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.

Climate Change

Plotting Climate Change

The Guardian recently published 10 charts explaining climate change. These…
Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

This article describes a circular economy experiment set up in a vast derelict swimming pool…
Increases in the burning of fossil fuels are still four times higher than growth in renewable energy production.

How much more (and for how long)?

Despite a rise in renewable energy, global energy production from fossil fuels keeps breaking…
Over 99% of climate scientists have no doubts that humans are causing global warming

The Evidence is Clear

A 2013 study (following a 2004 study), quantifying the consensus on the link between anthropogenic…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced the creation of a new marine conservation area in the Arctic

A Victory for Conservation in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced the creation of a new marine conservation area in the…
A youth-led nature restoration project in Wales is tackling ecological decline in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park

Youth Are Leading the Way

Penpon Project, a youth-led nature restoration project in Wales, is tackling ecological decline in…
The most northerly community in Nunavut was hotter than Victoria, BC, after a record-breaking heatwave hit the territory.

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…
So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. IT IS TIME TO REBEL.

Acting on Climate Change

Teenage climate-activist, Greta Thunberg, has joined forces with British indie-pop-rock band, the…
Investors and large companies are starting to consider investment in fossil fuels as risky

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…