Climate Change

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Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

This report was released by the National Academies Press. The full PDF can be accessed here: Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises  

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond

Join us at Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. The website is now live at www.watersheds2014.ca, so please visit to register! WHEN: January 27th to 29th, 2014 WHERE: Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, Duncan, British […]

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North Vancouver City plans for climate change floods: Flood risk for SeaBus, transit hubs

The North Shore can expect flooding, transportation disruptions and an increased demand for emergency services due to climate change, according to a staff report prepared for the City of North Vancouver. See the full article at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/north-vancouver-city-plans-for-climate-change-floods-1.668838# Will the footings of Lions Gate Bridge be under water by 2050 or the end of the century?  Photograph […]

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PICS Research Lecture Series: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) by Ann Dale, Royal Roads University and her research team on October 23, 2013

Join Drs. Ann Dale, John Robinson, Meg Holden, and Stephen Sheppard as they share results on Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3). Ann Dale, MC3 Principal Investigator, holds a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Development at Royal Roads University. Her research team and partners will present policy implications released in the recent “Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers: Climate Change […]

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Climate Change: Implications for British Columbia A Public Briefing on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

Your opportunity to hear leading climate scientists and contributors to the report share the latest findings on global climate change, and what this means for BC. Date: Monday, 30 September 2013 Time: 9:30am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Location: Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC This event will be available via live webcast. […]

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Webinar: Leveraging public and private meteorological networks to supplement Environment Canada climate data in BC

By Ted Weick and Faron Anslow September 10th, 2013 from 1-2pm EDT (please note the time zone) Description: British Columbia shares its high-relief topography and diverse climatology with the northwestern United States. Over the past four years, the provincial government has enhanced its understanding of the climate of BC in partnership with other network operators […]

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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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