Ian Hanington

Ian Hanington

Ian Hanington is a senior editor at the David Suzuki Foundation.

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"Plastics don’t decompose like organic substances," write the authors, "Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, much of which ends up in oceans, where it is consumed by marine life and birds. (Photo: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 04, 2020
We Are Living in a Plastic World
Almost every product and material we refer to as “plastic” is made from fossil fuels. Most of it hasn’t been around for long—a little over 70 years for the most common products. North American grocery stores didn’t start offering plastic bags until the late 1970s. Over that short time, plastics...
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cleanup effort at the site of the TVA coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant Views
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Coal Power Should Be Relegated to the Ash Heap of History
During and after his 2016 campaign, the current U.S. president promised to make coal great again . He also claimed climate change was a hoax, so it's no surprise that he'd promote a cheap, outdated, polluting, climate-altering fuel even as cleaner alternatives continued to become more efficient and...
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Industry and its allies say fracked gas is a climate solution. It’s not. (Photo: Moms Clean Air Force via Flickr) Views
Friday, September 06, 2019
Fracked Gas Heats the Planet, But Supporters Say It’s a Solution
To profit as much as possible from fossil fuels before markets fall under the weight of climate chaos and better alternatives, industry and its allies tell us fracked gas is a climate solution. It’s not. A new study shows it’s as bad as or worse for the climate than other fossil fuels. Cornell...
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Canada’s climate is warming at roughly twice the global average rate largely due to Arctic ice melt. Arctic ice is what keeps Earth’s temperatures cool enough for human life to thrive and survive. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr) Views
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Rapid Warming Deserves More Than a Lukewarm Response
Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists — met with shrugs all around. This time, a report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, “ Canada’s Changing Climate Report ,” warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate, even more in the North...
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Those who stand in the way of protecting people and countless other species from the worst consequences of climate disruption, especially those with the power to do something, are committing crimes against humanity. They aren’t fit to lead. (Photo: The White House via Flickr) Views
Friday, December 07, 2018
Politicians Who Deny Reality Aren’t Fit to Lead
So, what was the U.S. president’s reaction to a U.S. scientific report compiled by more than 300 scientists and endorsed by a dozen different agencies, including NASA, NOAA and the defence department, that warned climate change poses a dire threat to the American economy, way of life and human...
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