April 03, 2007

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability in North America

Here's some details of an interesting event I ran into on an EDU discussion list... Presented by: Linda Mortsch, Environment Canada -- The Working Group II contribution to the "Climate Change 2007" Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, www.ipcc.ch) will be released on April 6, 2007.  The report assesses the latest literature on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.  The North America chapter outlines how climate change affects freshwater resources, ecosystems, coastal zones, natural resource sectors, human health, communities, tourism, energy, industry, and transportation.  The chapter also examines adaptation practices, options, opportunities, and constraints.  Key findings will be presented by Linda Mortsch, the Canadian Coordinating Lead Author of the North America chapter.  Her presentation will be prefaced by Dr. Donald Lemmen (Natural Resources Canada) and Patti Edwards (Environment Canada), who will provide an overview of the report's Summary for Policymakers. Event details - Friday, April 13, 2007, 1:30-2:30 - Camsell Hall, 588 Booth Street, Ottawa

1 comment:

merjoem32 said...

That is why I was glad when I saw a video entitled Edwards on climate change. I was relieved because the candidates of the 2008 presidential race have noticed the problem of climate change and the need to find alternative sources of energy.

Hopefully, the next US president can made changes that will lessen the effect of climate change as well as prevent the onset of global warming. If there is a country who can lead the world in preventing this catastrophe, it is the US.