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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Toronto Youth Strike for Climate:  Student Demand Voice on Climate Plan

    January 11, 2019 (Toronto, ON): Climatefast, FridaysforFuture GTA and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Toronto are holding a Youth Climate Rally at Queen’s Park Friday, January 11, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. This rally is being held in solidarity with 11 other climate rallies across Canada as part of the global FridaysforFuture climate movement inspired by the teenage Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg.  

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • BLOG: I’m Skipping School for Climate Emergency!

    I’m in grade 11, and for one day a month, I skip school. Such action would normally be considered a petty teenage rebellion. However, with the threat of climate catastrophe hurtling towards us, we are not living in normal times. There is nothing radical about my desire for a livable future. 

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE Sudbury’s “Fridays For Future” Brings Concerns to the Medical Community

    On Friday, January 11, 2019, youth are striking outside Health Sciences North/ Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN), Northern Ontario’s largest hospital.  They will also be speaking with Dominic Giroux, President of HSN, about how the climate crisis is the greatest health threat in the 21st century. The youth will be specifically focusing on the recommendations made by the Canadian Lancet Countdown.

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  • BLOG: Citizens’ Climate Lobby – The Cure for Climate Trauma

    Finally, I told the story of lobbying in Washington and how on the first day I had a small list of representatives to visit and did not volunteer to do more because I feared for the headaches. After lobbying three times on the first day I never felt more hopeful and empowered after talking about climate change and did not have a headache. I went on to lobby in as many offices as I could manage to squeeze in my schedule.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK: The Latest IPCC Report

    High prices on GHG emissions will be necessary to cost-effectively meet a 1.5°C goal. If emissions are cut too slowly, meeting a 1.5°C target will require removal of CO2 from the atmosphere via large-scale biomass pathways.
    To stay below 1.5°C while avoiding dependence on CO2 removal, fossil GHG emissions must be cut 45 percent by 2030 and near 100 percent by 2050. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act pricing structure meets those targets at least out to 2040 when the data is extrapolated globally.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada