Climate Change

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Federal Budget: Good News for Adaptation

Federal Budget: Good News for Adaptation

Canada’s federal budget was announced yesterday, and it includes some good news for adapting to climate change. From CBC:  “The environment is mentioned often in the budget, with measures scattered throughout the document, in chapters on everything from taxes to trade. The budget includes money for a long shopping list of promises made in the Liberal […]

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Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

              Do you imagine a future Vancouver that is beautiful, green and sustainable? Or is it marked by loneliness, unaffordable housing and ecological collapse? Check out this book launch event, this Wednesday at the Vancouver Public Library: Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible, with Guy Dauncey and the […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

CPAWS National Engagement Committee: Connecting Canadians to Nature Do you feel passionate about protecting Canada’s wilderness? Are you knowledgeable about community engagement strategies and/or innovative communications and marketing approaches? Enjoy working with a group of committed people to think through an opportunity, brainstorm ideas, and create a plan of action? If this describes you, or […]

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Free Public Talk and Discussion: From Human Spirit to Ocean Science

Free Public Talk and Discussion: From Human Spirit to Ocean Science

From Human Spirit to Ocean Science: presented by Wallace J. Nichols March 22 World Water Day Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Vancouver Aquarium, 4D Theatre Doors Open at 6pm | Reception 6-7pm | Presentation/Discussion 7-8:30 What does water mean to you? Wallace J Nichols, author of the New York Times best seller, Blue Mind, has started a […]

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Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities Program: Canadian Cities Taking Action March 22nd, 2016 1:00 pm ET  Cities have a key role to play in mitigating the causes of and adapting their communities to the effects of  a changing climate. As the level of government closest to residents, municipalities are well-positioned to develop effective strategies to […]

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Online Course: Climate and Water Resources Management

Online Course: Climate and Water Resources Management

Check out this online course, offered by COMET (Collaborative Online Meteorology Educational Training): Climate and Water Resources Management, Part 1: Climate Variability and Change 1-1.25 hours to complete Climate is changing at unprecedented rates in recorded history. A variety of lines of evidence demonstrate that climate change is likely to affect the hydrologic cycle and […]

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Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Yesterday, the country received news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first ministers had agreed to make a national climate plan. However, a much-critiqued piece of Trudeau’s vision is his assertion that pipelines need to be part of the transition to clean energy. From Ricochet: “Trudeau and the Liberals remain committed to the expansion of […]

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