Download the PICS NewsScan for 21 February 2012  produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

The PICS News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the BC provincial and Canadian federal governments and more generally to Canadian businesses, government and civil society.

Complementing the news scan is the PICS Briefing Note Service. This service provides timely and concise analysis, as well as suggested policy action, on issues related broadly to BC climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This week’s Climate News Scan includes:

Research Theme I: The low carbon emissions economy

  • Measurement reveals work to be done managing emissions from fracking
  • California green economy shows resilience

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • Recent contribution to sea level rise from melting ice on land

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Is climate change suffocating our oceans?

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Why religion and climate science don’t get along

Research Theme V: Carbon management in BC forests

  • Energy from forest biomass may accelerate global warming