Tag: "climate crisis"

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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2012 is Hottest Year on Record in U.S.

2012 is Hottest Year on Record in U.S.

As the year comes to a close, a new report by Climate Central reveals 2012 as the hottest on record in the United States.  The report also predicts that the average temperature for 2012 will exceed the previous record (set in 1998) by more than one degree Fahrenheit.  Climate Central used data from the 118 […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Preparing for Climate Change

Upcoming Webinar: Preparing for Climate Change

“Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC” will take place on December 11, 2012 from 1 to 2pm Eastern time. The webinar was prepared in response to the need for practical on-the-ground adaptation solutions for local governments, elected officials and staff, including planners, engineers, chief administrative officers, financial officers, and […]

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World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

A new report released from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that global temperatures are expected to reach an increase of 4-degrees by the end of the century.  This prediction goes far beyond the 2-degree threshold that is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The report emphasizes that the effects of climate change […]

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Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for […]

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Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

More than half of the United States is enduring an unrelenting drought that research reveals is a level of severity that only happens once in 800 years. As of August 14, 2012, the US Drought Monitor reports that 61.77% of the contiguous US is officially experiencing moderate to extreme drought, the highest percentage in over […]

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Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Robert Sandford, author of the ACT Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance reports, has been published in the September 2012 issue of Literary Review of Canada. His article is “An Unexpected Water Crisis, Canada’s changing climate means more droughts, floods and storms – along with less ability to predict them”. Visit the LRC website to […]

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