Module 2: What’s at stake?
Welcome to Module 2. The focus of this module is on the projected risks of future climate change scenarios, including examples of how they have been determined. You will have the opportunity to listen to additional clips from CBC’s 2050: Degrees of Change podcasts, and to hear from Dr. Johanna Wolf, Senior Policy Analyst with the BC Climate Action Secretariat. Dr. Wolf led the Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia. When you are ready, continue to Module 2 Overview to get started.
This module will help you
- Understand the outcomes of the review of the 2017 wildfire season in British Columbia
- Consider examples of expert judgement of climate change risk for Canada, and for British Columbia, including ratings of likelihood, consequence, and adaptation potential
- Explore aspects of the climate change information supply chain
Readings and Resources
Read sections from the following:
Abbott and Chapman – sections on the 2017 wildfire
Canada’s Changing Climate Report – Executive Summary
Canada’s Changing Climate Report – Chapter 8
IPCC 5th Assessment, Working Group II, Summary for Policymakers (SPM)
Council of Canadian Academies, Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks – method and summary of results
BC Government, Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia – method and summary of results
Cohen, From observer to extension agent – using research experiences to enable proactive responses to climate change