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Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

According to a Mexican governmental survey produced this past week, the majority of delegates attending the COP16 do not believe the public understands the meaning of “climate change” — a huge hurdle in achieving real action on the international governmental level. Tomorrow ACT will release its report, Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy, […]

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Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to 20 per cent by 2050 and the economic benefits of shifting to low carbon and resource efficient economies, investors are calling for national and international policies that will spur private investment into low carbon technology and adaptation measures. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/investors-cancun-climate-change-business “We cannot drag our feet on the issue […]

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Psychologist recommends adaptation to curb peak oil anxiety

Psychologist recommends adaptation to curb peak oil anxiety

In October, the Vancouver Sun ran an article about US psychologist Kathy McMahon, and her blog Peak Oil Blues. On this blog and through her community tours, Kathy advocates adapting to, rather than denying, the advent of peak oil and climate change. Kathy recognizes a growing anxiety amongst individuals and communities when facing the endlessly […]

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Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

A massive oil slick from BP’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, has reached the coast of Louisiana. A fire and explosion occurred on the rig April 20, killing eleven crew members. It sank two days later. The event could become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope, […]

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Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

The Graduate Public Policy Program proudly presents: “Canada’s Forest Products Sector: Carbon Neutral by 2015” with Isabelle Des Chênes Thursday March 18th 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harbour Centre room 3000 Canada’s pulp and paper forestry sector saw the writing on the wall more than a decade ago and began to seriously address climate change by […]

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NYT Op-Ed: Why We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

Climate change: the unavoidable and immensely inconvenient truth. “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it,” writes Al Gore in an op-ed for the New […]

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BC Signs Western Government Agreement to Work on Adaptation

“British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have signed two agreements aimed at boosting the West Coast economy and protecting the environment,” reports The Canadian Press. The meeting between B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, has underscored the need for smart adaptation, as well […]

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London’s Mayor Boris Johnson on Banks and Saving the Planet

London’s Major, Boris Johnson, wrote an interesting article in his weekly Telegraph column on the role banks could play in saving the planet, and make a profit to boot. Take a break and check out the article here. It’s another example of how industry sectors could be leading the way in making the shift to […]

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