Environment and Sustainability Resources
Special Report from the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change
October 2018, this report highlights the impacts global warming will have on
the people and our planet if global warming goes above 1.5(degrees) and sets a
target of 2030 to reduce current green house gas emissions by 50%.
Changing Climate Report
resources Canada’s April 2019 report discusses the factors contributing to
global warming in Canada and the current impacts of the warming of Canada’s
climate at a twice the rate of the global average. The report warns of a number
of serious implications of global warming in Canada and sets a target of
reducing green house gas emissions to near zero by the beginning of the middle
of the 21st century.
Teach Green workshop additional resources
Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency—a Seth Klein podcast
Seth Klein offers a preview of his forthcoming book (due out date 2020). He argues we need to approach the climate crisis with a new mindset – as an urgent existential threat requiring a wartime-scale emergency response; a new society-wide mobilization.
Seth offers lesson’s from Canada’s WWII mobilization experience, as a reminder that we have done this before – we have mobilized in common cause, across class and race and gender, to confront an existential threat. And in doing so, we have retooled
our entire economy in the space of a few years. Seth also speaks to the role of youth in the climate movement, and argues teachers should support their students in such efforts. And he outlines numerous actions the BCTF and teachers generally can
undertake to support climate mobilization.