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Visualizing Canada's 2030 climate target: Show me the money! by Barry Saxifrage
Your guide to 2C travel -- Infographic by Barry Saxifrage
Industry's slower growth plans may not need more pipelines by Barry Saxifrage
Global heat records fall like dominoes, November joins in by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta's new climate policies: the missing infographic by Barry Saxifrage
As carbon cuts loom some Canadians have lots of clean energy by Barry Saxifrage
Humans 0 : Carbon 20 by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands vs Canada's safe carbon budget by Barry Saxifrage
Big Oil takes on King Coal: the climate fight shifts gears by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pledges and progress in Canada, USA and Europe by Barry Saxifrage
Beyond governments: the emerging global movement to save our by Barry Saxifrage
Paris vs. Copenhagen: global majority now committed to clima by Barry Saxifrage
Climate change fuels Ca. record drought and "polar vortex" by Barry Saxifrage
Car Carbon: cool animation plus jaw-dropping impact left out by Barry Saxifrage
Obama's Keystone XL delay forces Harper to choose first by Barry Saxifrage
Surging fossil fuels leaving renewable energy far far behind by Barry Saxifrage
4 charts show huge climate impact from proposed KM pipeline by Barry Saxifrage
21 ways America destroys safe climate -- and 1 they don't by Barry Saxifrage
Fracking in America kills clean energy, leads to higher CO2 by Barry Saxifrage
BP: price carbon to avoid "worst impacts of climate change" by Barry Saxifrage
Ratio of fossil fuels to renewables unchanged in 25 years. by Barry Saxifrage
US State expects massive climate failure from Obama, world by Barry Saxifrage
Keystone, climate by Barry Saxifrage
Keystone XL report has major error on climate impact by Barry Saxifrage
Tar Secret #6: Oilsands pay one dime per barrel for CO2 by Barry Saxifrage
Unconventional oil and gas will fry climate: Exxon report by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pollution: 140 nations vs Alberta's tar sands by Barry Saxifrage
Collapsing share prices of US coal hold warning for BC, AB by Barry Saxifrage
Who is winning the race to low-carbon prosperity? by Barry Saxifrage
Philippines link Super Typhoons to climate change "madness" by Barry Saxifrage
One simple chart explains climate failure: Kyoto to Warsaw by Barry Saxifrage
Tar Secret #5: CO2 per barrel of bitumen going up quickly by Barry Saxifrage
America delivers climate hope, again. US CO2 fell 3.8% by Barry Saxifrage
Tar Secret #3: Alberta exempts 96% of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Tar Secret #2: What % of Canada's GDP comes from tar sands by Barry Saxifrage
Tar Secrets #1: Pssst, Mr Harper, don't let Obama see this by Barry Saxifrage
US increases estimates or CO2 damage: hidden risks in Canada by Barry Saxifrage
Climate change is wild card as tornado seasons smash records by Barry Saxifrage
Do the oilsands threaten our safe climate? by Barry Saxifrage
Is jet-setting compatible with a safe climate? by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pollution from electric vs gasoline cars: chart by Barry Saxifrage
Keystone XL "locks in" more CO2 than Canada emits in decade by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta to cause three-quarters of Canada's climate failure by Barry Saxifrage
WTF? We just had 4000 years of global warming in tw0 decades by Barry Saxifrage
Keystone XL pipeline not needed: US State Dept. report by Barry Saxifrage
Peak Oil solved, but climate will fry: BP report by Barry Saxifrage
Up to $500 billion in damages from Keystone XL oil by Barry Saxifrage
Climate failure from Kyoto to Doha in one simple chart by Barry Saxifrage
Bark beetle just getting started on a continent-wide rampage by Barry Saxifrage
More oil sands in the pipeline than the future will want:IEA by Barry Saxifrage
Climate change powers "Frankenstorm" Sandy by Barry Saxifrage
