Skipping meals to talk to the media, aiming to get arrested – and still making it to your hockey game. These are just some of the tasks found on the to-do lists of campaigners in Canada who are putting everything on the line to fight for a liveable, just future. Lucy EJ Woods went to meet them.
Lifestyle changes are no substitute for collective action. But personal carbon-cutting still matters – it’s a powerful way to signal the climate emergency to those around us, move the needle on policy and set bigger cultural changes in motion. Mike Berners-Lee lays out an nine-step carbon detox.
In order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, over 80 per cent of known fossil-fuel reserves simply cannot be burned. As political systems fail, Danny Chivers writes about the social movements are targeting mines, rigs, infrastructure and investment to keep carbon in the ground. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Spotlight: Arka Kinari||Democracy on the edge||March, 2021|
|The case for nature||The biodiversity emergency||January, 2021|
|My ass and the oceans||A caring economy||November, 2020|
|5 reasons why care and the climate are inseparable||A caring economy||November, 2020|
|Agony Uncle||The Kurds - betrayed again||July, 2020|
|Young climate heroes||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Spotlight: Peter Cusack||China in charge||November, 2019|
|What if... cities became car-free?||China in charge||November, 2019|
|What if... the world turned vegan?||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|What we cannot avoid||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|Climate regulator||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|Temperature check||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|Life after coal||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|First-class lifeboats||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|Footsteps disappear||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|World in motion||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|‘Real education happens outside the classroom’||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|Action & info||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|Habitable Earth||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|