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Two Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) announcements abut climate change (an event and a call for submissions)

From a June 6, 2024 Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) announcement received via email,

Upcoming Virtual Panel

Canada’s rate of warming is twice that of the global rate (GoC, 2023), and the goal of net-zero 2050 is looming in front of us. This panel brings together key figures in the current political, environmental, and academic landscapes, with up-and-coming young scholars and activists, to discuss potential policy-related shifts that can move Canada closer towards its 2050 goals.

The panel is scheduled for Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 PM ET [to 2 PM]. Register for the virtual panel by clicking the button below!

Register Here

Call for Editorial

The CSPC is excited to announce the Canadian Science Policy Summer Editorial Series. CSPC invites opinion pieces on the following topic

Canada’s Path to Net Zero

Editorials will be published on the CSPC website on a rolling basis. Submissions will be accepted to editorial@sciencepolicy.ca and are typically 800-1200 words. The CSPC Editorial Committee cordially invites editorials from all stakeholders, including representatives from industry, academia, government, and not-for-profit organizations, among others. Editorials are promoted widely on CSPC’s social media networks and featured on the CSPC Editorial Page. Click on the button below for details on the call for editorials.

Submit an Editorial

Although it’s not noted in the email or on the submission page, the deadline is May 31, 2024. Perhaps they’ve extended the submission date without changing the date on the submission webpage)?

Here’s a poster for the virtual panel on June 13, 2024,

By the way, record heat is expected for 2024 according to a January 5,, 2024 article by Kevin Maimann,for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) online news website,

The first week of January isn’t usually wildfire season. But as 2024 began, more than 100 “zombie fires” were actively burning in British Columbia — holdovers from last summer that typically go dormant over winter.

“That is mind boggling to me. Just unheard of,” said Lori Daniels, a professor with the University of British Columbia’s department of forest and conservation sciences.

The warm, dry weather that capped off what is expected to be declared the planet’s hottest year on record — and Canada’s most destructive wildfire season by a longshot, with more than 6,500 fires burning close to 19 million hectares — is not over.

As i write this there have been temperatures reaching 50 degrees celsius in India and in Mexico and the southwestern United States is experiencing a heat dome (source: Reuters June 6, 2024 article). For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a heat dome occurs when “… a ridge of high-pressure air in the upper atmosphere [] stalls and traps hot air while keeping cooler air away even at night.” (source: Reuters June 6, 2024 article)