Divest MUN says decision by university’s Board of Regents to strike an advisory committee to study the question of fossil fuel divestment is a “positive sign”.
MUN professor takes aim at consumer capitalism for its role in the ecological and climate crises, draws inspiration from Pope Francis in leading a local initiative to start “a new conversation” about ecology and sustainability.
Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.
As the planet continues to warm, climate change is posing a growing threat to human health and global insecurity, as the Newfoundland author wrote in his 2009 book Climate Wars. If current climate commitments are an indication, however, don’t expect an adequate solution in Paris this December unless countries make short-term commitments to cope with the climate crisis.
Global movement grows in Canada’s faith community, strengthening the call to combat climate change on moral and ethical grounds.
As governments around the world are undergoing a paradigm shift by decarbonizing their economies and moving into the clean renewable era, Canada is on the brink of a structural transformation in its economy and its politics.
Official government projections for provincial oil royalties look bleak. We must adjust to life after the boom.
On July 4 Canadians will take to the streets in one of the biggest national days of action to date to deliver a clear message: change must happen now.
Memorial University climatologist Joel Finnis answers questions from The Independent about climate change denial, how the future looks for both Newfoundland and Labrador in a warming world, fossil fuel divestment, and whether or not “ethical” oil development is possible.
After MUN’s faculty union voted overwhelmingly in support of fossil fuel divestment to tackle climate change, Memorial University President Gary Kachanoski touted the school’s “ethical investment policy”. Problem is, that policy has not yet been enacted.
On the culture and consequences of climate change denial in Newfoundland and Labrador…
On Tuesday the Memorial University Faculty Association will vote on a motion asking its membership to support DivestMUN and pursue its own fossil fuel divestment actions.
Following a premier’s climate summit in Québec City earlier this week, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis says his government cares about mitigating climate change but has no plans to slow fossil fuel development anytime soon. Meanwhile, 60+ Canadian academics think the time is perfect for a transition to low-carbon economy.
On April 15, one day after NL Premier Paul Davis attended a climate summit in Quebec City that brought together most provincial and territorial leaders, Davis answered questions by phone about how Newfoundland and Labrador is responding to the climate crisis and the province’s “responsibility to be in oil”
Memorial’s strategic investments in Arctic oil pose environmental risks in the region and to the planet
Industry is telling your children oil has a bright future in the province
Memorial University’s fossil fuel divestment group launched its first direct action Thursday at Grenfell Campus, using impromptu theatre to talk about climate justice
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador didn’t get the memo about climate change
It may be the most pressing issue of our time, but the chair of NL’s recently appointed fracking review panel says climate change is “not what the panel’s about”
Dispatches from Manhattan on the largest climate march in history