Population Displacement

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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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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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Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

Seattle mapmaker and urban planner Jeffrey Linn loves cities. “I spend a lot of time thinking about cities and how people fit into them,” he writes on his website. “I walk. I bus. I sometimes bike. I like trains and cables and pantographs. I think the row house is the pinnacle of residential urban form.” Recently, […]

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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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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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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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