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Coverage of climate change since November 30, 2023.

UN climate talks examine effects of global temperature rise on human health

"...Under a brown haze over Dubai, the COP28 summit moved past two days of lofty rhetoric and calls for unity from top leaders to concerns about health issues like the deaths of at least 7 million people globally from air pollution each year and the spread of diseases like cholera and malaria as global warming upends weather systems..."

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COP28: The climate crisis is also a health crisis

"...Against this backdrop, more and more people are being affected by disasters, climate-sensitive diseases and other health conditions. Climate change exacerbates some existing health threats and creates new public health challenges. Worldwide, only considering a few health indicators, an additional 250,000 deaths per year will occur in the next decades because of climate change, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO)..."

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LETTER: Lawsuit against big oil a waste

"...Per the lawsuit against ‘big oil’ – more wasteful pursuit of human-caused climate change pseudo-science. The Volcanic Activity report (November 2023) lists 28 active volcanoes, and 12 on the warning list for they are “rumbling. ” And still the self-centred arrogance that human activities somehow impact the climate lives on..."

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Tackling health impacts of climate change and scaling up digital climate action in the spotlight at COP28

"...“The climate crisis is a health crisis, but for too long, health has been a footnote in climate discussions,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told delegates gathered in an auditorium in Dubai’s iconic Expo City, where much of the action at COP28 has been taking place this far.  According to WHO the climate crisis drives the extreme weather that is taking lives around the world..."

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LETTER: Lawsuit against big oil will only drive up fuel prices

"...Why would any right-thinking quasi-political body give a thought to legal action without first approaching the said companies to determine if there is a means by which the parties might work together on a mutual solution? Big oil isn’t alone in creating climate change. We have a shared responsibility. Now suppose big oil is found culpable in a suit contemplated by the CRD..."

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B.C. Environment Minister to promote B.C. climate change policies at COP28

"...“I think even the oil and gas companies talk about their products as being in use for a period of time and perhaps a transition toward clean energy in 20 or 30 years and I think every one except for people who think climate change isn’t a problem or doesn’t exist, believes that this will ultimately happen,” Heyman said..."

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King Charles to COP28: World ‘far off track' from meeting climate goals

"...He instead spoke about how to involve multilateral organisations and the private sector, the role of the insurance sector and speeding up innovation in renewable energy. Charles cited the impact of climate change globally, including floods in India and Pakistan and severe wildfires in the United States, Canada and Greece..."

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Wildfire risk a concern as Canada's weather agency releases dry winter forecast for Western Canada Globalnews.ca

"...“We are predicting below average precipitation and a lower than normal snowpack so those factors might tend to increase the risk of wildfire in the spring,” Gillett said. ECCC said the El Nino weather pattern was the main reason behind the forecast for above average temperatures in Alberta this winter but also blamed human induced climate change for winter temperatures warming over the past several decades. The agency cited a 2019 report which showed human induced climate change as the main factor in observed warming of the planet between 1948 and 2012..."

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Potential flooding, landslides and snow forecast for Vancouver Island

"...Precipitation expected to start Monday and Tuesday has potential implications around flooding and landslides..."

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5 Essential Principles of the Just Transition Work Programme for Climate Action

"...To ensure that these vulnerable people are not left behind, all climate action must be underpinned by principles of a just transition. Broadly, this means moving toward a green global economy in a way that  won’t create or exacerbate inequalities or cause other unintended economic and social harms. It also means creating opportunities in the green economy that benefit all people and communities and promoting sustainable development..."

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November rather pleasant considering the time of the year

"...“November 2023 stands out as a month that was unusually sunny and dry for late fall,” noted Chris Carss, who compiles weather statistics for Environment and Climate Change Canada from his Chemainus home. “The total rainfall was only a little over half the normal value and the sun was seen rather a lot. The temperatures were much closer to normal except for the last few days that brought cooler conditions..."

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Trees in Trouble

Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change

"...Mathews transports the reader from the exquisitely aromatic haze of ponderosa and Jeffrey pine groves to the fantastic gnarls and whorls of five-thousand-year-old bristlecone pines, from genetic test nurseries where white pine seedlings are deliberately infected with their mortal enemy to the hottest megafire sites and neighborhoods leveled by fire tornadoes or ember blizzards..."

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Resetting Our Future

What If Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?

"...An inspiring and practical narrative that will leave readers feeling uplifted and empowered to create a future they are eager to embrace..."

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Angry Weather

Heat Waves, Floods, Storms, and the New Science of Climate Change

"...In this gripping nonfiction book, renowned scientist Friederike Otto provides an answer with attribution science, a revolutionary method for pinpointing the role of climate change in extreme weather events..."

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Anticipating Future Environments

Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin

"...How can the practice of ecological restoration shift to anticipate an increasingly dynamic future? And how does a scientific field itself adapt to climate change? Restoration efforts in the Columbia River Basin - a vast and diverse landscape experiencing warming waters, less snowpack, and greater fluctuations in precipitation - may offer answers to some of these questions..."

