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SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) "Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses"

SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses”

SFU’s Institute for Values in Policy and Science (ViPS) and Urban Studies invites you to a public lecture and discussion addressing issues related to policy and the science of climate change: Dr. Adam Sobel (Columbia University), “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses.” Sobel’s recent book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future raises questions of how […]

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New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

The Fraser Basin Council is pleased to offer two free educational and informative sessions to prepare you for the upcoming impacts of climate change in BC. These webinars provide training and learning opportunities for climate change adaptation planning in your community. Register today! New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia When: Wednesday, March 25, […]

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Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

On behalf of the Crisis Resilience Alliance in collaboration with the School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC and the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network Young Professionals Committee, we are delighted to invite you to our next public event at UBC. Jason Biermann, who co-managed the Oso landslide (what […]

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Climate Change Likely to Displace Millions

Climate Change Likely to Displace Millions

Environmental advocates warn of a looming migration crisis as a result of climate change. They are urging negotiators drafting a climate change agreement to include provisions aimed at preventing mass migration by helping vulnerable communities adapt to the new climate reality. “Polar bears live on sea ice. With the warming of the earth’s atmosphere, their […]

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In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds–to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change. The order, described by senior administration officials, represents a major shift for the […]

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300,000 at risk in Lower Mainland flood: experts

300,000 at risk in Lower Mainland flood: experts

More than 300,000 homes and billions of dollars of infrastructure could be affected by a major flood in the Lower Mainland because our dikes haven’t been built to withstand more severe flooding caused by climate change, reports and experts say. A $500,000 push is under way to assess how bad the damage could be and […]

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Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could […]

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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

On view from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a timely exhibition focused on coastal resiliency called Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change.  The exhibition features work from acclaimed fine art, news and architectural photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens, and will include a number of newly […]

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