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PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES – Adapting to Climate Change: Global Knowledge, Local Action

PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES When: September 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: climatechangeadaptation.eventbrite.ca Live Web Stream: pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast Join moderator Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, and speakers Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada, Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Jonathan O’Riordan, former […]

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NRCan Adaptation Platform webinar: Managing Climate Change along Canada's Coasts

NRCan Adaptation Platform webinar: Managing Climate Change along Canada’s Coasts

NRCan’s Adaptation Platform is pleased to offer the following webinar! Please see the attached poster and feel free to share this invitation with your networks and friends. Managing Climate Change along Canada’s Coasts When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 1:30-3:00pm – Eastern Time (ET) This webinar will include 3 presentations: Best Practices to Address Climate Change for […]

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ICLR is hosting Free Webinars on Flood Issues

On September 10 Slobodan Simonovic will lead a webinar about a tool he has developed with his team for adjusting IDF curves for the effects of change in the climate. (For details contact Dan Sandink at dsandink@iclr.org.)   On September 19 Cathryn Ryan of the University of Calgary will lead a Friday Forum workshop and webinar to discuss the […]

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Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C., on June 28, 2012.    Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD , THE CANADIAN PRESS SFU Public Square is looking for innovative ideas on how to combat a predicted one-metre rise in sea levels around Metro Vancouver due to climate change. This fall, the […]

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Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Going, going … As a whole, the world’s glaciers—such as Italy’s Careser Glacier, seen here in August 1933 (top) and August 2012 (bottom)—have lost ice for the last 23 years in a row. IMAGES: COURTESY OF LUCA CARTURAN/UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. […]

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New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

BC Government Online News Source: Newsroom VICTORIA – Two new reports released today will help planners and engineers in developing strategies to manage increased flood risk along the Fraser River. The report, Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission, provides diking authorities with updated design flood levels in comparison with crest levels of […]

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Creative ways cities can fight the climate change 'slow tsunami'

Creative ways cities can fight the climate change ‘slow tsunami’

When it comes to climate change impacts, estuaries are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine. These unique habitats, which are also home to 22 of the world’s 32 largest cities and are essential hubs for global commerce, face not just the threat posed by rising sea levels, but also a complex nexus of increasing […]

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First Announcement: APEC Climate Symposium 2014

The APEC Climate Center is delighted to present the First Announcement for the APEC Climate Symposium 2014, which can be accessed at http://www.apcc21.org/eng/acts/prosym/ann/japcc020101.jsp. This document provides more information about the theme, goals, and program of the event. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Managing climate extremes and hydrologic disasters: Scientific prediction and emergency preparedness”. Where: Nanjing, […]

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