening suppression, hail suppression, biological responses, boundary layer energy exchange, remote sensing (.pdf); commercial: big events & sensitive buildings; and for military.


Opponents show concern that the chemicals may be harmful to human health; and indignation that the population is being dosed without consent.  They want to know how pervasive is this practice?


High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), a U.S. top secret military installation that some believe is being used to weaponize the weather.








First geoengineering experiment to dim the sun on track for 2019

Rima Sabina Aouf

- AO News: Carbon Capture & Storage


CBC Radio

Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic politically taboo, says scientist



CBC Radio

Geoengineering could hold back climate warming - but what if the dam bursts?



Does cloud seeding really work? An experiment above Idaho suggests humans can turbocharge snowfall

Angus Chen


CBC The National

Can geoengineering save the planet from climate change?



CBC Radio

Who’s in charge of geoengineering the planet?



Collective Evolution

Standing Rock Camp Being Sprayed with “Chemical Agents” by low flying aircrafts at night

Arjun Walia



Youtube / Victor G

NoDAPL: Chemicals sprayed over NoDAPL protesters at Standing Rock


- Snopes counters claim


Global News

Hail suppression team unusually busy with southern Alberta storms

Mia Sosiak


CBC Radio

The Planet Remade – through geoengineering



Youtube / JohnLothe

wtf is that: Geoengineering (2 mins)

John Lothe


Youtube / TruthMediaFilms

SKYSCRATCH – The Geoengineering/Chemtrail Cover Up (NEW 2014 Documentary)(55 mins)



Youtube / Cuckoo for Kaku

Michio Kaku – Controlling the Weather

Dr. Michio Kaku on CBS


The Royal Society

Geoengineering the climate – Science, governance and uncertainty



Other Information:


Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (






“It’s no longer an environmental story.  This is a story where the science is settled and it’s now all about politics and economics.”   Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian (source audio at 3:44)



“No challenge—no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does—14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.”  Barak Obama, President, USA (State of the Union Address 2015)



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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.