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The Shuswap Climate Action Society sends out a newsletter approximately monthly. We try to provide reliable climate information, recent articles and local events. We never share your personal information with others! You can unsubscribe at any time. To subscribe, click the button below and fill in the form. Don't forget to check out our previous newsletters below. 

Recent Climate Articles

Why We Shouldn't Trust the Fossil Fuel Companies 

The NDP's Charlie Angus Tables Bill C-372 Calling for a Ban on Misleading Fossil Fuel Advertising. - The CBC article outlines how the fossil fuel industry has been using the same playbook we saw employed by the tobacco industry and highlighting why the ad campaigns are so destructive.  

A study by Yale University and the Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has found the pollution from the tar sands has been under-reported by as much as 6,300%.

A shocking new report has revealed that research conducted by the oil industry in the 1950's pointed to profound climate impacts from the burning of fossil fuels, confirming the industry knew back then the consequences of their profiteering.

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It's official! 2023 was the hottest year on record, with scientists speculating it is the hottest year possibly in the last 125,000 years! What is alarming is "the rate of warming over the past century has no precedent as far back as we are able to look, not only hundreds or thousands, but many millions of years," 

Our plastic obsession has led to an enormous pollution issue but also a climate issue. Researchers are looking at the impacts of microplastics in the atmosphere and whether they good or bad for global warming. Check out Our World In Data for more detailed information on the plastic pollution crisis.

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Links to Our Newsletters 

Feb 01, 2024 - News on EVs, Heat Pumps, Let's Talk Sustainability, Upcoming Events (Correction to AGM).

Jan 31, 2024 - February Climate Events & Campaigns, Transit Week Challenge, Shuswap Watershed Council

Jan 01, 2024 - Happy 2024! Winners and Losers at COP28, Let's Talk Sustainability, Canada's 2023 Climate Actions

Dec 01, 2023 - December COP28, Let's Talk Sustainability, Tips to Avoid the Pitfalls of Purchasing a Heat Pump


Nov 02, 2023 - November Celebrating BC Library’s “Climate Action Week” Nov 4 – 10 and Recent Climate News

Oct 05, 2023 - October Events, RNG Greenwashing, and the Rise of Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories.

Aug 29, 2023 - September Events, Electrification of Everything, RNG, and Important Sites During Wildfire Season.

July 16, 2023 - Have We Reached Tipping Points? Why Don't More People Get Engaged in Climate Action. July Events


June 12, 2023 - The Cost of Climate Change and Who's Responsible.


May 29, 2023 - June Events Supporting Climate Action Across the Region!

May 16, 2023 - "Unprecedented" Wildfire Season Already, Finding Hope, Fighting Plastic Pollution, Events


April 29, 2023 - Call to Action - We Need Your Voice to Ask for Change!


April 19, 2023 - 2023 Earth Day Events, and a Focus on Effective Climate Solutions


April 03, 2023 - Call to Action - We Need Your Voice - Salmon Arm Buys New Gas-Powered Fleet Vehicles


March 23, 2023 - The Latest IPCC Warning, Regional Food Sovereignty, The Trouble with Plastics - and Coming Event

February 21, 2023 - Fossil Fuel Dominates the News, From Health Impacts to Greenwashing

January 10, 2023 - A New Year Starts With Climate Disasters But Also Glimmers of Hope 

December 19, 2022 - Holiday Season is a Time for Rest, Reflection and Gratitude - and Coming Events 

November 9, 2022 - Egypt's COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh and Upcoming Events

Oct 3, 2022 - BC's Municipal Election on October 15

August 21, 2022 - A Summer of Climate Chaos and What This Could Mean

July 14, 2022 - Summer Events and the Importance of Urban Trees

June 24, 2022 - Anniversary of the BC Heat Dome, Climate Change and Wildlife Impacts


May 29, 2022 - Climate News and June 12 Environmental Awareness "Meet and Greet" in Armstrong


April 04, 2022 - The Federal Government's Emissions Reduction Plan - BC Going to Court - April Events

March 09, 2022 - Newest IPCC Assessment Report and SCA March Events 


February 11, 2022 - Join Us For a Virtual Public Meeting! And, Green Burial - Aquamation.

January 31, 2022 - Heat Pump Group Purchase Rebates with Shuswap Climate Action.

January 12, 2022 - Support Us With Your Membership!

December 11, 2021 - Candlelight Vigil to Honour Souls Lost in Climate Disasters this Year. 

November 28, 2021 - Virtual Town Hall with Guest Speaker Dr. Brett Favaro, and Clean BC Webinar on Heat Pumps.

October 15, 2021 - Our October newsletter announcing two events - Eco Village / Indigenous Training. 

September 24, 2021 - Global Day of Climate Action and a primer on energy conservation and efficiency.

August 29, 2021 - A Critical Federal Election for Our Climate.

July 31, 2021 - A Summer of Smoke.

June 30, 2021 - What BC's heat wave tells us about climate change.

May 25, 2021 - All about EVs (electric vehicles), is it a revolution?

April 20, 2021 Shuswap Climate Action's Earth Day tree seedling giveaway!

February 07, 2021 - Climate Action Planning and other news.

December 22, 2020 - Looking ahead to 2021, federal and provincial climate legislation and more.

October 30, 2020 - Pipelines and the first steps to Salmon Arm's climate action plan.


October 22, 2020 - BC Provincial Election - Please get out and Vote!


September 24, 2020 -Newsletter - Call to Action – Climate Strikes Friday September 25, 2020 - What Can You Do?

September 15, 2021 - Forest Rally and March, Battery Day, Climate in the US Election and more.

Aug 26, 2020 - Why aren't we reacting to the climate crisis with the same focus as we are to the pandemic?

June 29, 2020 - A Just Recovery Campaign - Advocating for a Green New Deal in Canada.

June 12, 2020 - Feeling Overwhelmed with Social Justice Protests, the Climate Crisis Amid a Global Pandemic?

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