Tag: "extreme weather"

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Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

A new report, Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver, has been prepared by Patrick Forseth for The Adaptation to Climate Change Team in support of Session # 6 – Adaptation to Sea Level Rise. Download the […]

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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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BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series new from Climate Action Initiative

British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative has released a new BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series of reports. Themes cover adaptation risk & opportunity assessment, and regional snapshots for the Central Interior, Fraser Valley & Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Region, Peace Region and Vancouver Island. The report library is available online. […]

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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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Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

With greater climatic uncertainty over the years, there has been a concomitant increase in the intensity of  floods. In the past two years alone, Thailand and Australia have witnessed egregious floods leading to population displacement, deaths, and damages upwards of USD $45 billion and $9.6 billion respectively. A number of professionals from various disciplines have […]

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Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Re-published from Carbon Talks, SFU by Christopher Gully Today’s Carbon Talks brown bag lunch dialogue featured Deborah Harford, director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. She spoke on “Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” I can’t stop thinking about intersections, those points where interests of two […]

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Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

In late January 2012, the UK released its Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) Government Report. ACT offers a summary of the report here. The release of the CCRA is a bold move, marking the first assessment of its kind for the UK. Given the cyclical nature of the adaptation process, the CCRA will be updated […]

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Rising global temperatures and extreme weather: a time to act

Rising global temperatures and extreme weather: a time to act

2011 was a year of extreme weather events around the world with the average global temperature setting a new high. 2011 was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of record keeping. Janet Larsen and Sara Rasmussen from the Earth Policy Institute report that extreme weather is now upon us, and a warming climate may […]

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