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Climate Change Gateway
Climate Change Links, Organizations, Events, Jobs & Careers in Canada and beyond
(A People & Planet Gateway & Guide, in partnership with GoodWork Canada)

Whether you call it climate change or global warming, it is happening. Scientists say that we are already experiencing impacts, and they are likely to increase. Impacts include the effects of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, ice storms and hurricanes, but also increased threats from infectious diseases and armed conflict. And there is no doubt that human activity – largely through the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the use of fossil fuels – is responsible the current pace of climate change.

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said in November: "If there's no action before 2012, that's too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment."

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Climate Change Science and Research

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – Nobel Prize winning body of scientists
IPCC summary of latest reports
The Stern Review (UK) – shows costs of prevention lower than costs of inaction
Climate Change Basics (Pew Centre on Global Climate Change), and version for kids
Stabilization Wedges (Pacolow and Solow) – illustration of solutions with available technology

"The tragedy, then, as historians of the future will most certainly recount [if we fail to act in time], is that we ruined their world not because we lacked the knowledge or the technology to save it, but simply because we chose not to make the effort." – Joseph Romm,  from Hell and High Water

Climate Change Groups and Organizations – Canada and beyond

Climate Action Network - Canadamember organizations
Climate Action Network - CAN International
Climate Change & Air Pollution - Environmental Groups & Organizations in Ontario
EcoPortal Canada - Gateway to Environmental Groups & Organizations in Canada
The Pembina Institute
The David Suzuki Foundation
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Climate Change Links and Resources

Government of Canada: Proposed Canadian Regulations | Environment Canada | EcoAction
Wikipedia: Global Warming (more, (2), (3)) | Kyoto Protocol | UNFCCC: Kyoto Protocol Text
Google Directory: Climate Change | source: Open Directory
Suggestions on things you can do (various sources): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

An Inconvenient Truth (Film/Video/Book):
Film & Website | Trailer | Book | Wiki & Links | Take Action | Unofficial Transcript

Climate Change Denial

The Denial Machine (from CBC's The Fifth Estate)
How to Talk to a Climate Change Skeptic
The Problem of Denial

Climate Change News

Google News: Climate Change | Climate Change News in Canada
Climate Change News & Media | more

Climate Change Calendars, Conferences and Events

Climate Action Network (global) (with links to national sites & calendars)
Climate Action Network Canada - Calendar
Climate Change Central - Calendar
People and Planet Calendar (Canada plus some intntl. events) (search for Climate Change Events)
Environmental Conferences (Canada plus some international conferences)
International Day of Action on Climate Change (annual)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Calendar
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Environment Canada - Conferences & Events (environmental conferences)

For more events, see also the groups, organizations and links listed above.

Climate Change Jobs, Internships & Careers – Canada and beyond

GoodWork Canada's Climate Change Jobs, Contracts, Internships, Careers
GoodWork Canada – green & environmental jobs; many are related to climate change
Eco Canada – mostly technical and scientific positions related to environment industry
Green Jobs – gateway to green/environmental jobs and resources

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