Health Risks

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Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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ACT’s Edward Nichol on Roundhouse Radio

                  ACT Senior Researcher Edward Nichol was recently a guest on Roundhouse Radio, along with other SFU climate change experts, to discuss how SFU is responding to emerging challenges as a result of climate change. Challenges include global health concerns, implications for trade and the economy, and […]

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ACT Publication in 'Natural Hazards' Journal

ACT Publication in ‘Natural Hazards’ Journal

ACT’s Deborah Harford and Yaheli Klein, along with other members of the Coastal Cities at Risk Canadian research team, have published an article in the academic journal Natural Hazards.  The article, titled “A multi-perspective examination of heatwaves affecting Metro Vancouver: now into the future,” explores potential impacts of the physical changes expected to come with climate […]

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Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

Join the Security & Sustainability Forum for this upcoming webinar: Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00 – 2:45 pm This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change”. Please hold the date for a very special kick-off webinar on “Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and […]

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Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Check out the below information on Resilience 2017, the Conference Board of Canada’s upcoming conference on preparing for hazards: Natural disasters are on the rise. Are we prepared? As human infrastructure continues to grow and spread, so too do the risks posed by natural hazards including wildfires, flooding, extreme weather, and temperature fluctuations. And as […]

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Events: Health Risks and Future Development in a Changing Climate

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is hosting two upcoming events with Dr. Kristie Ebi: The Health Risks of a Changing Climate Climate change is already starting to have far-reaching consequences for human health and these risks will grow in the coming decades. The choices we make now will impact how vulnerable we are […]

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New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

Local governments are taking action now to address the increasing risk to Canadians from extreme heat events that will only become more common and severe in the years ahead as a result of a warming climate. Cities adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership, written by seven experts from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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