Resources - Climate Change
What Is Climate Change?
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Such shifts can be natural, due to changes in the sun’s activity or large volcanic eruptions. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
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Heatmap is a new media company focused on the biggest story in the world: the great climate and energy transition. We’re your guide to that transformation reshaping our economy, our politics, and our culture. We seek to understand the new planet that’s emerging and help you make more informed choices as you live, work, and play on it.
Climate anxiety in children and young people and their beliefs about government responses to climate change: a global survey
Climate change has important implications for the health and futures of children and young people, yet they have little power to limit its harm, making them vulnerable to climate anxiety. This is the first large-scale investigation of climate anxiety in children and young people globally and its relationship with perceived government response.
Human Activity Altered 70 Percent of Earth’s Land, Degraded 40 Percent of It
An important one for Resilience2:1 – relates directly to the 2:1 ratio.
Humans have had an unprecedented impact on land – with vast consequences for climate change, food systems and biodiversity, a major new UN report concludes.
The vision of Indigenous Climate Hub is to provide a platform for Indigenous peoples across Canada to share their climate change experiences and stories.
Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country.
Complete Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] Report
October 8, 2018
Short summary – PDF document
This report responds to the invitation for IPCC to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways contained in the Decision of the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to adopt the Paris Agreement.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
Random Acts of Green
Our vision is to build a global climate action community where everyone feels empowered to take actions together.
UN-Habitat promotes urbanization as a positive transformative force for people and communities, reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty.
The Sustainable Utilization of Wood in Construction
The MECCE Project
The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education Project
Climate Trace, Independent Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking
We use satellites and other remote sensing technologies to spot these emissions activities.
Climate Action in Ontario:
2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report
Produced by Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in September 2018
Specially interesting is chapter on climate change adaptation called “Getting ready for what’s coming.”
Climate Change in Canada
Climate Atlas of Canada
The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians.
James Thornton’s specialty is suing governments and corporations on behalf of his only client – the Earth – and he’s very good at it. In his four decades of legal practice across three continents, he’s never lost a case.
Welcome to the Green Citizen, a public outreach initiative of the Green Citizen Campaign
at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.
We also provide training and learning opportunities for organizations seeking the formal recognition of embedding an environmental imperative in their company, and for individuals adding this recognition to their personal resume.
On the Rights of Nature
This is something I have been fretting about for some time. Fretting because the word “nature”, in English at least, is as slippery as eels and as hard to get hold of as smoke. Nonetheless, I am entirely on board with the thesis of the piece. And there is a place for resilience in this discussion.
CANADA IN THE YEAR 2060
Summers lost to fire and smoke. Biblical floods. Dying forests. Retreating coasts. Economic turmoil and political unrest.
7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It
The letter, which calls on other institutions and governments to declare a climate emergency and pursue urgent action to combat it, was presented at a Wednesday event hosted by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative—a partnership of various United Nations agencies—at U.N. headquarters in New York City. Link=>
[Resilience 2:1 Organization is signatory of this initiative]
Visit CanAdapt, collaboration between Resilience by Design Lab at Royal Roads University and the Climate Risk Institute.
The Atmospheric Fund. TAF has a genuine commitment to enabling more diverse public participation in climate actions. Emmay Mah | Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance. TAF is a pioneer of mission-aligned impact investing. They know that asset investment is a powerful tool in building a low-carbon economy.
TAF – Newsletter, May 2021
Resilience 2:1 Organization is now signatory of the Resilient Recovery
A resilient recovery creates winners across the country. The time is now to invest in people and projects that will diversify our economy and improve our health and wellbeing.
Adapting to a changing climate
A new video documentary by the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee aims at raising awareness on climate change adaptation.
Citizen scientists to map pollution and where more trees are needed
Trees Please Hamilton is looking for citizen scientists’ to help with a new tree planting project that targets lower city neighbourhoods with higher air pollution.
These U.S. Cities Are Best Prepared to Adapt to Climate Change
While many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.
Almost Everything You Know About Climate Change Solutions Is Outdated, Part 1
First, climate science and climate politics have been moving unexpectedly quickly toward a broad consensus that we need to keep total human-caused global warming as far as possible below 2°C (3.6°F) — and ideally to no more than 1.5°C.
The Resilient World Institute School of Climate Management offers a range of courses designed to explain the realities of climate science and how the intensifying climate crisis will impact businesses, commerce, and industry in Ontario.