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    CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT's Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

    CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT’s Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

    Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT, discusses the upcoming opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with a changing climate. Listen here: 20141125 CFAX interview ACT treaty.    

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    ACT Releases First Book - The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

    ACT Releases First Book – The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

    ACT is proud and delighted to announce the release of its first book – The Columbia River Treaty, A Primer, published by Rocky Mountain Books – a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry [...]

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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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    Job posting: Adaptation and Resilience Planner

    Job posting: Adaptation and Resilience Planner

    Adaptation and Resilience Planner - Canada Office Background ICLEI is an international association of local governments. Its mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments that are committed to achieving tangible improvements in environmental sustainability. ICLEI’s main program areas include: climate change (both mitigation and adaptation), and biodiversity. Founded in 1990, ICLEI has grown to become [...]

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    The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2 °C

    The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2 °C

    The paper states that “85% of Canadian bitumen reserves remain unburnable if the 2C limit (for global temperature changes) is not to be exceeded.” Policy makers have generally agreed that the average global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gas emissions should not exceed 2 °C above the average global temperature of pre-industrial times1. It has been [...]

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    Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

    Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

    After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could [...]

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    Top 10 Misguided Climate Deniers’ Quotes of 2014

    Top 10 Misguided Climate Deniers’ Quotes of 2014

    Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by Food & Water Watch Blog Every year climate deniers manage to say some truly misguided things in an attempt to appease their oil and gas industry sponsors. From breathtaking avoidance of the issue to outright denial; from magic Icelandic volcanoes to refusal to believe the experts, politicians find a variety of [...]

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    Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

    Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

    On view from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a timely exhibition focused on coastal resiliency called Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change.  The exhibition features work from acclaimed fine art, news and architectural photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens, and will include a number of newly [...]

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    Bad News for Florida: Models of Greenland Ice Melting Could Be Way Off

    Bad News for Florida: Models of Greenland Ice Melting Could Be Way Off

    Existing computer models may be severely underestimating the risk to Greenland’s ice sheet — which would add 20 feet to sea levels if it all melted — from warming temperatures, according to two studies released Monday. Satellite data were instrumental for both studies — one which concludes that Greenland is likely to see many more [...]

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    2014 will be the hottest year on record

    2014 will be the hottest year on record

    According to data from NOAA, 2014 is sure to set a new temperature record For those of us fixated on whether 2014 will be the hottest year on record, the results are in. At least, we know enough that we can make the call. According the global data from NOAA, 2014 will be the hottest year [...]

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    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by [...]

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