Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge

Welcome to the CRC blog, where we discuss bleeding edge issues around sustainable community development. The term ‘bleeding edge’ connotes the idea of our failure to somehow or other convince the publics about the urgency of responding to climate change now, and that we need to better communicate the principles and practises of sustainable development to the wider publics. So, yes it takes courage to be 'at the edge', and sometimes one 'bleeds' a lot, but let's start the conversation now.

The Adaptive Capacity of Northern Communities

We often hear about how people living in coastal areas are more exposed to the threat of rising sea…

Acting on Climate Change

Teenage climate-activist, Greta Thunberg, has joined forces with British indie-pop-rock band, the…

Are insurance companies willing to risk it all?

Divestment is not a new concept. For over 4 years, investors and large companies (including some of…

Net Zero target has reached a sixth of the global economy

If we want to keep climate change within acceptable limits, we need to

Let’s Just Refuse

Plastics continue to pollute the earth and its oceans. As well, there are social justice issues…

Hope is Contagious

As you know by now, Greta Thunberg is one of my heroes, her courage, her leadership and her…

If only we could beam them up

This article by Andrew Nikiforuk in the Tyee outlines the crisis now facing the right whale. It is…

Deep Time

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History just reopened their newly renovated 31,000…

Sunny Pastures

When you think of solar panels, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not sheep.

Blame and Shame

Blame and shame are often used to polarize voters and keep us from acting on climate…

The moment for total disruption

Christiana Figueres, former United Nations climate chief and a central architect behind COP 21,…