Global carbon emissions continue to be on the rise, reaching a new record high of 33.1 GtCo2 in 2018 (1). To put this number in perspective, the average Asian elephant weighs approximately 4 tons and is made up of a solid condensed body, carbon dioxide on the other hand, is a barely visible gas, lighter than air, which floats upwards on the wind. The amount of carbon dioxide that was released into the environment in 2018 is equal to 8,275,000,000 Asian elephants.

Carbon dioxide of course is the number one cause of warming to the earth’s climate. Elephants are not.

Carbon dioxide is one of many greenhouse gases (GHG) that react with other compounds in the atmosphere to create toxic substances that deplet...

On April 21st, American filmmaker Michael Moore released Planet of the Humans. Moore claims the film, introduced on the eve of Earth Day 2020, “dares to say what no one else will.” Due to its accessibility on Youtube, free of cost, it has spread like wildfire, having been viewed 7.5 million times at time of writing.  The film sets out to debunk the “hidden secrets” of the green energy industry, and “expose” environmentalist leaders for their hidden intentions of amassing wealth. 

At first glance, the film may appear revolutionary, but with careful observation, you realize Planet of the Humans is riddled with misconceptions. It attempts to divide the environmentalist community, claiming that the fi...

November 25, 2019

The divestment campaign continues to gain support from clubs, professors and alumni.

This past week a number of different clubs have endorsed the divestment movement including Queen's Health Outreach, Queen’s Soul Food, and the Queen's Recreational Sailing.

But the very big news is that the The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society have endorsed divestment!!!  If you want to read more about this huge step forward click here. We also receive the support of the French Department and the Dan School of Drama and Music!!

If you are a part of a club or DSC and want to endorse the campaign, have your chairs or presidents fill out this form. If you are interested in helping with the...

November 25, 2019

 These current concerns are far from new

  As recorded by Canada's own The Guess Who

   While the Maple Leaf goes unfurled

  Sing  "Don't Give Me No Handmedown World".

  The sentiment needs much more emphasis

  To continue the metamorphosis

   To dodge this imminent crisis

  For such a beautiful Planet this is.

  Carbon mercury lead and cadmium

   All out of place, VOMITORIUM

   Neonic pesticides

   Nuclear waste


   Consume, make haste

   The "frictionless commerce" we know translates

   Plastic on screens to marine vertebrates

   Demonstration only of friction displaced.

   Now frequent are statements of "going green"

   While resolutely high...

November 16, 2019

For foreshadow

For emphasis

A writer's timehonoured device

For incipient encouragement

It might begin to suffice

Earthdate anthropocene  415

We have our opening scene

CO2 content continues ascension

Too resolute yet the absurd intention

Of continuing comatose, the fossil convention

Corporate appetites clearly not sated

Current trajectory little abated

What constitutes success?

It's too little debated

Today it's to see our futures repatriated

For the biggest challenge of all human history

We assemble at well-known Queens University

Millions rally planetwide

May this energy not subside

But gather force,yet higher tide

Cultural evolution, we understand

Though mixed reviews

Today plays its best hand

Now, and to this day returni...

Climate change is the most significant global threat to biodiversity and the wellbeing of our planet, so much so that the city of Kingston recently declared a state of climate emergency. Every individual has the responsibility to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. But how can we have an impact on this global issue if we don’t fully understand how climate change is affecting our community on a local level?

Even as fourth year biology students, we struggled to name more than a few local organizations that are currently working to fight the current climate crisis in Kingston. Therefore, we conducted a series of interviews with representatives from local organizations to learn about the...

Continued reliance on oil & gas is not Canada’s best choice, economically or environmentally. 

Despite Canada’s abundance of oil and gas reserves, transitioning our economy away from the industry is the only way to address the climate crisis.

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated carbon budgets—how much carbon dioxide we have left before our planet warms beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. They ranged from 258-570 gross tonnage (Gt).

Rising temperature represents devastating consequences, from reduction of freshwater availability and crop yields to dying reefs and melting glaciers. This is environmental destruction on an unprecedented scale. Thi...

November 13, 2019

Up until recently, my most common nickname had been Sel. But I started this little Instagram account for my friends and I, and I started being called by a different name: sustainable queen! I have always cared about the environment- I went vegan for a while and have always loved second hand shopping. But it wasn’t until I moved to Ireland that I really started becoming more passionate about becoming even more eco-friendly.

During my time volunteering with UNICEF, I started helping with workshops for high school students around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I remember sitting in one of the workshops, trying to help anyway I could - but more importantly listening, and realizing that I had a v...

November 8, 2019


The divestment campaign continues to gain support from clubs, professors and alumni.

This past week a number of different clubs have endorsed the divestment movement including Queen’s University Chorus, NeuGeneration Conference on Neuroscience and Inquire Publication.

If you are a part of a club or DSC and want to endorse the campaign, have your chairs or presidents fill out this form. If you are interested in helping with the divestment campaign please email, We also host general meetings in Kingston Hall room 204 every Wednesday at 6:30, here we will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with more information on how to get involved.


November 6, 2019

Hello everyone! My name is Felix Joly and I am an executive member of QBACC and head of the marketing portfolio. Recently, I have been designing the t-shirt for the 2019-2020 QBACC team and it has been a really enjoyable challenge. My design philosophy has been one of minimalism - always prioritizing the directness of symbolic messages over details and nuance. With that being said, I also took inspiration from 90s t-shirt designs in choosing the scheme for our shirts. The 90s for me represents the pinnacle in colour blocking and minimalism, as seen primarily though fashion and pop culture at the time.  

Anyways, enough about inspiration, on to the design itself. The front features simply a QBACC logo o...

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