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  • Posted: December 6, 2017

    Recent research on extremely warm summers, led by PCIC research associate Chao Li and co-authored by PCIC Director Francis Zwiers, has been published in Earth’s Future and featured on both CBC News and UVic News, as well as local Victoria media.

  • Posted: November 30, 2017

    PCIC Post-Doctoral Fellow Megan Kirchmeier-Young recently wrote an article featured in the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Bulletin summarizing recent research that she led on extreme wildfire risk in a region of western Canada. In the article, Dr.

  • Posted: July 5, 2017

    The most recent edition of the PCIC Update is now online. This most recent edition covers some of the major happenings at PCIC for the period since January.

  • Posted: June 12, 2017

    PCIC Director Francis Zwiers delivered a public lecture on June 6th, at the 51st annual congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) in Toronto. He was invited to discuss extreme weather events and to what extent anthropogenic climate change may be affecting their occurrence.

  • Posted: May 24, 2017

    The winter of 2016-2017 was both notable and certainly noted by many. It started early and continued well past its astronomical expiration date. The rains came, they stuck around, they were replaced by snow and then the rains took over once again. As of mid-May the rains were ongoing and flooding in the southern interior of BC has become a major concern.

  • Posted: May 17, 2017

    The response of vegetation to the changing climate and the changing concentration of carbon dioxide is important because it can impact ecosystems and agricultural production. PCIC's latest Science Brief covers two recent papers by Obermeier et al. (2017) and Schauberger et al.

  • Posted: January 18, 2017

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of our next Science Brief. This Science Brief covers recent research by Mao et al.

  • Posted: December 23, 2016

    Update, January 2017: The article below has been updated to reflect new observational data for the province. As we had initially suspected, owing to a combination of ongoing anthropogenic climate change and a strong El Niño, 2016 is one of the two warmest years on record for the province as a whole.

  • Posted: December 13, 2016

    Online tools are an important way that Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium delivers climate information to those who need it. To ensure effectiveness and relevance, we rely on feedback.

  • Posted: December 7, 2016

    Recently, BC Ministry of Environment Senior Policy Analyst Johanna Wolf and PCIC climate scientist Trevor Murdock delivered a webinar about using online climate information and adaptation tools. This webinar was designed to help people identify where to start by using examples of the kinds of questions that users often seek to answer with online tools.

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