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Climate Change Class Action Filed By Insurers Against Cities In Chicago Region

A recently filed lawsuit headed by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company against municipalities in Cook County, Illinois, should act as a serious wake up for local governments ignoring their management of climate change. The lawsuit, Illinois Farmers Insurance Company and Farmers Insurance Exchange v The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago sees the insurer and all of […]

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Lloyd's calls on insurers to take into account climate-change risk

Lloyd’s calls on insurers to take into account climate-change risk

A home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest and biggest insurance market, has for the first time called on insurers to incorporate climate change into their models. The call to action comes a day after a landmark US report, named […]

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Post-Sandy, Designers Are Forced to Imagine Asking People to Move

Post-Sandy, Designers Are Forced to Imagine Asking People to Move

The numerous re-planning efforts after Hurricane Sandy have produced enticing renderings of designer dunes and fish-filled inland bays. Yet there’s been little serious discussion of what happens when rising seas put many of those happy places underwater — until now. Among the ten ambitious proposals unveiled earlier this month by Rebuild by Design, the high-speed, invited […]

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Invitation: “Green Growth” experts debate, April 29th, uOttawa, hosted by Paulk Kennedy of CBC Ideas

Sustainable Prosperity and University of Ottawa are hosting a live debate on Green Growth: Can Profits help the Planet. The debate will feature four of North America’s top experts on this vital issue.  It will take place Tuesday April 29th, 3:30pm at uOttawa.  An edited version (with audience questions) will be broadcast at a later date on CBC […]

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CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator […]

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Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity Conference – April 28 & 29 – Join us over webcast!

Research Conference – April 28 & 29, 2014 Conference Webcast The Sustainable Prosperity research-policy network is bringing together some of the world’s pre-eminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day research conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. Join us online Monday, April 28 & Tuesday April 29 for fascinating panels, inspiring keynotes & powerful conversation. […]

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Join DSF and David Suzuki for a movie night at the Rio!

FREE tickets for SFU staff &  students. RSVP to Ryan Kadowaki at rkadowaki@davidsuzuki.org and he will put you on the guest list. The event information is below. ____________________ Join the David Suzuki Foundation for the Vancouver premiere of Climate Change in Atlantic Canada on April 24. The evening will include a screening of the documentary followed by Q&A and a […]

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California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies

California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies

While the drought conditions in California and Texas were likely initially triggered by natural variability, such as ocean temperature patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, studies show that manmade global warming can intensify such conditions by raising temperatures and increasing evaporation. In addition, a new study found that manmade global warming likely intensified the weather pattern […]

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