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Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

There has been much talk globally about limiting global warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C. This distinction might seem minor, so what difference would half a degree really make? According to new research from the European Geosciences Union, quite a bit. As NASA says: “[The study] found that the jump from 1.5 to 2 degrees—a third more […]

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Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

On February 22, 2016, the Centre for Natural Hazard Research, in cooperation with Simon Fraser University’s ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) and Natural Resources Canada, hosted a one-day workshop to initiate and stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and weather-triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. A report of this workshop is […]

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Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

“Communities are at the front line of flood and climate adaptation, and are the first to react and drive the policy changes we need. However, some feel they are left to their own devices to make informed decisions about the risk of flood for their residents.” We interviewed 18 Ontario municipalities, 2 First Nation communities, […]

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Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

Great climate change job opportunity for a graduate student! Position: Climate Change Research Co-op/Intern Ministry: Agriculture Salary: $1,661 biweekly ($23.73 per hour) (graduate level co-op) Start/End Date: September 2016 to April 2017 (8 months) Location: Victoria (note: please do not apply unless you are willing to be located in Victoria) Application Deadline: July 11, 2016 […]

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Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Flow and Grow: A workshop on how to respect ecosystem and cultural values, ensure food security, and build water-resilient communities  On November 29, at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) will co-host the 4th in their “Annual Year-End Water […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Traditional Knowledge Water Strategy

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Traditional Knowledge Water Strategy

The Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College, Whitehorse, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join their team for their project Chu äyì ätl?et (“The Water In Me”): Collaboratively Developing a Water Strategy for the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations’ Traditional Territory.  A postdoctoral fellow (PDF) is being recruited for this SSHRC?funded project, based on demonstrated […]

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The Dynamics of Climate Change: From the Political to the Personal

The Dynamics of Climate Change: From the Political to the Personal

Check out this important upcoming webinar: The Dynamics of Climate Change: From the Political to the Personal Wednesday, July 13th 12:00 pm ET How can we respond to climate change? Can we build an economy powered by clean, renewable energy in time? Does the agreement forged at the recent Paris climate conference (COP21) deliver us from catastrophe, […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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