Tag: "Canada"

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Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Low-lying coastal mega-cities, many built on river deltas, are growing rapidly in terms of population and infrastructure asset value and play a pivotal role in the global economy. Global seaborne trade has more than doubled in the past 30 years and, as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, the effect of a major storm on a port city […]

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Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Published in the Calgary Herald, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Published in The Toronto Star, Saturday July 28, 2012 Written by Jesse Baltutis and Bob Sandford In the future, prosperous nations will be those with enough water for food, cities, industry and nature — and know how to ensure each gets the amount it needs. But […]

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Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

On July 16 the CBC posted an article about entomology expert Dr. Maxim Larrivée finding giant swallowtail caterpillars at the Montreal Botanical Gardens awaiting metamorphosis. With a wingspan of 10-16 cm, the swallowtail is the largest butterfly in Canada and an exciting find. What is truly astonishing is its location. As a result of changing […]

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Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Following the unanimous acceptance of a new Adaptation Strategy for the City of Vancouver, city councillor Andrea Reimer spoke with Sean Holman, host of Public Eye Radio on CFAX 1070 radio from Victoria BC on July 29, 2012. Andrea discusses the need for building infrastructure that prepares for climate change issues like extreme flooding and […]

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Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford spoke with Frieda Werden of SFU Ideas and Issues on CJSF Spoken Word Radio, July 5, 2012. The conversation addressed the scientists protesting in Ottawa who staged a mock funeral procession to protest Conservative government policies they claim are causing the ‘death of evidence’. Deborah focused on the importance of research as a […]

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Global News reports on Vancouver's new adaptation plan

Global News reports on Vancouver’s new adaptation plan

The city of Vancouver has commissioned a study on how to prepare for the impact of dramatic climate change. Vancouver City Manager Sadhu Johnstone and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer talk with Global News about Vancouver’s new adaptation plan, to be presented to City Council on Tuesday July 24, 2012. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, and […]

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How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

by Tim Shah Over the course of my internship with ACT, I learned about hundreds of communities around the world doing great work on climate mitigation and adaptation. These communities were quite diverse — from population size and demographics to geography and climate challenges — and many were using a range of policy tools to […]

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Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford lent perspective to current extreme weather events including a tailings pond that has is causing serious concern in the Kootenays. The average June rainfall in that area is 58.3 mm, this year they received 205.3 mm. See the CTV news segment from July 5, 2012 Deb reflects that this kind […]

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