A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C., on June 28, 2012. Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD , THE CANADIAN PRESS SFU Public Square is looking for innovative ideas on how to combat a predicted one-metre rise in sea levels around Metro Vancouver due to climate change. This fall, the [...]
Position: Water Law and Policy Researcher/Coordinator Organization: POLIS Water Sustainability Project, University of Victoria Closing Date: August 4th, 2014 Job Type: Full-time position (12 months) with possibility of renewal Location: Victoria, British Columbia (non-negotiable) Start Date: August 18th or 25th, 2014 The Opportunity The POLIS Water Sustainability Project has been working for the past decade to develop critical foundational research on water sustainability, with [...]
The Association of BC Forest Professionals, the Association of Professional Biology, the College of Applied Biology, and the Planning Institute of British Columbia recently issued a joint statement on professional responsibility and action in a changing climate. The Preamble reads: Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning [...]
When: August 7, 2014 Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/147107152 Background: A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-Central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services by Sara Hutto of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Climate-Smart Adaptation Project for the North-Central California Coast [...]
Going, going … As a whole, the world’s glaciers—such as Italy’s Careser Glacier, seen here in August 1933 (top) and August 2012 (bottom)—have lost ice for the last 23 years in a row. IMAGES: COURTESY OF LUCA CARTURAN/UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. [...]
FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change President Obama is focused every day on building on the progress America’s economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans. As part of that effort, the President has put [...]
Statscan’s former chief statistician Munir Sheikh is pictured at his office in Ottawa on Tuesday July 29, 2008. (Sean Kilpatrick/Sean Kilpatrick/The Globe and Mail). Munir A. Sheikh is executive fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and a former chief statistician of Canada. The following article was published in THE GLOBE AND [...]
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is seeking to hire a Web Application Developer, Computational Support Team. Closing Date: August 4, 2014 A link to the posting is at http://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/careers.