Climate crisis

Letter to the editor.

Auto racing challenging Comox Valley Regional District’s own ‘Climate Action Challenge’ goal

Dear editor, The Comox Valley Regional District’s home page states “To preserve…

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns (second from left) bicycled into a summertime meeting on Denman and listened closely to issues raised by the Denman Island Climate Action Network. Photo supplied

Islands Trust council passes resolution endorsing the call for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Endorsement came after a Denman Island Climate Action Network presentation

 

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LETTER – Canadian government has an attitude of ‘latitude superiority’ when it comes to addressing climate change

Dear editor, On April 8, Canada approved a huge oil development in…

  • Jun 22, 2022

 

Scientists have noted an increased prevalence of breast cancer and brain tumours amongst people living with long-term exposure to air pollution caused by fossil fuel combustion engines. ADOBE STOCK IMAGES

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Air pollution is detrimental to everyone

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The average human takes 16…

  • Jun 7, 2022
Scientists have noted an increased prevalence of breast cancer and brain tumours amongst people living with long-term exposure to air pollution caused by fossil fuel combustion engines. ADOBE STOCK IMAGES
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LETTER – Densification process must include appropriate green spaces

Dear editor, Don’t be so sure densification is such a great idea.…

  • Jun 1, 2022
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Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Climate anxiety, and how to deal with it

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record This year, summer approaches with…

  • May 4, 2022
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Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Government must stop ignoring those ringing the alarm bell about our climate emergency

Dear editor, On Earth Day, my partner and I marched with others…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Students and citizens in the Comox Valley will take to the streets of downtown Courtenay Friday afternoon as part of the local Climate Action Strike. (File photo of 2019 event)

Comox Youth Climate Council holding youth strike on Earth Day

On Earth Day, Friday April 22, youth in the Comox Valley will…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Students and citizens in the Comox Valley will take to the streets of downtown Courtenay Friday afternoon as part of the local Climate Action Strike. (File photo of 2019 event)
This chart from NASA shows the atmospheric carbon level for the past 800,000 years, and what it has done in the last 70 years. (Via NASA)

LETTER – Present atmospheric CO2 levels show that the time to ‘build back better’ has past

Dear editor, Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist, was the first to…

  • Apr 13, 2022
This chart from NASA shows the atmospheric carbon level for the past 800,000 years, and what it has done in the last 70 years. (Via NASA)
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Plant-based diets are highly effective solutions for halting climate change

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record Behaviour modification, such as mask…

  • Apr 6, 2022
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Research illustrates how climate change impacts men and women differently

Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Health sector progressing toward sustainability

MEGAN TOMLINSON Special to the Record A family physician in Nelson, B.C.…

  • Feb 2, 2022
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Weird Church in Cumberland is hosting a series of Climate Conversations and events to help Comox Valley residents respond to the challenges brought by climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Weird Church in Cumberland is hosting a series of Climate Conversations and events to help Comox Valley residents respond to the challenges brought by climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Nalan Goosen was one of the organizers of a huge student rally in Courtenay to bring awareness to the climate crisis. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Youth mental health and climate change are intrinsically connected

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The extreme weather events of…

Nalan Goosen was one of the organizers of a huge student rally in Courtenay to bring awareness to the climate crisis. Photo by Erin Haluschak
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LETTER: The brunt of cost for fighting carbon emissions will fall on the lower/middle-income class

Dear editor, Shouldn’t the purpose of climate change policies get us to…

  • Nov 17, 2021
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Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Canada’s latest natural resources minister says in a country intent on helping to slow global warming without destroying the economy, his department can no longer be thought of mainly as the ministry for fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Canada’s latest natural resources minister says in a country intent on helping to slow global warming without destroying the economy, his department can no longer be thought of mainly as the ministry for fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Health care professionals must speak out about the climate crisis

By Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record The science is clear -…

  • Nov 1, 2021
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Active transport, such as walking, or cycling, is healthy for us, and the planet. (Black Press file photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Active transport helps people and the planet

Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a ‘Bicycle…

  • Oct 5, 2021
Active transport, such as walking, or cycling, is healthy for us, and the planet. (Black Press file photo)
An ‘all hands on deck’ approach will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our communities to withstand the harsher climate of the future. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Immediate action must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record The summer of 2021 in this…

An ‘all hands on deck’ approach will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our communities to withstand the harsher climate of the future. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Health equity, social justice belong in climate change conversation

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record Planetary health is a relatively new…

  • Jun 2, 2021
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