Rough Weather Ahead: How Global Warming Will Hit British Columbia
Award-wiinning science journalist Chris Wood has written a series of articles on how global warming will affect British Columbia and what we can do about it. Commissioned by The Tyee, an alternative online newspaper that is found at www.thetyee.ca, the articles were published weekly in August 2006. Wood won two National Magazine Awards in 2006 and is working on a book about global warning. Titled Dry Spring: When the Water Runs Out, it is scheduled for publication by Raincoast Books in mid-2007.
Global Warming and Water: His series, says Wood, is a sobering wake-up call about the droughts as well as deluges in our future, but he is hopeful people will heed the message. And his series offers some positive responses as well as disturbing news.Titles in the series are listed as follows:
- Fraser River Will Surge Over Dikes, Experts Find
- The Coming Castrophe: Fail to fortify Fraser dikes, and BC could wake up to a weather nightmare
- Drying Up the Okanagan: Thirsty region is 'canary in coal mine' for BC and water
- Pumping Blind: Experts say we're recklessly draining BC's groundwater heedless of global warming
- Global Warming's Threat to BC: Seeking Solutions:Floods and droughts on the radar. Can we adapt?
In an overview on the series, Wood is quoted by The Tyee as saying “I'm looking at what's bearing down on us, what it means and the choices we have to make in order to cope with climatee chan ge in order to maintain our lifestyle and the environment on which we depend.” For more on the series, click on this link to Rough Weather Ahead.
A full-time writer for over twenty-five years, Chris Wood contributed radio documentaries to CBC and articles to a string of national print publications before joining the staff of Maclean's in 1985. As National Editor, Business Editor, U.S. and later Pacific-rim correspondent, as national technology correspondent and a senior writer, Wood contributed scores of cover and inside stories to the magazine. He also managed numerous special projects. For more information on the career accomplishments of Chris Wood, please click here.
The Tyee is an independent publication that went online in November 2003. According to David Beers, Editor, “We’re dedicated to publishing lively, informative news and views, not dumbed down fluff. We, like the tyee salmon for which we are named, roam free and go where we wish.” Over the past three years, The Tyee has attracted some of the best journalists in B.C. who have broken many important stories.