Tag: "climate change"

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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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The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

In the Opinion Pages of The New York Times, Richard A. Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California writes: “CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive […]

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Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration The conference series on “Environmental Degradation, Conflict and Forced Migration” is a partnership project of the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Bielefeld University and its Center for Interdisciplinary Research. It explores the causal relationship between environmental damage and forced migration as well as the correlation of both phenomena to […]

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The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Claire Havens, ACT Researcher It’s a sad situation that plays itself out regularly in northeastern Africa. Drought-stricken and conflict weary Somalians and Ethiopians flee the hardships of their country and head south, desperately trying to make it to South Africa where life might be a little more kind. Their treacherous journeys necessitate dealing with […]

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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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More great resources from the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice

More great resources from the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has posted more great resources on their site. Please check out the following media: On June 26th 2012, Thomas White, Manager of Science and Adaptation with the Climate Change Action Secretariat in the B.C. Ministry of Environment, gave a webinar on “Recent Progress Implementing B.C.’s Adaptation Strategy”.  […]

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Women’s vulnerability to climate change transitioning to adaptability

Women’s vulnerability to climate change transitioning to adaptability

If I told you that women in developing countries are more vulnerable to climate change, I expect you would consider that common sense. When women have limited rights and agency, as is often the case, they are likely to bear more of the brunt of worsening conditions. But new research suggests that although women are […]

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