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Probabilistic hybrid modular structure for multisite and multivariable statistical downscaling

October 19, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Probabilistic regression approaches for downscaling daily temperature and precipitation are very useful. They provide the whole conditional distribution at each forecast step which leads to a better representation of the temporal variability. The question addressed in this study is: how to extend probabilistic regression approaches in multisite and multivariable downscaling tasks. To this end, this study describes a probabilistic hybrid modular structure which merges the probabilistic regression component with a multivariate randomisation component.

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Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change

October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Join us for a free public talk on "Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media" hosted by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP).

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Climate Action in BC: Where do we go from here?

October 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

 

B.C. has released the much-awaited update to its Climate Leadership Plan. Now what?

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Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada

September 27, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

How can climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies work together for a more resilient low-carbon Canada?

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Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study with Rod Davis

September 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

 

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Can developing nations lead the movement towards climate solutions?

September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

At the December 2015 Paris climate conference (COP21), 195 countries agreed to reduce their carbon emissions and limit global climate change. While the agreement was ambitious, it also recognized that less developed countries would require more time to begin reducing their emissions. While some question whether it is fair to hold them to the same standard as societies that grew wealthy from carbon-driven industry, it is also clear that many of these countries have the most to lose.

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Responding to the Climate Change Challenge is a Social Imperative and an Economic Opportunity

July 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

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Fossil fuel combustion and associated release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is warming Earth. The warming is particularly profound in high northern latitudes but its impacts are global, ranging broadly from insults to human health to distortions of world food prices to an increasing frequency of deluges and floods. Moreover, carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the sea, with serious pending consequences for marine life including coral reefs. We have a small window of opportunity to slow such changes; a first step must be to remove coal from our energy diet.

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