A small fishing boat sits in a vast ocean scene, near a large kelp bed. Small islands dot the distance.

Surveying kelp beds off BC's coast as part of the Undersea Forests project. Photo: Markus Thompson

In BC, summer is a time for warmer temperatures, outdoor adventures and a break from the rain. Lately, it’s also when we’re on alert for high heat, the sinister side of those sunny, dry days.

I’m sure no one has forgotten last year’s climate change reckoning of heat dome, fire and flood. This has accelerated a collective focus on adapting to the realities of climate change. The provincial government, for example, recently released its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.

Both adaptation and mitigation are foundational to our work at PICS. A number of our projects are working diligently on decreasing emissions from and making adaptations to wildfire, adapting to increasing temperatures, and responding to other consequences of the climate shift.

The PICS summer newsletter offers highlights on two such projects, both driven by solutions seekers. 

Want to know more? Read the full Summer 2022 Newsletter here.

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