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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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Core ACT funder notes value of most recent IPCC report for insurance industry

Core ACT funder notes value of most recent IPCC report for insurance industry

Plan now for climate-related disasters: U.N. report (Reuters) – A future on Earth of more extreme weather and rising seas will require better planning for natural disasters to save lives and limit deepening economic losses, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a major report on the effects of climate change. The U.N. climate panel […]

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The Importance of Grain in a Changing Climate

Ever since the global food price spike in 2007-2008, grain crops, which make up half of the total human caloric intake around the world, have been subject to much discussion as climate impacts such as droughts, heat waves and temperatures increases have continued to shift their prices upward. A recent article by Janet Larsen of […]

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UK Government Publishes First National Climate Change Risk Assessment

UK Government Publishes First National Climate Change Risk Assessment

The UK Government has published the country’s first ever National Climate Change Risk Assessment. DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (only in England…) demonstrated the enormous influence a national government can exert on all levels of a country’s policies by funding this extraordinary undertaking, which, in the true spirit of adaptation, will […]

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Climate Change Triggers Winter Cooling in Northern Hemisphere?

Climate Change Triggers Winter Cooling in Northern Hemisphere?

In a twist that deepens the complexities of the impacts of “global warming,” a new study featured in Science Magazine reports that the warmer-than-average summers it is causing may be linked to colder and more extreme winter weather in the Northern Hemisphere. The general consensus among climate scientists is that global average temperatures have been […]

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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Press Release (PDF Download) RELEASED – 4 December 2011, at 20h00, SAST DURBAN/South Africa – History was made today as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate […]

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Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

ACT Water report author Bob Sandford recently visited Edmonton and Calgary as part of his FLOW Cross-Canada tour, which has taken him to 16 cities in eight provinces. At each stop, he has heard stories about water of both hope and despair, while observing Canadian cities and provinces facing major challenges in water management exacerbated […]

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Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Bob Sandford visited Waterloo and Toronto for his Ontario stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour  and reports that Ontario is the most progressive province that he has seen so far in terms of water policy reform. Ontario’s major focus has been recognition of the importance of water to the economy, and the province has made […]

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