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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

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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 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
    Episode 6 - The Global Village

    Episode 6 - The Global Village

    By mid-century, life in B.C. will be transformed. But around the world hundreds of millions of people will be facing life or death decisions. In this episode, we hear what climate change means for the rest of the world.

    • 27 min

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