Climate Change

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Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

A new report on the financial implications of climate change notes that while natural catastrophes are estimated to cost Canadians $21-$43 billion per year by 2050, popular economic measures like GDP fail to capture the escalation, discouraging preventative investment. The TD report follows a recent and alarming warning by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, ‘Frigid East’ To Manmade Climate Change

Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, ‘Frigid East’ To Manmade Climate Change

Natural variability alone cannot explain the extreme weather pattern that has driven both the record-setting California drought and the cooler weather seen in the Midwest and East this winter, a major new study finds. A new study in Geophysical Research Letters (subs. req’d) takes the warming link to the California drought to the next level of understanding. […]

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Managing risk through catastrophe insurance: Reducing the fiscal and economic impact of disasters

Managing risk through catastrophe insurance: Reducing the fiscal and economic impact of disasters

This paper, released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, offers an in-depth look at how insurance helps to lower the economic and fiscal costs of natural disasters. It demonstrates that insurance is an efficient and effective way to mitigate these impacts. The research presented here can help policy-makers, and homeowners plan for disaster risk and management […]

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Acclimatise: Climate Change Resilience in Europe – A snapshot of the private sector

The CDP report “Climate Change Resilience in Europe” provides actionable insight for businesses and serves as an invaluable tool to facilitate informed decision making by business leaders, governments and policy makers across Europe. The report’s key findings include: – Businesses identify two climate risks by climate change for every one opportunity (responding companies identified 780 […]

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Look on bright side of climate change, says IPCC report author

Look on bright side of climate change, says IPCC report author

Doom and gloom about the impacts of climate change risks preventing effective action being taken to tackle it, one of the lead scientists in a major UN report into the impacts of global warming has said. Chris Field, co-chairman of the working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), called for more positivity […]

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Lake Erie on Verge of Death as Climate Change Effects to Serve Double Blow

Lake Erie on Verge of Death as Climate Change Effects to Serve Double Blow

Lake Erie is on the verge of being declared dead again because of climate change, according to researchers. Their reports show that drastic new pollution targets are needed if Lake Erie is to protected from developing a massive “dead zone” (or hypoxic zone), where toxic algae blooms and regions are starved of oxygen, meaning life cannot thrive. […]

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Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

The latest episode of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks ‘Adapting to a Warmer World’ includes an interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen, a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia and a member of ACT’s Advisory Board, on the IPCC […]

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Monster El Nino Emerging From the Depths: Nose of Massive Kelvin Wave Breaks Surface in Eastern Pacific

We are observing an extraordinarily powerful Kelvin Wave, one that was likely intensified by factors related to human global warming, traveling across the Pacific. It appears to be an epic event in the making. One that may be hotter and stronger than even the record-shattering 1997-98 El Nino. What this means is that we may […]

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