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March 2024

More compassion needed
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 21st 2024

We once thought that lofty promises of change seemed theoretically possible by 2030, but since that’s only six years away, let’s look at how we are doing. The latest IEA report for 2023 shows that, instead of reducing emissions, we once again increased overall emissions by 1.1% with most of the increase coming from China...

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November 2023

Climate and pollution update
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 16th 2023

Several significant developments have occurred since our last climate change update. While none of them on their own warrant a lengthy discussion, this compilation provides a brief summary of four key areas...

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May 2022

"PlantGate" at the IPCC
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 17th 2022

Despite CO2 levels in the atmosphere continuing to rise, we no longer seem to be talking about the climate crisis. We have coined the term "PlantGate" upon reviewing the latest IPCC report, and we aim to bring climate change back to the forefront...

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December 2021

Sustainable population
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 16th 2021

When we discuss our vision, we usually encourage everyone to end animal exploitation in their own life. However, it is part of a bigger equation that, overly simplified, looks like this...

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October 2021

Vegan Society of Canada News, October 15th 2021

As we discussed in one of our articles, there is the possibility that veganism as practiced today will not bring about our vision. You may have noticed that our vision is vegan agnostic. Our commitment to our vision is steadfast. We hope the following analysis...

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September 2021

Climate offenders
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 2nd 2021

Despite the floods and wildfires in Europe and the record-shattering heat wave in North America that killed countless animals, we continue to ignore reality and are not taking steps toward preventing further disasters or a full-blown catastrophe...

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March 2021

Organic meat fallacy and an update on worrisome animal agriculture research
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 5th 2021

It’s been the scientific consensus for a long time that a vegan way of life has a significantly lesser carbon footprint than a typical North American way of life. There are some who claim that a lifestyle that includes eating organically raised animals is better for the environment than non-organically raised animals...

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January 2021

The truth about Canada's emissions
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 4th 2021

In a recent report, the World Meteorological Organization had some sobering projections. They forecast that we have a 24% chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2024 and a 70% chance...

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November 2019

Ocean rising: Special report on the ocean and cryosphere
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 15th 2019

The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the ocean and cryosphere is out and not surprisingly confirms that we are selfishly destroying our oceans and all its inhabitants. The oceans have already done much for us to protect us from our own selfishness...

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September 2019

Climate Emergency: What Are Canadians Willing to Do About It?
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 15th 2019

The results of this new survey published by the CBC should be of grave concern. On the one hand it’s a good sign that Canadians do not seem to have a bias against giving up meat. On the other hand, the reason we do not have a bias against giving up meat in particular is simply because we seem to be disinclined to do anything at all...

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July 2019

The verdict on tackling our climate emergency in 2018: We failed
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 13th 2019

We know we are in trouble when a major fossil fuel corporation tell us we have grounds to be concerned. While 2018 saw many promesses of the climate emergency being taken seriously, unfortunately it turns it these were just empty words...

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June 2019

Unexpected methane rising
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 27th 2019

We have no safety margin in the Paris climate agreement target, so when researchers published a paper a few months ago highlighting the unexpected rise of methane this could well be the push that make this whole house of card tumble...

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Biodiversity loss: Nature’s dangerous decline unprecedented
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 12th 2019

A new report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on the unprecented decline of nature globally was recently published and we spent some time going through it...

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May 2019

Objective profit: How to save 1.2 trillion USD
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 18th 2019

Today we're going to look at a very important part of motivation: Profit. We could discuss how profit is not the best motivation to have and we could even discuss why having legal entities whose sole purpose is to maximize profit was not one of our brightest idea and is probably one of the cause we are where we are today. Nevertheless, it would be foolish to ignore that for many entities profit is the driving motivation...

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April 2019

Canada's changing climate report
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 4th 2019

According to a new climate change report published by the Government of Canada the Canadian story is more catastrophic then the global one as we are warming up at double the global rate...

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January 2019

EAT-Lancet report: A discussion of the shift to a plant-based world
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 19th 2019

The new 'planetary health diet' released by the EAT-Lancet commission is in many ways similar to the previously released Greenpeace’s report, in this article will explore the many implications...

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December 2018

We must not become complacent about climate change
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 28th 2018

Are we starting to forget about climate change? Perhaps we think that our representative at the climate change conference COP24 would sort it all out? Unfortunately we would be severely mistaken...

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October 2018

We must do more to prevent human caused climate change
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 14th 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released another report ahead of the COP24 summit in Poland later this year. The report is titled "Global Warming of 1.5c", continues to remind us that

Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes
Some of those unprecedented changes of course have to do with animal agriculture and our diet...

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August 2018

Our economy needs change: The UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 28th 2018

The input document on the economic transformation that will be required for a sustainable future, which will be used in the upcoming UN global sustainable development report 2019 is out. Like many others they also realized that a sustainable future will require drastic change to the way we eat...

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Discussions of Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 10th 2018

We wanted to both congratulate and discuss Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target for 2050...

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Emission impossible: How big meat and dairy are heating up the planet
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 2nd 2018

Did we talk about climate change yet? Of course we are biased: We have a bias against human caused mass extinction events and the suffering it will cause to all animals including human beings. This new report confirms our internal calculations...

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July 2018

Strengthening our motivation: Climate change
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 7th 2018

In the context of extreme heat wave and all the suffering that ensue we thought it was a good time for another series aimed at strengthening our motivation, this time on climate change...

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June 2018

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
The Guardian, June 2nd 2018

It has been said for a while and now this latest comprehensive study on the subject confirms what everyone has been saying for a while.

"A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use"

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