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Community-Based Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland, California

The Pacific Institute Research Addresses Climate Change Impact Vulnerability and Identifies 50 Strategies for Adaptation Planning A new analysis based in Oakland, CA, identifies more than 50 strategies for building community resilience and adapting to climate change impacts such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfire, poor air quality, and rising food, water, and electricity prices. The […]

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Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

The California Climate Change Centre has just released Our Changing Climate 2012 the third major assessment on climate change exploring local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impacts. Of note to British Columbians is the transportation corridors vulnerability map on page 10, showing a number of critical […]

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Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Low-lying coastal mega-cities, many built on river deltas, are growing rapidly in terms of population and infrastructure asset value and play a pivotal role in the global economy. Global seaborne trade has more than doubled in the past 30 years and, as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, the effect of a major storm on a port city […]

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Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

On July 16 the CBC posted an article about entomology expert Dr. Maxim Larrivée finding giant swallowtail caterpillars at the Montreal Botanical Gardens awaiting metamorphosis. With a wingspan of 10-16 cm, the swallowtail is the largest butterfly in Canada and an exciting find. What is truly astonishing is its location. As a result of changing […]

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Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Following the unanimous acceptance of a new Adaptation Strategy for the City of Vancouver, city councillor Andrea Reimer spoke with Sean Holman, host of Public Eye Radio on CFAX 1070 radio from Victoria BC on July 29, 2012. Andrea discusses the need for building infrastructure that prepares for climate change issues like extreme flooding and […]

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Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford spoke with Frieda Werden of SFU Ideas and Issues on CJSF Spoken Word Radio, July 5, 2012. The conversation addressed the scientists protesting in Ottawa who staged a mock funeral procession to protest Conservative government policies they claim are causing the ‘death of evidence’. Deborah focused on the importance of research as a […]

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Global News reports on Vancouver's new adaptation plan

Global News reports on Vancouver’s new adaptation plan

The city of Vancouver has commissioned a study on how to prepare for the impact of dramatic climate change. Vancouver City Manager Sadhu Johnstone and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer talk with Global News about Vancouver’s new adaptation plan, to be presented to City Council on Tuesday July 24, 2012. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, and […]

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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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