What on Earthwith Laura Lynch


How the arts might help us grapple with climate change

Information alone hasn't closed the gap between what we know and what we do when it comes to climate action, so creators argue the arts have a "fundamental role" to play in exploring issues and engaging our imaginations.

Peat fires, like those raging in Siberia, will become more common in Canada

A study published earlier this year showed that peatlands in Canada are drying up and that fires there will become more common in the future.

How climate change is leading to 'a redistribution of life on Earth'

Scientists have documented more than 12,000 species worldwide that are moving to more hospitable regions, including everything from fish to bees to caribou to grasses to berries to trees.

With flood threat increasing, is it time to retreat from living on the riskiest waterfront land?

Flooding is the costliest natural hazard in Canada, and that's expected to get worse with climate change. A potential solution people don't like to talk about is exactly what some experts say we must consider: When is it time to stop living on the riskiest waterfront properties altogether?

Seeing nature through Indigenous 'lens' might improve environmental decision-making

As various levels of government become more serious about climate change, there has been heightened interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge in that effort.

Pandemic stimulus could be a game changer for climate goals — if focus switches from fossil fuels, say some

The economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced governments around the world to resort to massive spending in order to calm the nerves of people and businesses alike. But will stimulus plans help move the world toward a cleaner, greener future or will they largely maintain the status quo?

What on Earth, a new CBC Radio series about climate change, is hitting the airwaves

What on Earth launches this Sunday, July 5. Every week, it will give listeners the opportunity to learn something surprising about the climate crisis.