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ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

ACT’s ED Deborah Harford presented at the Rising Seas Summit today. The inaugural Rising Seas Summit is bringing more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats […]

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

Photo by Ed Kashi Listen An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein‘s new book,This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of […]

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Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea levels all over the world, according to a report released Tuesday by the research group Climate Central. […]

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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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