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High Tide on Main Street

Rising sea level is of particular importance to coastal communities like those that make up Metro Vancouver. On July 22nd, 2013 Carbon Talks, in partnership with ACT, hosted oceanographer and author John Englander discussed sea level rise, its economic and geographic impacts, and how we can intelligently adapt our communities. The talk is now available on video here:  

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Free talk: High Tide on Main Street – Vancouver, July 22nd @ 12:30

Join this Carbon Talks lecture by oceanographer and author John Englander, to discuss sea level rise, its economic and geographic impacts, and how we can intelligently adapt our communities. This event is in partnership with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and is supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. See this link for details http://www.carbontalks.ca/dialogues/public/high-tide-on-main-street  Seating is […]

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News Media Feature ACT's Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

News Media Feature ACT’s Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

On July 3rd, 2013, ACT released its fifth report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply. Local and national news media turned out in force to hear about ACT’s latest report and ask questions, including The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Global News, CBC National News and several radio stations. Click on the links […]

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Bob Sandford Presentation on Loss of Stationarity: National Webinar April 16th

On April 16th from 1-2pm Eastern time, ACT water policy author and Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade Bob Sandford presented on The Loss of Stationarity in a national webinar (requires Adobe Connect to view) hosted by the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice. Stationarity is the […]

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ACT, POLIS, CCACoP and Zurich Present The Climate Resilience Gap: A Global Insurer's Perspective

ACT, POLIS, CCACoP and Zurich Present The Climate Resilience Gap: A Global Insurer’s Perspective

As climate change impacts begin to be increasingly felt around the world in the form of weather extremes such as floods, drought, heatwaves and windstorms, insurers are bearing the brunt of the costs and are beginning to issue an urgent wake up call to governments, businesses and homeowners alike on the current and impending risks. […]

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Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

As the storm clears and residents of the East coast begin the long clean-up process, estimates of the damage from hurricane Sandy are coming to light. The insured losses alone could reach anywhere from $7-$15 billion, according AIR Worldwide. IHS Global Insight estimates overall damage costs at $20 billion and business losses range from $10 […]

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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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Hottest September on Record Matched This Year

Hottest September on Record Matched This Year

September 2012 and 2005 are now matched as the hottest Septembers on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average temperature for September 2012 was 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.2 degrees above normal.  The third highest average temperature for September was in 2003. It is thought that as summer lengthens due to […]

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