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Climate Change, Is It Real?

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“Climate Change, is it real?”

Harrie Vredenburg is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Suncor Energy Chair

HARRIE VREDENBURG: “…Okay.  Climate change.  Is it real?  Yes, absolutely.  Climate change is real, it’s happening.  I’ve read the research, I’ve read the international panel on climate change, the IPCC.  I’ve actually talked personally to Dr. Rajendra Pachauri in New Delhi, India and talked about the work that they’ve done.

 

I’ve also talked to my colleagues and friends who are scientists, from people like Dr. David Keith, who used to be at the University of Calgary, now at Harvard, and my colleague at the University of Calgary, Dr. Shawn Marshall, who is a glaciologists and who studies the retreat of glaciers worldwide…”

And in addition to that, my own personal experience.  And here we are in the Canadian Rockies, and just up the road from here in the Columbia ice fields, you can actually    with your own eyes, if you’ve been around for a while    see the changes here.

Before I did what I’m doing now, I worked as a tour guide here in the Rockies back in the ’70s as a student, and I have photos from the ’70s from the Columbia ice fields, and you can see the changes to the naked eye.  There’s nothing, you know, mystical or mysterious about that.  It’s clear that it’s happening.  How we respond to it, that’s the challenge…”

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Produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund

 

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Canada’s Bottcher falls to Russia’s Glukhov at world men’s curling championship

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CALGARY — Canada’s Brendan Bottcher dropped an 8-7 decision to Russia’s Sergey Glukhov on Wednesday afternoon at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship.

Bottcher made a runback double takeout to score three in the 10th end to force an extra end.

Glukhov used hammer to make a game-winning draw for the victory.

Canada will play defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden in the evening.

Canada fell to 7-3 in round-robin play while Russia improved to 8-2.

The top six teams in the 14-team competition will make the playoffs.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2021.

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Calgary home sales soar 147% in March amid low interest rates, savings: CREB

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CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says March home sales hit a level not seen in a decade as low lending rates and more savings continued to impact the market.

The board says sales for the month amounted to 2,903, a 147 per cent increase from the 1,174 sales in the same month the year before.

CREB says that made the month’s sales the highest the market has seen since 2007.

The benchmark price in March rose to $441,900, an almost seven per cent jump from last year’s $414,800.

The board says new listings for the month totalled 4,437, up about 83 per cent from 2,418 last March.

Inventory, however, slid to 5,416 homes from 5,863 in the year prior.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 1, 2021.

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