Tag Archives: climate change

Behaviour change is only one aim of carbon taxes Behaviour change is only one aim of carbon taxes
By Alana Lajoie-O’Malley
A price is right
By Courtney Howard and Ryan Meili

Climate change has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the biggest health threat of the 21st century.

Canadian doctors tackle the relationship between climate change extreme heat and patient health Canadian doctors tackle the relationship between climate change, extreme heat and patient health
By Danyaal Raza

This week, Canadian physicians are gathering for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Often called Canada’s ‘Parliament of Medicine,’ one of the meeting’s strategic sessions is zeroing in on the health consequences of climate change.

Extreme weather events hit most vulnerable Extreme weather events hit most vulnerable
By Jino Distasio

Just off a bustling urban street, in the heart of a middle class Canadian community, I came upon an elderly man wilting in the low lying shrubs, mere feet from heavy traffic and visibility. He appeared unconscious, perhaps brought on by the searing summer temperatures that had pushed the mercury above 30 degrees Celsius.

Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?
By Ryan Meili and Mahli Brindamour

A young child arrives at the hospital emergency room in respiratory distress, his asthma worsened by smoke exposure. An elder has uncontrolled blood pressure because there wasn’t time to get her medications when the evacuation orders came through.