Sea Level Rise

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Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Re-published from Carbon Talks, SFU by Christopher Gully Today’s Carbon Talks brown bag lunch dialogue featured Deborah Harford, director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. She spoke on “Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” I can’t stop thinking about intersections, those points where interests of two […]

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BC Releases Draft Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

BC Releases Draft Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

re-posted from the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) website On Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations released the technical reports for the BC RAC projects to update BC’s guidelines for sea dike design and management of coastal flood hazard land use.  These reports have been released as “advice to government” […]

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ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT’s Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference was held March 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The proceedings were chaired by Dr. Gordon McBean, UWO, Principal Investigator for the Tri-Council funded Coastal Cities at Risk project, which twins Metro Vancouver with Manila, Bangkok and Lagos, and hosted […]

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Millimetres Turning Into Centimetres For Pacific Islanders

Millimetres Turning Into Centimetres For Pacific Islanders

No, it’s not a miracle of engineering – it’s sea level rise. An article by InterPress Service outlines the increasing concerns of the people living on small Pacific Islands, as the next world COP summit on emissions prepares to convene in Durban. Climate change is already a stark reality for the islanders. “Traditional knowledge about […]

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Rising Ocean Temps Raise Health Questions

Rising Ocean Temps Raise Health Questions

Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, has released a 200-page paper that says the rising temperature of ocean water is causing a proliferation of the Vibrio genus of bacteria, which can cause food poisoning, serious gastroenteritis, septicemia and cholera, and which may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care. The paper, […]

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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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