Climate activists plan to block Vancouver’s Cambie Street Bridge on Sunday


Climate activists said traffic could cause traffic troubles in Vancouver, the second in five days of protests.

Protesters with the group deletion insurgency say they plan to block the Granville Street Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, five people were arrested after protesters blocked the intersection of Granville and Georgia streets, with a boat parked in the middle.

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Police say around 150 people were part of the demonstration.

The group’s demands for the government include reducing biodiversity losses by 2025 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero.


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Climate change threatens life and culture for Inuit communities in eastern Canada


Climate change threatens life and culture for Inuit communities in eastern Canada – March 31, 2021

The BC target called for a 40 percent reduction in emissions from the 2007 level by 2030, while the federal government says it is aiming for a 40–45 percent reduction from the 2005 level to 3030.

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The International Panel on Climate Change has warned that a global rise in temperatures of 2C at pre-industrial levels will come with rising sea levels, droughts, floods and possible irreversible melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet.

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According to the World Meteorological Organization, the average global temperature is currently around 1 C above pre-industrial levels, and could rise to 1.5 C over the next five years.

The Oblivion Rebellion is internationally known for its disruptive and dramatic performances.

In March, six people were arrested after the group blocked the Cambie Street Bridge to protest old development logging.

In February, members poured fake blood outside the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver to demand action against climate change.

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