This paper by urban strategist Jeb Brugmann is one of three documents arising from the “Building Climate Resilience in Cities” workshop series. It explains one of the core concepts developed through our workshop series. This new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” is introduced and explored through a four-stage development process.

Building Resilient Cities (PDF)

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One issue that has not received the attention it deserves is the limited supply of water and the amount of it that is being wasted. Journalist Stephen Leahy has written Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products. It is full of startling statistics....

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Some years ago, a woman called me a racist when I remarked that population was a critical factor in global warming. She assuming that I was attacking the populations of developing countries, whereas I was trying to make the point that it was the developed countries that were contributing the most to the problem. The following is from a review in http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17332183-countdown

In his...

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The following article was written by George Morrison (member of Citizens Climate Lobby)

First of all, we know that the earth system is accumulating heat.

We know this because satellites can measure the amount of incoming solar radiation versus the outgoing longwave radiation at the very top of the atmosphere. And more is coming in than leaving.

So we know that, in aggregrate, the oceans, ice and land are...

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Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu ( January 5, 2009)

This is a proposal for a Canadian Cap and Dividend plan, a market-based mechanism for reducing emissions from fossil fuels that combines the best qualities of the proposals promoted by Canadian political parties interested in meeting internationally recognized emissions reductions targets.  Like the Carbon Tax, it is economy-wide and revenue-neutral.  It also addresses concerns raised about the Carbon Tax...

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A chart comparing Canada's various targets to reality.



We encourage you get your friends and acquaintances to sign petitions and then get a sympathetic MP to submit them in Parliament.

Download any (or all) of these petitions:

Petition on impact of climate change on infrastructure (PDF)

Petition on accepting climate...

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