Climate Change

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Future flooding scenario shows Metro Vancouver at risk

CBC reported that, according to a new study “Coastal flooding caused by global warming could cost the global economy $1 trillion a year in coming decades and Vancouver is one of the cities most at risk for losses…” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/20/bc-vancouver-climate-flooding-cost.html

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iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest

iSeeChange had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading iSeeChange posts about frosts on the Almanac, they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North […]

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A Song of Flood and Fire: One Million Square Kilometers of Burning Siberia Doused by Immense Deluge

About a week and a half ago, I reported on a great burning event in which a massive region of Russian Siberia erupted in hundreds of wildfires blanketing it in a sea of smoke clearly visible in the NASA Aqua Satellite record. Today, reports from Interfax/Radio Russia describe an immense flood emergency in which over 1 […]

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Got Risk? New Tools for Communicating About Water, Climate and the Future, Sept.13th in Vancouver. Register today!

BC Water & Waste Association presents a ‘how to’ workshop on tools and methods for communicating important messages about climate change. http://bcwwa.org/component/bcwwa/?task=eventregister&event=2833

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Webinar by Dr. Gordon McBean: Climate Change Adaptation & Natural Disaster Resilience

A recording of Dr. Gordon McBean’s webinar presentation for the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) held on August 6th, 2013 is now available here: webinar recording CCACoP is Canada’s only online community for adaptation experts, policy-makers and practitioners. The webinar provides an excellent overview of the scientific evidence for the necessity to adapt to a […]

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Accelerating Sea Level Rise: explained in plain language

Accelerating Sea Level Rise: explained in plain language

Carbon Talks, in partnership with ACT, recently hosted John Englander to speak about his new book, High Tide on Main Street that explains how Sea Level Rise (SLR) has started to, and will continue to, drastically alter coastal landscapes worldwide.  John Englander is an oceanographer, geologist, and explorer who specializes in SLR. In his talk, he […]

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Ecosystems Face Unprecedented ‘Climate Change Velocity’

“Over the next century, plants and animals on land might be in for a wild and ultimately devastating ride. Warming temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and extreme weather and climate events are likely to increase at a rate and magnitude not seen in more than 65 million years, according to a new study published Thursday in […]

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Carbon Pricing Scenarios: process of reversal?

Promethium Carbon believes that a ‘process of reversal’ is emerging amongst some of the world’s most significant carbon players, with climate leadership emerging from unlikely corners. To check out Prometium’s observations on the status and development of global carbon pricing go to: http://tiny.cc/52300w

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