Rapid collapse of USA coal holds warning for tar sands by Barry Saxifrage
Canada's federal coal regulations too weak to help by Barry Saxifrage
Arctic "death spiral" leaves climate scientists shocked by Barry Saxifrage
Travel's Climate Emissions by Barry Saxifrage
Fraser River salmon dying from climate changes by Barry Saxifrage
The Oil Sands' Big Grab series by Barry Saxifrage
REPORT: The Big Grab. Oil Sands Threaten Canadian Prosperity by Barry Saxifrage
Are the tar sands "too big to fail"? by Barry Saxifrage
Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change most urgent. Why? by Barry Saxifrage
2010 dealt Canada and Planet Earth hot, soggy records by Barry Saxifrage
Young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future by Carrie Saxifrage
UK’s icy misery: unlucky or self-inflicted? by Barry Saxifrage
Overheating Canada helps freeze Europe by Barry Saxifrage
Western Climate Initiative offers hope despite fed paralysis by Carrie Saxifrage
Half of BC pines dead from fossil fuel pollution.Is it over? by Barry Saxifrage
Hottest year broils an unprecedented 18 nations by Barry Saxifrage
USA Midwest ripped by record storm by Barry Saxifrage
Streetcars the missing link in Vancouver transportation? by Carrie Saxifrage
Cooking up a dead planet by Barry Saxifrage
Record temps in Asia lead to death and climate instability by Barry Saxifrage
BC sucks: welcome to Oil 2.0 by Barry Saxifrage
Icelandic volcanic cut humanity's carbon...not much by Barry Saxifrage
Over a Barrel by Barry Saxifrage
Why did we stop flying? by Carrie & Barry Saxifrage
On the Bus by Carrie Saxifrage
Ignoring the Elephant With Wings by Barry Saxifrage
Getting There is Half the Fun by Carrie & Barry Saxifrage
The Rich: Our Biggest Carbon Problem by Barry Saxifrage
In Praise of the Electric Bike by Carrie Saxifrage
Why Bother? Here's Why by Barry Saxifrage
Calculating your Flying Impact by Barry Saxifrage
Myth & Reality: Flying & Climate Change by Barry Saxifrage
Cutting Carbon Makes My Family Happier, by Carrie Saxifrage
Climate Change and BC Salmon by Barry Saxifrage
Cortes Ferry and Climate Change by Barry Saxifrage
Ferry = 200 Prius. Sustainable? by Barry Saxifrage
The New Car: Prius by Carrie Saxifrage
Carbon Counting For You and Me by Carrie Saxifrage
Carbon Offsets: What's Out There? by Carrie Saxifrage
Wood Heat and Climate Change by Barry Saxifrage
Electric vs Propane. Who wins? by Barry Saxifrage
Carbon Counting, Love Miles by Carrie Saxifrage
Riding Towards Climate Change by Carrie Saxifrage
Cool Gift for a Warm World by Carrie Saxifrage
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BC climate promises vs Pacific NW LNG pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Kilometers per tonne of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
The international race for low-carbon wealth by Barry Saxifrage
Hooked on junk carbon. Why Canada can't lose carbon weight. by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian Jobs per tonne of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian GDP per tonne of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pollution per kilometer by Barry Saxifrage
Miles per tonne of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands GHG vs Canada GHG budget by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands plans vs proposed pipelines by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta's 2030 climate policy: The missing infographic by Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-intensity of Canadian Electricity by Barry Saxifrage
Energy use per Canadian by Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-intensity of Electricity by nation by Barry Saxifrage
Change in carbon-intensity of Canadian electricity by Barry Saxifrage
Humans 0 : Carbon 20 by Barry Saxifrage
Change in carbon-intensity of electricity since 2005 by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands plans vs Canada's 2C Carbon Budget by Barry Saxifrage
USA oil and coal, with and without carbon pricing by Barry Saxifrage
Global 2C Carbon Budget by Barry Saxifrage