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Jobs in climate change

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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Director of Energy, Environment and Climate Change - Island Health Authority (Victoria, BC)

"...Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ..."

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Climate Action Implementation Coordinator (Planner) - City of Vernon (Vernon, BC)

"...Develop and implement engagement strategies that facilitate community understanding of the need to reduce emissions and enhance preparedness for climate impacts..."

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Climate Change Specialist - Municipality of North Cowichan (Duncan, BC)

"...Ability to use tact, discretion, persuasion, diplomacy, respect and courtesy to gain the cooperation and commitment of others; facilitate groups; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with departments, officials, the media, representatives of other groups, agencies, entities or businesses, and diverse members of the public.  ..."

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Senior Manager, Climate Action & Environment - District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver, BC)

"...Reporting to the CAO and an internal steering committee, they will establish milestones for District programs and report against them, including corporate environmental responsibility and District-wide initiatives such as carbon reduction targets, protection measures for natural assets, integration of sustainability into District processes and projects..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention climate change.

Alex Antonelli on learning from nature's biodiversity to adapt to climate change

Duration: 28:18

"...With the world's biodiversity being lost at an alarming rate, Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has made it his life's mission to protect it..."

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Can the US and China take on climate change together? | Changhua Wu

Duration: 13:06

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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Jon Goldstein: The Fight To Reduce Methane Emissions

Duration: 29:00

"...In discussions about climate change we talk a lot about carbon dioxide, and with good reason..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about climate change.

The Adaptation Principles: 6 Ways to Build Resilience to Climate Change

"...What can countries do to be more resilient to climate change? The report “The Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” lays out 6 principles – as well as 26 actions, 12 toolboxes and 111 indicators – to help ministries of finance approach adaptation challenges..."

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How offices can help the housing crisis — and the planet

"...Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means..."

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Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for 👥 and 🌎

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Protecting the Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience

"...Climate change and air pollution are speeding up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of 750 million people who rely on the water from these glaciers and snows..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about climate change relevant to the latest news.

Approaches to Implementing Ecosystem Climate Projects in Russia

"...At the initial stage of the formation of the Russian carbon market, only reliable and transparent projects should be allowed to be implemented (reforestation and afforestation with mixed species; improved forest management of managed forests; management of previously unmanaged forests; restoration of wetlands/grass ecosystems; conservation of soil carbon of agricultural lands; biochar application to soils)..."

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The Promethean Fate of Economy: Will Hydrogen Really Be Prometheus III?s New Gift to Humanity?

"...This gift, thanks to the fact that green hydrogen is an easily storable raw material, a clean fuel, a vector and a means for accumulation of energy, can contribute, as already pointed out by Jeremy Rifkin, to overcome, at European level, the problems of exhaustion of non-renewable energy resources, of pollution, of climate change, of security and independence of energy supplies, of economic recovery after covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian war, of lack of democracy in energy generation..."

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Application of SEPIC Converter to Developed Electric Vehicle Charging Station Based on PV Source

"...The ever-increasing concern about climate change as a result of emitting greenhouse gases has led to a greater emphasis on discovering and developing clean energy alternatives..."

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Overview of India?s Battery-Swapping and Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

"...EVs have a number of advantages, including increasing the use of clean energy by using less oil and fossil fuels, helping to meet climate change commitments by reducing harmful emissions, reducing pollution lower public risks, and the introduction of new technologies leads to infrastructure and economic growth..."

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A Review of Knowledge on the Impacts of Multiple Anthropogenic Pressures on the Soft-Bottom Benthic Ecosystem in Mediterranean

"...exploitation of natural resources, habitat destruction, climate change, pollution and alien invasive species ? on the soft-bottom benthic ecosystem in Mediterranean coastal lagoons (period 2000?2022), and to identify perspectives for future research that can contribute to the improvement of monitoring programs..."

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Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Sustainable Buildings: Addressing the Current Energetic Situation in the EU with TES-Enhanced

"...The environmental sustainability and the limitation of the energy consumption of buildings are of substantial importance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the consequences of climate change..."

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Innovative Technologies for the Maritime Industry: Hydrogen Fuel as a Promising Direction

"...It is a clean and renewable energy source that produces only water vapor as a byproduct, making it a desirable solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change..."

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The Promise and Reality of Sustainable Fuels

"...The exploration and production of more diverse energy sources like natural gas, nuclear power, and biofuels help to sustain a diverse and secure energy supply..."

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Bamboo Gasification for Sustainable Energy and Rural Development in Uganda

"...Bamboo gasification is a promising social innovation for sustainable energy and rural development in Uganda..."

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Domestic energy consumption, theories, and policies: a systematic review

"...Furthermore, Cameroon lacks a proper up-to-date renewable energy policy document as of the time of this study..."

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The impact of climate litigation and activism on stock prices: the case of oil and gas majors

"...A Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while shareholder votes at Exxon Mobile and Chevron succeeded in pushing for further emissions reductions..."

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