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Sea level rise could be faster, worse than expected: studies

Sea level rise could be faster, worse than expected: studies

More evidence is emerging indicating that climate change may raise sea levels faster and higher than originally thought. What this means for coastal cities worldwide has been well documented. More than two-dozen large U.S. cities will likely be hit with a flooding crisis by 2050. Climate Central estimates at least 150 million people globally live […]

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Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

“After decades of cruel leadership, the effects of climate change may have been the ultimate unhinging stressor for Syria.” This is really a must read comic. Understanding the conflict in Syria is important — as is supporting and assisting Syrian refugees. Read it here.

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Upcoming Event: The Hockey Stick and The Climate Wars, with Dr. Michael Mann

Upcoming Event: The Hockey Stick and The Climate Wars, with Dr. Michael Mann

The Centre for Coastal Science and Management at Simon Fraser University is hosting a special talk and discussion by Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor, Meteorology and Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University:  The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues SFU Harbour Centre – Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) September 17, 2015 […]

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Webinar Series: Creating a Blue Dialogue

Webinar Series: Creating a Blue Dialogue

On September 16th, the Water Sustainability Project (WSP) is hosting the first webinar in its 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!     WHAT: Evolution in Transboundary Watershed Governance: Lessons from the Mackenzie Basin DATE: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) On March 18, 2015, the Governments of […]

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Climate change has the Earth in hot water

Climate change has the Earth in hot water

Water is the biggest thermal sink on Earth, and we better be able to stand the heat. In this article, environmental scientist James Conca points out that water holds 90% of the heat from global warming. This means that rising water temperatures are even more important for the future of our planet than rising air […]

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Exciting news: the CMA divests from fossil fuels

Exciting news: the CMA divests from fossil fuels

The Canadian Medical Association has announced it will divest from its holdings in fossil fuel companies. Doctors hope that this move will bring attention to the various health risks posed by fossil fuel extraction and use. The CMA will instead invest its $1.8-million holdings in renewable energy companies. Canada’s doctors are following those in Britain […]

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The hungry dystopia of climate change

The hungry dystopia of climate change

It’s the year 2026. A poor monsoon season in India leads to low wheat output, which is followed by a surprise thaw and refreeze that flattens crops in the Black Sea region, and a bad Chinese wheat harvest. Russia and some other producers impose export restrictions to conserve food. Next, drought strikes the U.S., and things suddenly […]

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Feeding Nine Billion Video 5: Local Food Systems by Dr. Evan Fraser

Feeding Nine Billion Video 5: Local Food Systems by Dr. Evan Fraser

By 2050 there will be 9 billion people on the planet – but will there be enough food for everyone? Food security expert Dr Evan Fraser guides you through a whiteboard presentation of his solution to the Global Food Crisis focusing in this video on the role of the local food system. Brought to you […]

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