Tag: "climate crisis"

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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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TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

On May 18th, 2012 the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency Management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and supported by the city of Richmond […]

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Climate Change Adaptation: A Priorities Plan for Canada

Climate Change Adaptation: A Priorities Plan for Canada

The Climate Change Adaptation Project: Canada (CCAP) was designed to identify and operationalize practical, meaningful and cost-effective adaptation solutions to the most challenging impacts of climate change facing Canada. They have released the Climate Change Adaptation: A Priorities Plan for Canada report, which is available online in full. There have been initiatives in Canada that […]

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"Telling the Weather Story" report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

“Telling the Weather Story” report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

A major report titled Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead? Has been released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The report was prepared by Gordon McBean (author of ACT’s Extreme Weather Events Report), Paul Kovacs, Jim Bruce, Dan Sandink; and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) team building on […]

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New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) has just released a three-report series titled Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate. This is the fifth report in the Climate Prosperity series by the NRT that emphasizes the critical, yet largely unexplored role of Canadian business in defining our ability […]

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The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Midwest United States recently experienced 100 tornadoes in 24 hours. However, unlike the devastating tornadoes that this region has witnessed in the past, these series of natural disasters were much less threatening to human life. What appears to be happening is better monitoring and information around extreme weather which is helping people better prepare […]

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David Suzuki Foundation releases "All Over the Map 2012: A Comparison of Provincial Climate Change Plans"

David Suzuki Foundation releases “All Over the Map 2012: A Comparison of Provincial Climate Change Plans”

Provinces are leading the way in the fight against climate change according to a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation. This is in direct contrast to claims made by federal Environment Minister Peter Kent in his report on Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2010. In the absence of effective policies from Canada’s federal […]

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