Author Archive for Deborah


The Real Cost of Water We Use

What is the real cost of water we use? That’s the question being asked by the Stanford Graduate School of Business California, USA. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, noted the world is depleting some important water resources necessary for growing food and sustaining fisheries, during his address to Stanford students during the 2010 […]


IISD Releases Post-Copenhagen Round-up

The Institute for International Sustainable Development (IISD) has released a round-up of blog content, editorials, news stories and meetings that were informing the climate change policy debate post-Copenhagen. The report states “the outcome of Copenhagen moved the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process into uncharted territory. It raises uncertainties and questions about the […]


BC Signs Western Government Agreement to Work on Adaptation

“British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have signed two agreements aimed at boosting the West Coast economy and protecting the environment,” reports The Canadian Press. The meeting between B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, has underscored the need for smart adaptation, as well […]


“Dry ski slopes will be least of B.C.’s troubles,” reports Mark Hume

A quick glance at the news will tell you how much the unusually mild weather is affecting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Only 3 days into the competition, events have been postponed due to the dreaded rainfall organizers were hoping would be snow by the time February rolled around. Just recently, local venue […]


$1M grant awarded to engage Alberta citizens in climate change dialogue

How can collective deliberation by citizens lead to wise and timely action on climate change, including by municipal and provincial governments? Alberta will be a testing ground for this question over the next five years. An international team of scholars, NGOs, businesses, and governments will be addressing it, supported by $1 million in funding from […]


PICS Seminar Series – February 17, 2010

Co-hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Pacific Climate Seminar Series was launched in September 2009. Seminars take place every third Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3 pm. The February 2010 seminar will be presented by members of the BC Climate Action Secretariat […]


Water Shortages Could Trigger Conflict

Reuters journalist Alister Doyle reports that world-wide water shortages caused by climate change could become a strong catalyst for conflict, especially in developing countries. “The main manifestations of rising temperatures … are about water,” said Zafar Adeel, chair of UN-Water, which coordinates work on water among 26 UN agencies. Read the full report on here.


IPCC Newsletter – Issue 1 Released

The first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) newsletter of 2010 has been released. Download the pdf here.

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