Climate Change

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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

“The biggest intervention people could make towards reducing their carbon footprints would not be to abandon cars, but to eat significantly less red meat,” Benton said. “Another recent study implies the single biggest intervention to free up calories that could be used to feed people would be not to use grains for beef production in the […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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6 ways to make your voice heard during the Paris Climate Summit

6 ways to make your voice heard during the Paris Climate Summit

Climate change has long been a top issue on activist agendas around the world. But this month, conversations about real action and policy-driven change for the future of our planet are coming to a head. The U.N. Paris Climate Summit will begin on Nov. 30, bringing together 196 countries with the goal of drafting a comprehensive, realistic […]

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Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

What happens to coral reefs as the ocean warms and acidifies over the coming century? Corals might seem removed from human society, but in fact that not-so-simple question leads to an even scarier follow-up: What happens to us? Coral reefs are the richest ocean ecosystems we have — they support an estimated 25 percent of […]

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Canada warming at twice the global rate

Canada warming at twice the global rate

When Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial leaders gathered in Ottawa earlier this week, they were informed of some concerning news. “Alain Bourque, the executive director at Ouranos, a consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, told the first ministers an increase of two degrees in average temperatures globally could mean that Canada would see a […]

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Carbon Pricing Won't Hurt GDP: Study

Carbon Pricing Won’t Hurt GDP: Study

According to a new study by the EcoFiscal Commission, an independent coalition of Canadian economists, the majority of Canada’s economy would not be harmed if Canada had a carbon pricing scheme similar to British Columbia’s. From The Star: “Sectors representing about 95 per cent of Canada’s GDP would face little competitive pressure if a B.C.-style carbon […]

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Call for applications: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia

Call for applications: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia

        Call for applications – Professional Development Award Deadline December 10, 2015 The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) is recruiting one professional development award recipient to undertake a 12 months paid program of research focusing on the development of a methodology to structure cross-project learning, and the identification of […]

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A Lesson for Paris Climate Talks: Follow the Activists

A Lesson for Paris Climate Talks: Follow the Activists

The United States’ military strategy has long been predicated on being able to fight two wars at once. Now the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, just weeks before the French capital hosts a landmark international climate-change summit, will test whether the world as a whole can address two crises at once. Massacring innocent civilians is […]

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