Module 2: What’s at stake?

Module 2.0: Wildfires

With Module 2 we move from understanding the basic concepts of climate science, to exploring what climate change means to us in terms of risks and impacts – what is at stake. Let’s begin with this video lecture:

Video attribution: “Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals – Module 2.0: Wildfires” by Stewart Cohen, Climate Change Fundamentals, Adaptation Learning Network is licensed under CC BY 4.0. The images used in the slides in the video are not CC BY.

The climate risks and impacts we face change from geographic region to region, and climate adaptation requires understanding these regional impacts and shaping adaptation measures to those specific impacts and contexts. One of the climate risks we face in BC is an increase in the length of the wildfire season and the severity and frequency of wildfire events.In this clip from the CBC podcast 2050: Degrees of Change, forest fire ecologist Robert Gray discusses the impacts of climate change on BC’s forests

  • Start at 03:00 and  Stop listening at 7:09 and return to this screen.

Podcast attribution: This podcast is © CBC/Radio-Canada 2021. All rights reserved. You may also find and listen to this podcast on their website.

 

We have added a brief video clip here to provide an update on the 2019-2020 Australia bushfire season.

Video attribution: “Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals – Module 2.0: Wildfires Updates” by Stewart Cohen, Climate Change Fundamentals, Adaptation Learning Network is licensed under CC BY 4.0. The images used in the slides in the video are not CC BY.

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