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    Upcoming: The OCCs 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium | May 2015

    Upcoming: The OCCs 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium | May 2015

    The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) is excited to announce that it will be hosting its 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium at McMaster University on May 11, 2015. The annual symposium brings scholars together with public and private sector representatives to advance climate change research in Ontario. This year’s theme is Ready, Steady, Adapt: Leading Adaptation through [...]

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    Climate change looms as major threat to key B.C. industries

    Climate change looms as major threat to key B.C. industries

    Forestry, fisheries, tourism and agriculture will be among the hardest hit, say B.C.-based researchers Throughout 2015, Business in Vancouver will examine the effects of climate change on the province’s economy. From forestry to tourism to power generation and infrastructure planning, the forecast trend toward higher temperatures will have an impact on many of the industries that have [...]

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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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    Scientists now know why global warming has slowed down and it’s not good news for us

    Scientists now know why global warming has slowed down and it’s not good news for us

    It’s been called the “hiatus,” “pause,” or “slowdown” and has been a favored meme of climate skeptics for years. Despite the continued increase of greenhouse gas emissions from us, rise of global surface temperatures has been easing since 1998. Two new studies published this week examine the origins of the“pause,” and, surprisingly, suggest that it may persist for years even in our notably [...]

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    The 2040 Imperative

    The 2040 Imperative

    PART 1: THE PHASE-OUT OF FOSSIL FUELS IN CANADA The mathematics of the climate crisis is easy to understand once you have the key numbers. And those numbers lead to some clear and compelling conclusions. Following the well-known laws of physics, carbon dioxide traps and preserves heat in the atmosphere. Without it, we’d be frozen [...]

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    Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

    Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

    On behalf of the Crisis Resilience Alliance in collaboration with the School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC and the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network Young Professionals Committee, we are delighted to invite you to our next public event at UBC. Jason Biermann, who co-managed the Oso landslide (what [...]

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    A Workshop on Planning and Integrating Urban Biodiversity

    A Workshop on Planning and Integrating Urban Biodiversity

    ICLEI Canada, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, is hosting a one-day workshop to preview and test ICLEI’s soon to be released Urban Biodiversity Planning Guidebook.  The Guidebook will give municipalities the knowledge, strategies and direction to develop a community specific biodiversity action plan.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity [...]

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    Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

    Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

    Eric Rignot of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is one of the globe’s most accomplished glacier experts. In an interview in San Francicso, we asked him for his “elevator pitch” to explain the science of climate change.

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    Conference: Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Conference: Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    May 14 – 15, 2015 - CosmoCaixa, Barcelona There is significant scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is changing, largely due to human activities. Such climatic fluctuations may adversely impact human health and well-being in a variety of ways, including through exposure to extreme weather events; disruption of ecosystems, agriculture, and food production; expansion of infectious diseases; and increased [...]

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    Climate Change Likely to Displace Millions

    Climate Change Likely to Displace Millions

    Environmental advocates warn of a looming migration crisis as a result of climate change. They are urging negotiators drafting a climate change agreement to include provisions aimed at preventing mass migration by helping vulnerable communities adapt to the new climate reality. “Polar bears live on sea ice. With the warming of the earth’s atmosphere, their [...]

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    Two degrees of warming closer than you may think

    Two degrees of warming closer than you may think

    It’s taken a hundred years of human-caused greenhouse emissions to push the global temperature up almost one degree Celsius (1C°), so another degree is still some time away. Right?  And there seems to have been a “pause” in warming over the last two decades, so getting to 2C° is going to take a good while, [...]

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