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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Unpredictable Weather Puts Food Supply at Risk

Unpredictable Weather Puts Food Supply at Risk

Rising temperatures aren’t the only factor to effect food production as climate change progresses.  Unusually high or low temperatures, excessive rain, drought, and extreme storms all have the potential to devastate food production.  The long drought experienced by much of Canada and the US this summer is just one of the ways in which climate […]

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Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

ACT is proud to feature ACT Water Research Assistant Lauren Klose’s recently completed Masters thesis: A Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in British Columbia Agriculture Sectors. Download the PDF publication. ACT will release its own report on this topic – our fifth, called Climate Change Adaptation and Crops and Food Supply in BC, […]

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Event: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet"

Event: Food Sovereignty models for “feeding the world and cooling the planet”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Public Lecture Join PICS for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change.  Dr. Hannah […]

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Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

More than half of the United States is enduring an unrelenting drought that research reveals is a level of severity that only happens once in 800 years. As of August 14, 2012, the US Drought Monitor reports that 61.77% of the contiguous US is officially experiencing moderate to extreme drought, the highest percentage in over […]

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Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]

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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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