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    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

      Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and [...]

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    WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

    Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The [...]

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    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator [...]

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    Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

    Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

    The latest episode of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks ‘Adapting to a Warmer World’ includes an interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen, a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia and a member of ACT’s Advisory Board, on the IPCC [...]

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    The genesis of climate change activism: from key beliefs to political action

    The genesis of climate change activism: from key beliefs to political action

    Abstract Climate change activism has been uncommon in the U.S., but a growing national movement is pressing for a political response. To assess the cognitive and affective precursors of climate activism, we hypothesize and test a two-stage information-processing model based on social cognitive theory. In stage 1, expectations about climate change outcomes and perceived collective [...]

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    The New Climate Economy: Better Growth Better Climate

    The New Climate Economy: Better Growth Better Climate

    A new pathway for economic policy. Countries at all income levels have the opportunity to build lasting economic growth and at the same time reduce the immense risk of climate change. But action is needed now.     The GLOBAL COMMISSION, advised by some of the WORLD’S LEADING ECONOMISTS, sets out a ten point GLOBAL [...]

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    ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

    ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

    ACT’s ED Deborah Harford presented at the Rising Seas Summit today. The inaugural Rising Seas Summit is bringing more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats [...]

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    50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People's Climate March

    50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People’s Climate March

    Canada is failing to meet its carbon pollution reduction targets, and its climate researchers are calling for a change. An open cast mine near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, used to extract oil from the Athabasca tar sands fields, which are preventing Canada from reducing its carbon pollution. Photograph: Emily Beament/PA The Canadian government is hell-bent on [...]

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    PICS: NEW GRIDDED HYDROLOGIC MODEL OUTPUT PORTAL PAGE

    PICS: NEW GRIDDED HYDROLOGIC MODEL OUTPUT PORTAL PAGE

    Figure: The user interface of the Gridded Hydrologic Model Output Portal Page. In 2012, PCIC launched its Data Portal with the BC Station Data Page, which makes observations from more than 6000 stations available to the public. In the two years since, PCIC expanded our Data Portal, with a High-Resolution PRISM Climatology Page and a Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios Page. Now we are expanding [...]

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    Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

    Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

    Photo by Ed Kashi Listen An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein‘s new book,This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of [...]

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    Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

    Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea levels all over the world, according to a report released Tuesday by the research group Climate Central. [...]

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    PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES – Adapting to Climate Change: Global Knowledge, Local Action

    PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES When: September 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: climatechangeadaptation.eventbrite.ca Live Web Stream: pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast Join moderator Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, and speakers Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada, Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Jonathan O’Riordan, former [...]

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