Inform about how Canadian governments are responding to the challenge of climate change. It mostly provides Canadian Strategy and Business Plan on Climate Change.
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VCR Inc. is a non-profit partnership between Industry and Governments across Canada. The main activity is to male publicly available a database of Action plans on Climate change from Canadian industries, municipalities, organization, etc,.. The effectiveness of this approach is as good as any “voluntary” initiatives. The carrot for good public relation is not balanced by any regulatory “sticks”. The VCR was formed five years before the ratification of the Kyoto protocol by the Government of Canada. Enough to say that many of the VCR’s “Champions” were fierce adversaries of the Kyoto protocol.
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A web site dedicated to education of Climate change in BC The purpose of BC Climate Change Exchange is to facilitate interaction between the various government, civil society and private sector organizations in BC engaged in public education and outreach on climate change, impacts and solutions.
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The Arctic’s largest ice shelf has broken up. Climate change is the leading culprit. The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf has been floating on the sea surface, attached to the north coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island for around 3,000 years. In spring of last year, large fractures suddenly appeared; by that August the shelf had broken in two. The weakening of the ice shelf appears to be the result of rapid warming in the Arctic, say the researchers. “The climate change seems to be occurring at a faster rate than before the 1990s, says Jeffries. Recent collapse of ice shelves in the Antarctic has also been blamed on climate change.
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In 1998, the research community warned: “Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves have been in rapid retreat for the last few decades, apparently in response to a regional climate warming of 4.5 degrees F since the 1940s. Although the rate of warming is several times that of the global average, the exact cause of the warming is not known.” “This may be the beginning of the end for the Larsen Ice Shelf, In 2002, they announced: “Larsen B Ice Shelf Collapses in Antarctica, An Antarctic ice shelf that was 200 metres thick and had a surface area of 3,250 square kilometres has broken apart in less than a month. ” the speed of it is staggering, “[It is hard] to believe that 500 billion tonnes of ice sheet has disintegrated in less than a month” “The retreats are attributed to a strong climate warming in the region.” In 2003, the scientists announced: “The Arctic’s largest ice shelf has broken up. Climate change is the leading culprit.” The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf has been floating on the sea surface, attached to the north coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island for around 3,000 years. In spring of last year, large fractures suddenly appeared; by that August the shelf had broken in two. The weakening of the ice shelf appears to be the result of rapid warming in the Arctic, say the researchers. “The climate change seems to be occurring at a faster rate than before the 1990s, says Jeffries. Recent collapse of ice shelves in the Antarctic has also been blamed on climate change. Difficult not to believe that climate change is occuring at a rapid pace.
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To know – that is to have knowledge – is to instinctively understand the relationship between what you know and what you do. That seems one of our biggest difficulty. Our actions are only related to tiny, narrows band of specialist information, usully based on a false idea of measurement rather than upon any knowledge – that is, understanding – of the larger picture. (from the “Unconscious Civilization” by John Ralston Saul)
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Our society is only superficially based on the individual and democracy. Increasingly, it is conformist and corporatist, a society in which legitimacy lies with specialist or interest groups and decisions are made through constant negociations between these groups. Anansi Books – CBC SRC Series
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He who does not know history is destined to remain a child– Cicero