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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

The University of Victoria’s sixth Ideafest will be held between March 7th and 12th, showcasing the work of some of Canada’s best researchers. As a part of this event, PCIC and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) are presenting a panel discussion on hydro-climatic change in BC. Titled, Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC, the discussion […]

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Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

On March 3rd, First Ministers will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver to lay the groundwork for a National Climate Plan. The Council of Canadians’ Energy & Climate Justice Campaigner proposes the following 5 priorities for such a plan: Freeze fossil fuel expansion and related infrastructure A clean plan towards a 100% […]

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Bob Sandford's New Book, "Storm Warning"

Bob Sandford’s New Book, “Storm Warning”

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and also co-author of our latest book, has a new book of his own. “Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World” highlights what the effects of climate change will be on water systems. The book is featured in a new article from The Georgia Straight: Written […]

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Webcast: Drought-Related Tree Mortality

Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events When: February 17, 2016, 3:30-4:30 pm Where: Room 002, University House 1, 2489 Sinclair Rd., Victoria, BC Dr. Robbie Hember will discuss the topic of drought-related tree mortality across western North America. The talk will explore new insights into the impacts of […]

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Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Check out this upcoming webinar from Natural Resources Canada: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches on Canada’s Coasts Wed. Jan. 27th | 10:30am to 12:00pm PST This webinar will present the results of two projects, by the Capital Regional District and the City of Vancouver, both of which studied the impact of […]

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Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

In the chaos of natural disasters, many social systems break down. Ensuring that access to services, supports, and education in these circumstances is gender-equal is crucial for building community resilience and quick recovery. An article in Briarpatch Magazine explores these concepts, focusing on Cuba’s response to Hurricane Sandy. From Briarpatch:  “According to the UNDP’s report on Gender […]

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Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

According to The Atlantic, this week the North Pole has seen a storm which will brought its temperature up to 2 degrees Celsius. That’s as warm as it is today in Vancouver! “…later this week, something extraordinary will happen: Air temperatures at the Earth’s most northernly region, in the middle of winter, will rise above freezing […]

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