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CLIMATE CHANGE: West Coast contemplates the calm before the storm


“All of the coastal cities are well aware of the new guidelines and the risk. They all have plans and programs to monitor and try to manage the risk. The best way to approach this is not to wait for individual projects, but to get out ahead of it in official community plans,” stated Dr. Stephen Sheppard.

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Too Much Water and Too Little Water: How Do We Adapt to Climate Change?


Hans Schreier (120p)
Climate change is resulting in increased variability and since we are unable to slow down the change in the short run we need to us new innovative measures to manage water resources. To adapt to these new conditions requires a rethinking of how we build infrastructure and how we use water.

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Fraser River Will Surge Over Dikes, Experts Find

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. In a story titled “Fraser River Will Surge Over Dikes”, Wood describes how hundreds of thousands of Lower Mainland residents living behind dikes along the Fraser River face a far more deadly flood threat than they know.

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Pumping Blind

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. In a story titled “Pumping Blind”, Wood describes how with each passing year, we're pumping more from the buried lakes and slow-moving underground streams known as aquifers.

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Global Warming’s Threat to BC: Seeking Solutions

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. In a story titled “Global Warming's Threat to BC: Seeking Solutions”, he explains why one stunningly simple key could unlock enormous opportunities to make water go further.

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