Sea Level Rise

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North Vancouver City plans for climate change floods: Flood risk for SeaBus, transit hubs

The North Shore can expect flooding, transportation disruptions and an increased demand for emergency services due to climate change, according to a staff report prepared for the City of North Vancouver. See the full article at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/north-vancouver-city-plans-for-climate-change-floods-1.668838# Will the footings of Lions Gate Bridge be under water by 2050 or the end of the century?  Photograph […]

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Getting Climate Ready: Adaptation Tools for Coastal Communities

A changing climate means a changing coastline. Sea levels are projected to rise by half a metre in the next 40 years, presenting serious risks for BC communities. Join us on October 9, 2013 in Bowser, BC for Getting Climate Ready, a workshop co-hosted by the Fraser Basin Council, the BC Climate Action Secretariat, and […]

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Future flooding scenario shows Metro Vancouver at risk

CBC reported that, according to a new study “Coastal flooding caused by global warming could cost the global economy $1 trillion a year in coming decades and Vancouver is one of the cities most at risk for losses…” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/20/bc-vancouver-climate-flooding-cost.html

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Webinar by Dr. Gordon McBean: Climate Change Adaptation & Natural Disaster Resilience

A recording of Dr. Gordon McBean’s webinar presentation for the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) held on August 6th, 2013 is now available here: webinar recording CCACoP is Canada’s only online community for adaptation experts, policy-makers and practitioners. The webinar provides an excellent overview of the scientific evidence for the necessity to adapt to a […]

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Accelerating Sea Level Rise: explained in plain language

Accelerating Sea Level Rise: explained in plain language

Carbon Talks, in partnership with ACT, recently hosted John Englander to speak about his new book, High Tide on Main Street that explains how Sea Level Rise (SLR) has started to, and will continue to, drastically alter coastal landscapes worldwide.  John Englander is an oceanographer, geologist, and explorer who specializes in SLR. In his talk, he […]

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Why Global Warming Should Keep You Awake at Night: Dr. Jennifer Francis Gives Chilling Testimony to Congress

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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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