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SFU's Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

SFU’s Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

It was my great pleasure and privilege to be accepted as one of the inaugural cohort of SFU’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue (UGSID) back in 2002 (the recent tenth anniversary celebration of the program really brought home how time flies!), which focused on Nature, Environment and Society. I was delighted when the coordinator recently approached […]

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ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

As disheartening news on accelerated melting of ice and unseasonably warm weather continues to emerge from both the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers from four countries are gathering in Manila at a conference hosted by the Manila Observatory to discuss climate threats to coastal cities. ACT ED Deborah Harford will present on CCaR work being done […]

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ACT ED Participates in First LiveSmartBC Twitterchat on Sea Level Rise

  On January 9, 2013, ACT joined other BC experts to discuss sea level rise through the tool called Twitterchat, using the hashtag #SustyBC. A rich discussion ensued, and many useful resources were shared, all of which you can read and access in the Storify version, posted here.  

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World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

A new report released from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that global temperatures are expected to reach an increase of 4-degrees by the end of the century.  This prediction goes far beyond the 2-degree threshold that is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The report emphasizes that the effects of climate change […]

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Sandy Eyewitness Account: A New Jersey Resident Reports From Inside the Superstorm

Sandy Eyewitness Account: A New Jersey Resident Reports From Inside the Superstorm

New Jersey resident Eva Frankenberger has been sending messages relating her experience as Superstorm Sandy approached, hit, and left a devastated region with, at this point, no sign of help from emergency services. Meanwhile people have no gas, power, food, or water other than whatever supplies they laid in. Read Eva’s first-person account here starting […]

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Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

The city of Jakarta is constructing a giant sea wall, known as the Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS), to protect low-lying regions as sea levels rise and land subsides due to heavy extraction of groundwater from the delta soil. A 2009 study by Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) climatologist Armi Susandi predicted that a quarter […]

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk in Taipei on Monday, October 22nd.  The conference, hosted by the Academia Sinica, will take place over 6 days and feature a series of speakers presenting on a range of adaptation issues specific to coastal cities.  […]

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking with Bob Sandford, ACT Water policy advisor and EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative for the United Nations “Water for LIfe” Decade, at several upcoming events in Cranbrook and Kimberley. Storm Warning: Assuring Water and Climate Security in a Changing West Wednesday October 24th McKim Auditorium […]

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