Tag: "extreme weather"

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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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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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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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"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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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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POLIS Webinar - Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS Webinar – Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS invites you to join the Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future webinar. Full details are available online. Tuesday, May 29th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) This is the fifth, and final, webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue […]

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