8 episodes

CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides a journey to our future in a CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change within a few decades.

2050: Degrees of Change CBC

    • Science
    • 4.7, 130 Ratings

CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides a journey to our future in a CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change within a few decades.

    Episode 7: A New Future

    Episode 7: A New Future

    In this bonus episode taped in front of a live audience at CBC Vancouver we ask "What would it take for you to change for climate change?". Johanna Wagstaffe hosts a panel of environmental experts to tell us what kind of change is meaningful enough to alter the path as we head towards the year 2050. Hear why it's not too late to rewrite our future.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 1 - B.C. in 2050

    Episode 1 - B.C. in 2050

    Meteorologists call British Columbia 'the land of a billion micro climates.' By 2050, the average temperature in BC will have risen by 2.5 C. But that doesn't mean everything will just get hotter. We explore how BC's climate will change in just 30 years.

    • 21 min
    Episode 2 - Snow and Ice

    Episode 2 - Snow and Ice

    Without snow, everything changes. In this episode, we reveal the downstream effects of record-low snow packs, melting glaciers and rising sea levels in British Columbia.

    • 25 min
    Episode 3 - Agriculture

    Episode 3 - Agriculture

    What do rising temperatures, changing rain patterns and shifting seasons mean for farmers? We learn about the challenges, as well as opportunities, facing producers.

    • 30 min
    Episode 4 - Cities

    Episode 4 - Cities

    Vancouver says it will run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. We look at how climate change will re-shape our cities, and ask if we're doing enough to mitigate its effects on our environment as well as our society.

    • 33 min
    Episode 5 - Fire and Forests

    Episode 5 - Fire and Forests

    'There is no 'no smoke' option.' By 2050, forest fires will be more frequent, and more devastating. This has profound impacts on one of our major resource industries, as well as wildlife.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

TorieAnne ,

Making climate change realistic

I loved this....I knew climate change was happening and I continue to go out of my to make small personal adjustments, but the way this was presented....very realistic. I loved when the little girl was woken up and presented with how her day would be laid out and all the changes related to climate...soccer practice being delayed, the requirement for her to wear a face mask....was just awesome!

Listener in Sutton ,

A must listen now and again and again

Thank you for this podcast. Well researched, expertly presented and easy to understand for the everyday person. A must listen by ALL Canadians. The effects of climate change will certainly be different in different areas of the country but just as devastating if we close our eyes and leave the problem to future generations.

jessiebt ,

Phenomenal podcast

All Canadians (and everyone) should listen to this! This matters and climate change affects everyone. Amazing podcast that’s helps to put things into perspective.

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