Sea Level Rise

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Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Check out the information below about the CWRA-BC Branch’s 2015 Conference, which takes place November 18th and 19th in Richmond:  Keynote Speaker  Emanuel Machado, CAO Town of Gibsons The Gibsons Experience – Nature is our most valuable infrastructure “Our rationale is that the natural services provided by these systems, in the form of rainwater management, […]

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The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

Third in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. We’ve all heard about polar bears starving, stranded on ice flows and unable to hunt effectively due to global warming. Photos flash around the world of emaciated bears struggling to survive in a rapidly changing environment, […]

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2015 Livable Cities Forum: Presentations Now Online

Presentations from this year’s Livable Cities Forum, held September 28-30 in Calgary, are now online. This forum focused on building flood resiliency and included such topics as public perception of flood risk, what data is needed to reach resiliency, building community trust, and financing resilience. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke about this last topic […]

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Map Shows Where Sea Level Rise Will Drown American Cities

Map Shows Where Sea Level Rise Will Drown American Cities

Rising tides are already lapping away at shorelines from Bellingham to Biscayne Bay. And with atmospheric carbon dioxide levels steadily rising, many of the country’s coastal cities and towns will someday be under water. That’s even if the December Paris climate talks lead to significant global emissions cuts. A new map from Climate Central shows how the water will […]

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Google Maps Now Shows You if Climate Change Will Put Your Home Underwater

Google Maps Now Shows You if Climate Change Will Put Your Home Underwater

On our hottest and coldest days, we joke and whine about climate change and the terrible weather. But in 2015, we’re lucky that we don’t have to see the true effects of what might be ahead of us after global temperatures rise. That’s why this version of Google Maps is an eye-opener. On Friday afternoon, Google […]

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New Study: Waterworld Is Definitely Going to Happen

New Study: Waterworld Is Definitely Going to Happen

A new study has found that if humans burn all of the known reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas, virtually all the ice on the planet will melt, inundating the land with up to 200 feet of sea level rise. The good news is we’ll all be long dead by the time this happens. […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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Sea level rise could be faster, worse than expected: studies

Sea level rise could be faster, worse than expected: studies

More evidence is emerging indicating that climate change may raise sea levels faster and higher than originally thought. What this means for coastal cities worldwide has been well documented. More than two-dozen large U.S. cities will likely be hit with a flooding crisis by 2050. Climate Central estimates at least 150 million people globally live […]

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