Author Archives: Cheryl Bradbee

World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C

Exclusive: Planet is headed for at least 2.5C of heating with disastrous results for humanity, poll of hundreds of scientists finds. ‘Hopeless and broken’: why the world’s top climate scientists are in despair. Hundreds of the world’s leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5C (4.5F) above preindustrial levels this century, […]

How Oil Companies Could End Up Footing Bill For Climate Disasters

For the first time, some state lawmakers are trying to turn that advanced modeling into policy. Lawmakers Hope To Use This Emerging Climate Science To Charge Oil Companies For Disasters. A fast-emerging field of climate research is helping scientists pinpoint just how many dollars from a natural disaster can be tied to the historic emissions […]

Very cool: trees stalling effects of global heating

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Sustainability and Education Policy Network-Canada, Final Reports

These reports summarize synthesized findings from across the policy analysis, survey, and site visit case studies carried about by the SEPN-Canada project.  There are separate reports for primary/secondary education and higher education. Companion reports outlining policy and practice examples across whole institution domains are also available. The examples in the reports are drawn from the […]

Is the torrent of climate disinformation still more powerful than available remedies?

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How cities are spearheading adaptation action

Cities, as hubs of innovation and diversity, play a critical role in leading climate action. From deploying Nature-based Solutions to implementing waste management techniques, they are not only adapting to the challenges posed by climate change but are setting examples on how to thrive in the face of climate change. Discover how cities part of […]

We have given Earth a fever

On the afternoon of 3 May 2016, firefighters spotted a plume of smoke near the Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray. It was early in the fire season for the subarctic region and slabs of ice were still floating on its lakes. A water-bombing helicopter was immediately scrambled but it was already too late. Within […]

Climate Data for a Resilient Canada: Spatial Analogues

Spatial analogues are locations (in this case, cities) where one or more descriptor of climate is similar to that projected for another location in the future. In other words, they are locations that are currently experiencing one or more of the climatic conditions that we would expect our target location to experience in the future. […]