Climate Change

Climate Change, Hunger and Migration: Can we attain the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?

Five years ago, in 2015, the governments of the United Nations agreed on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we would need to attain by 2030 to make life better and more sustainable for future generations.

Thinking Globally, Thinking Nationally

Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy has invited SACPA to co-sponsor this public panel discussion, which will focus on issues such as Trade, Climate Change, Borders as well as Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Fair Climate Policy for Canada: Let's Follow the Science

Canada’s economy and energy independence relies heavily on the fossil fuels we extract within our own national borders. However, our global environmental reputation has allegedly taken a hit over the past few decades as CO2 emissions per capita have the singular focus for environmentalists.

Fair Climate Policy for Canada: Let's Follow the Science

Canada’s economy and energy independence relies heavily on the fossil fuels we extract within our own national borders. However, our global environmental reputation has allegedly taken a hit over the past few decades as CO2 emissions per capita have the singular focus for environmentalists.

Remote Sensing: What can it tell us about climate change?

Climate change is one of the most important challenges facing our civilization. All major national and international efforts towards monitoring fluctuations in long-term climate normals involve the use of remote sensing science to provide Earth observation data to measure key climate variables.

No science, No evidence, No truth, No democracy

There have been drastic changes to science in Canada in recent years. These changes have happened in three distinct ways: reduction in the ability of government scientists to communicate their research to the public, the erosion of our science capacity - especially with respect to fundamental research and environmental monitoring, and a reduction in the role of evidence in policy decisions.

Climate Change and its Impacts on Food Security: What Can We Do?

Climate change may be the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. If the present trend continues, the world will likely experience a severe average increase in temperature by the end of this century, endangering our civilization, as we know it.

Climate Calamity Fact or Fantasy?

James Lovelock, scientist and originator of the Gaia hypothesis, said in 2007 that; “Before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic.

Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward

The scientific consensus is in: man-made global warming is real and the major cause of various extreme weather events around the world.

Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward

The Galt Museum & Archives is committed to sustainability within its own organization. 2012 marks the third year it is participating in Earth Hour [March 31, 8:30-9:30 pm] and it will be host to the exhibit “Earth’s Climate in the Balance” from January 21 – April 22, 2012.

Meltdown: The Scoop on Glaciers

Glaciers and ice sheets play an important role in the global environment. They are storage systems of most of the world’s fresh water, dramatically alter the landscape and sea level, affect ecosystems and provide us with unique records of climate and atmospheric conditions that go back hundreds of thousands of years.

The Cancun Climate Change Conference Deal: What Does it Mean?

Delegate’s from all 194 countries except one agreed to cut carbon emissions and assist developing countries tackle climate change as part of a “historic” deal in Cancun to help stop global warming.

Drought, Heavy Precipitation and Climate

Extremes including drought and heavy precipitation are fundamental aspects of the climate system and its water cycle. Many of the greatest climatic impacts are also linked with such phenomena.

Oil Sands and Environmental Management

Our newspapers are full of stories that the development of the oil sands is forging ahead without regard to the environmental impact on the immediate area or the consequences to the world as a whole.

Energy, Environment and the Economy - Discovering Alberta''s Future

Shrinking reserves of oil and gas, shifts in the geopolitical landscape, and mounting environmental concerns all test our ability to meet the growing demand for energy.

Recycling CO2 Emissions into Plant Nutrients

Could a local farmer have discovered a way of helping combat global warming and reducing world hunger? In 2000, Cowley rancher Gary Lewis wondered what was wrong with his hay fields.

Is Science to be Trusted?

Science and its technology spin-offs are only four hundred years old. The process of science has evolved into the best method to satisfy our curiosity and understand our world.

Coulee Thirst: Plants and Water in the Oldman River Valley

Coulee Thirst: Plants and Water in the Oldman River Valley The woodlands and shrub thickets of our river valleys and coulees are valued by many southern Albertans for their beauty and the shade and shelter they provide for wildlife.