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  1. Sep 2023
    1. Cities across the country will begin to reach “climate departure”: a symbolic rubicon, after which a climate falls completely outside historical norms.
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        • Cities across the country will begin to reach “climate departure”: a symbolic rubicon, after which a climate falls completely outside historical norms.
        • Even the coldest year, going forward, will be hotter than the hottest in the past.
        • The concept was defined in 2013 by researchers at the University of Hawai’i, who crunched computer models of 39 different planetary futures to arrive at their predictions.
        • In a scenario consistent with roughly two degrees warming by mid-century,
      • stats: start - Montreal is estimated to reach its departure point in 2072, - Toronto in 2074 and - Vancouver in 2083.
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        • the article doesn't mention two important points
          • a number of places are expected to reach climate departure in the 2020's, such as
            • Manokwari, Indonesia in 2020
            • Lagos and Jakarta in 2029
          • Even if we decarbonize at the most aggresive RCP pathway, it would not prevent climate departure, but only delay it by a few decades
        • The implications are profound. It means that the living organisms on most places on the planet will be on a path to extinction or migration. The entire biosphere will be in migration and this also has profound implications on human social and economic systems. Species whose livelihood billions of people depend on will be migrating to other parts of the environment, potentially devastating large swathes of local economies the world over.
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  2. Aug 2023
    1. Reportage der New York Times über die Folgen der globalen Erhitzung und vieler Eingriffen in die Ökosysteme für den Cowichan River auf Vancouver Island. Anlass ist ein Massensterben von Lachsen und Forellen.Vor allem aufgrund der Hitzewellen und Dürren der vergangenen Jahre kann das Flusssystem, von dem auch indigene Communities abhängen und das für seinen Fischreichtum berühmt war, nur durch aufwändige Schutzmaßnahmen überleben. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/30/world/canada/canada-wildfires-river-salmon.html

  3. Oct 2021
    1. When I was looking for a way to build small, maintainable websites as an independent contractor, I found a local Vancouver company, Chloi, that was working on a static site generator called Harp. It was a plus that Kenneth Ormandy of Type Brigade had been involved in the project. (See his contributions on GitHub)

    1. I recently found this book at Value Village while exploring the non-fiction books section. What caught my eye was the back cover’s reference to Sallie McFague. I learned about Sallie McFague from Tripp Fuller’s podcast, Homebrewed Christianity, when she died. He dedicated an episode to her influence. Her name also came up in conversation with Sophia at the Faith, Arts + Culture course at Bez Arts Hub.

      When I read the title of the article, *The World as God’s Body,” I decided to purchase the book. I have been exploring this theme as it relates to the Gaia hypothesis in articles such as, A Prayer for the Earth.

  4. May 2021
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  6. Aug 2018
    1. 32,120,519Internet Users in Canada (2016*)Share of Canada Population: 88.5 % (penetration)Total Population : 36,286,378 Share of World Internet Users: 0.9 %Internet Users in the World: 3,424,971,237

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  7. Mar 2017
    1. Pacific Science Congress

      The Pacific Science Congress is in core meeting for the Pacific Science Association. These meetings take place every four years in various locations throughout the Asia- Pacific Rim and Basin. Various scientists, at different levels of expertise, present at the congress. Presentations are based on the central theme and have anywhere between 1000 and 2000 people in attendance. Each meeting has a President and a Secretary-General who represent them. The first meeting took place between August 2 and 20, 1920 in Honolulu, HI. The meetings and the

      Starting in 1969, there have been twelve Pacific Science Inter-Congresses. These meetings are smaller and focus on a more central theme. They, like the Pacific Science Congresses, take place every four years, staggered between them. They also are located in similar locations in the Pacific region.

      The article quotes Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan, who was speaking on August 26, 1975, during the 13th Pacific Science Congress in Vancouver, Canada at the University of British Columbia. Dr. McTaggart Cowan was the President for this meeting. For that year, the Pacific Science Congress's theme was “Sublethal Effects of Pollution on Aquatic Organisms”. Since this meeting, there hasn’t been another meeting in Canada or one with focus on the issues Arctic Canada faces. The most recent congress took place summer of 2016 in Taipai, Taiwan, with the theme “Sceince, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific.” These meetings are so important because they bring together a group of scientists with similar studies and interests. By presenting and sharing their ideas, scientists can work together to have a conscious and sustainable Pacific.

      Annotated from the Pacific Science Association's website www.pacificscience.org.