Global 2C Carbon Budget by Barry Saxifrage
"Carbon Tsunami" takes aim at BC by Barry Saxifrage
KXL study ignored need for safe climate future by Barry Saxifrage
Unconventional oil and gas will fry climate: Exxon report by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pollution: 140 nations vs Alberta's tar sands by Barry Saxifrage
Collapsing share prices of US coal hold warning by Barry Saxifrage
Climate failure from Kyoto to Warsaw by Barry Saxifrage
Atmospheric increase in CO2 accelerating by Barry Saxifrage
Who is winning the race to low-carbon prosperity? by Barry Saxifrage
Dirtier barrels of bitumen by Barry Saxifrage
Oil sands industry choosing dirtiest option for new projects by Barry Saxifrage
USA CO2 since 2005 by Barry Saxifrage
CO2 per American back to 1964 levels by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta policies exempt 96% of climate pollution by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta climate policies lead to soaring emissions by Barry Saxifrage
Alberta climate policies driving national failure by Barry Saxifrage
GDP from tar sands by Barry Saxifrage
Provincial GDP from tar sands expansion plans by Barry Saxifrage
Two views of tar sands GDP potential by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands v US coal by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands v US coal -- per capita by Barry Saxifrage
Keystone XL = half a trillion dollar in co2 damages by Barry Saxifrage
CO2 damage to society per barrel of oilsands by Barry Saxifrage
social costs of co2 rising for Canada and oilsands by Barry Saxifrage
Tornado seasons smash records by Barry Saxifrage
Oilsands vs Global CO2 Budget by Barry Saxifrage
Climate pollution from electric vs gasoline cars by Barry Saxifrage
One Flight vs. All Year by Barry Saxifrage
Circle of Carbon with oil sands by Barry Saxifrage
Circle of Carbon - nations by Barry Saxifrage
"Most likely" heading for 4C of warming: BP by Barry Saxifrage
Climate failure from Kyoto to Doha in one simple chart by Barry Saxifrage
More oil sands than the future will want by Barry Saxifrage
Collapse of USA coal with carbon pricing by Barry Saxifrage
Canada's weak new coal regulations by Barry Saxifrage
Arctic sea ice collapses by Barry Saxifrage
Worse than worst case... by Barry Saxifrage
Canada's Federal coal regulations too weak to help by Barry Saxifrage
CO2: Provinces vs Pipelines by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian and global carbon footprint trends by Barry Saxifrage
Americans' carbon footprint back to 1964 levels by Barry Saxifrage
Generation Hot by Barry Saxifrage
Transportation CO2 per person by Barry Saxifrage
Virtual carbon taxes on gasoline by Barry Saxifrage
BC tax on carbon fuels tiny compared to UK by Barry Saxifrage
The high cost of cheap gasoline by Barry Saxifrage
Tar sands vs entire nations by Barry Saxifrage
Carbon bomb? You decide. by Barry Saxifrage
Vancouver's 100-mile carbon hot spots by Barry Saxifrage
Oil sands jobs and GDP per tonne CO2 by Barry Saxifrage
Oil sands equal share vs planned grab by Barry Saxifrage
World Electricity Prices by Barry Saxifrage
Oilsands are small part of Canadian Economy by Barry Saxifrage
Canada GDP per tonne CO2 by Barry Saxifrage
Canada out of step with USA on GHG trends by Barry Saxifrage
Fuel Switching in BC by Barry Saxifrage
BC Energy Today: mostly private, mostly dirty by Barry Saxifrage
BC Fossil Fuel Production Trends by Barry Saxifrage
Canada trails USA & EU in cleaning economy by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian GHG Trends by sector by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian Provincial GHG trends by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian Provincial GHG per capita by Barry Saxifrage
Canadian Provincial GHG per dollar by Barry Saxifrage
Over a Barrel by Barry Saxifrage
BC Green Energy Needs by Barry Saxifrage
Climate Emission By Wealth by Barry Saxifrage
Climate Emissions by Type of Vehicle by Barry Saxifrage
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