Wednesday, October 17, 2018

IPCC Climate Change Report

report cover

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C. The IPCC, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, explores the detrimental impacts of climate change on the world, such as food shortages, increase in wildfires and a mass die-off of coral reefs, which could take place as soon as 2040.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

UNFCCC Climate Negotiations "COP24"

COP24 poster

Apply today for the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations "COP24" in Katowice, Poland

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stephen Déry Seminar - October 3rd, 2018

Stephen Déry

Join us October 3rd, 2018 at 11:00am (EV3-4412) for a seminar with Dr. Stephen Déry from the University of Nothern British Columbia. 

Title: Changing Northern Hemisphere snow conditions and their impacts to the snow hydrology of the Western Cordillera’s rivers 

Speaker: Stephen J. Déry​

Monday, June 11, 2018

After the Flood – The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health and Lost Time from Work

After the flood

Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on the mental health and lost time from work of impacted homeowners has been only superficially explored, until now.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Wild Weather Lecture Series

wild weather event

Wild Weather Talks and Roundtable: Our Changing Climate

The Waterloo Region Museum is hosting a special presentation and roundtable discussion about climate change in the Region of Waterloo and across the globe. The Roundtable discussion will take place on March 22nd at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Canada in a Climate-Disrupted World

world map

The impacts of climate change are seen across the globe and are increasingly affecting our economies and societies. Adaptation to climate change is and will continue to be one of the greatest policy challenges facing the Canadian government. Despite existing knowledge on climate change impacts and adaptation, understanding the future of climate change is a complex and on-going process with many gaps existing in the body of academic, government, and other policy-relevant publications.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in the Face of Climate Change

Winter in Fruhling


Studies led by the University of Waterloo, with a group of multinational researchers, have identified that climate change is threatening the future of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Temperatures are rising with the increase of global green house gas emissions, affecting the ability to reliably host the winter games across the globe. The average February daytime  temperature of the Olympic Winter Games locations is steadily increasing - from 0.48C in the 1920–1950s, to 3.18C in the 1960–1990s, to 7.88C in games held in the twenty-first century - intensifying the need for weather risk management strategies.

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