Tag: "extreme weather"

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Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Researchers Warn that Metro Vancouver Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Flash Floods Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels  Vancouver, B.C.  – March 6, 2012 – Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels compounded by […]

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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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New Approaches Required to Deal With Flooding

New Approaches Required to Deal With Flooding

A recent article in the Canadian Journal of Water Resources offers a discussion of flooding and how a new approach is required to help mitigate the increasingly fatal risks. Authors Matthias Jakob and Mike Church explain that river and coastal floods, in an average year, kill over 25,000, affect 520 million people, and render 3.2 […]

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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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Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand is experiencing crippling floods that have caused scores of deaths and damaging property and crops, as well as imposing significant business interruptions on Toyota, Daimler and Apple, and delaying the national school term. World food supply may be affected too, as Thailand is the world’s top rice exporter. Traders and analysts estimate about 2 […]

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National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2 – 5 pm Segal Centre (Room 1400), SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Entrance is free of charge; please register online Coffee will be served Join us for a thought provoking discussion on water management lessons drawn from leading Canadian and international examples Water is integral to our […]

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On Flood Plain, Pondering Wisdom of Rebuilding Anew

On Flood Plain, Pondering Wisdom of Rebuilding Anew

Residents of the Catskill Mountains in southeast New York have become accustomed to repairing homes and infrastructure after flood damage where villages and hamlets dot the banks of creeks and streams that thread through the valleys. Tropical Storm Irene’s destruction is causing some to question the practicality of continued living in the area. Recent studies […]

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Hurricane Irene: one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history

Hurricane Irene: one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history

Recovery from Hurricane Irene is taxing the rescue and recovery resources of areas of the eastern United States hit last weekend by 115-mile-per-hour winds. Coastal residents are dealing with damage from extreme wind and storm surge, and towns hundreds of miles inland are experiencing severe flooding and rushing water that have resulted in hundreds of […]

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