Professor Stephen Scharper writes about the emotional homecoming of Rev. Ralph Carl Wushke who was exiled from the Lutheran Church in 1988. Tears, and applause, flowed through the standing-room-only gathering at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church near Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Bishops and church leaders asked for forgiveness, for their treatment, not only of […]
In 2018, U of T made a commitment to cut its carbon footprint to 37 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030 – even though its three campuses have undergone (and will continue to see) significant growth. The majority of the planned reduction will come in the next five years from projects undertaken by the […]
As bush fires rage in Australia, a political backlash to Prime Minister Morrison and his views on climate change is mounting. And here in Canada a recent study found that if environmental views hadn’t mattered in the 2019 federal election, the Conservatives might have fared better. Is there now a steep political price to be paid […]
Steve Easterbook, director of the University of Toronto’s School of the Environment, said rationing “in some form or another” is inevitable because today’s solutions – such as the carbon tax and emissions trading schemes — don’t go far enough to adequately curb emissions. “But given the political battles over the federal carbon tax, it’s hard […]
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An international consortium of more than 11,000 scientists is backing a study with a dire warning: Earth is facing a climate emergency. The new study of how human activities have impacted the planet over the past four decades declares that harmful greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly rising, that governments are making insufficient progress in tackling the […]