NEWS AND VIEWS

Permafrost carbon feedback could be the disaster that saves us all

March 3, 2021

Vancouver Sun op-ed by Richard Littlemore

Thawing permafrost is a northern crisis and a global threat

March 1, 2021

Vancouver Sun op-ed by Michael Brown and Duane Froese

Announcing the Permafrost Carbon Feedback Dialogues

February 24, 2021

The PCF Action Group, with the support of the Cascade Institute, is hosting a series of Dialogues in March 2021 to develop technical and policy frameworks for addressing major feedback mechanisms that may be triggered by the accelerating thaw in global permafrost.

New report from The Transition Accelerator – Pathways to net zero: A decision support tool

February 24, 2021

A new report by The Transition Accelerator provides practical guidance on assessing different pathways to net zero for eight critical sectors and systems in Canada.

Learning Salon Series: Pandemic shock and norm cascades: Tipping from division to solidarity?

November 26, 2020

VIDEO  |  Presentation on the “stickiness” of new norms, worldviews, and conspiracy theories that emerged during the pandemic, and how we may be able to apply lessons from recent norm cascades to exploit unrealized possibilities for rapid, nonlinear change in public attitudes towards climate change and the zero-carbon energy transition.

Learning Salon Series: Our world’s cascading crises. What is driving them, are they going to get worse, and can they be stopped?

November 19, 2020

VIDEO  |  Presentation on the underlying mechanisms of cascading crises and how these mechanisms could converge to trigger a global economic collapse, as argued by economist Nouriel Roubini.

Review of Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril, a new book by Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director of the Cascade Institute

November 3, 2020

BOOK REVIEW  |  There May Yet Be Hope: The future is not set in stone by Arno Kopecky for the Literary Review of Canada

Changemakers lecture

Changemakers Speaker Series with Thomas Homer-Dixon

September 16, 2020

VIDEO  |  Royal Roads University President Steenkamp welcomes Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director of the Cascade Institute, for an online lecture.

Keeping fossil fuels in the ground: How a once fringe idea came to redefine our energy future

September 11, 2020

A blog post by Yonatan Strauch, Angela Carter, and Truzaar Dordi

CDC image of coronavirus

Pandemic Log

September 10, 2020

A running commentary on the unfolding pandemic