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.
BC Government Online News Source: Newsroom VICTORIA – Two new reports released today will help planners and engineers in developing strategies to manage increased flood risk along the Fraser River. The report, Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission, provides diking authorities with updated design flood levels in comparison with crest levels of [...]
According to National Geographic News Watch, C40, its partner CDP and AECOM released Protecting Our Capital, a new report that highlights the risks climate change poses to businesses in cities – and shows how city government climate adaptation actions are contributing to business resilience. Of the 207 cities surveyed in the report, 75 percent report that [...]
Bus rapid transit systems that shift commuters to faster public systems take cars off the road, create jobs, and reduce pollution that damages health and contributes to climate change. Photo credit: Sam Zimmerman/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. [...]
In case you weren’t poring over government news releases on the Monday before Canada Day, you might have missed B.C.’s 2014 Climate Progress Report. This is the sort of release time slot typically reserved for bad news that governments don’t want to draw attention to. Instead, while the Climate Progress Report has some controversial elements, it’s [...]