“Climate Change and Health: Actingto Reduce Risks and Vulnerabilities” May 25, 2011

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is pleased to support this lecture which is part of the Friesen Conference Program organized by the SFU Gerontology Research Centre. The guest speaker for this free public lecture is Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor on Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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Arctic melting faster than predicted: Sea levels to rise

Sea levels could rise up to 5 feet by the end of this century, driven by warming in the Arctic and the resulting melt of snow and ice, according to a new study by the International Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). This is more than two and a half times higher than the 2007 projection of a half to two feet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.