Sea Level Rise

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You are invited: Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

You are invited: Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

You are invited to join staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Climate Action Secretariat to learn about proposed new guidelines for design of sea dikes and coastal land use management to adapt to anticipated sea level rise in BC. Workshops will include presentations from Ministry staff and project consultants […]

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Leaving a warming Arctic: First-hand account of climate change and the effect on bowhead whales

Leaving a warming Arctic: First-hand account of climate change and the effect on bowhead whales

Kate Stafford, an oceanographer at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, writes a blog from the NY Times entitled “Scientist at Work, Notes From The Field”. Writing from Alaska where she is finalizing in a visual census of bowhead whales, Kate gives a first-hand account of the how the changes in climate […]

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Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: study

Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: study

(Reuters) – Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland’s ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its last major report in 2007 that world sea levels were likely […]

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Vancouver in the Research Spotlight as One of World’s Most Vulnerable Cities to Rising Sea Levels

Vancouver in the Research Spotlight as One of World’s Most Vulnerable Cities to Rising Sea Levels

An international group of scientists led by a Canadian is launching a study to determine the risk of rising sea levels and what can be done about it. It’s of special interest to Vancouver – the Canadian city identified in the study. The study was announced at the recent Taipei Cities At Risk (CAR) II […]

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Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

On May 4, 2011, the US-based Clean Air Task Force held an online briefing to update the news media on the state of Arctic climate changes, and recommend possible courses of action for the Arctic Council. The briefing precedes a May 12 meeting in Nuuk, Greenland of Foreign Ministers from the eight countries surrounding the […]

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ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

Sierra Club map of sea level rise projections for Vancouver Just presented on Climate Change Adaptation for Communities: Challenges and Solutions to a group of seasoned adaptation professionals and researchers from all over Asia. I talked about climate threats in Canada already being experienced, such as ice storms, drought, flooding and wildfires, and those we […]

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Auditor General of Canada Stresses Need for Federal Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

Auditor General of Canada Stresses Need for Federal Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

A report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada has identified an urgent need for strong federal action on climate change adaptation, echoing the conclusions of ACT’s Summary report on Climate Change Adaptation & Extreme Weather. The 2010 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development notes that, “to date […]

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Extreme weather, low water levels in NWT: ACT’s next roundtable location

Extreme weather, low water levels in NWT: ACT’s next roundtable location

‘Unprecedented’ temperature changes, low water levels, and extreme weather conditions in 2010 are inducing demands for more extensive infrastructure planning in the north of Canada. Groups such as Ecology North are encouraging community and government decision-makers to spend more time and money on designing buildings and roadways that are adapted to these changes in climate. […]

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