FORECAST NL

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Newfoundland and Labrador is currently facing a series of pressing economic and social issues that will have both short and long-term consequences. These include substantial provincial debt, a declining and aging population, and the local and global effects of COVID-19. The effects of these social and economic threats will be worsened by the deepening climate emergency and its anticipated effects on oceans, coastal areas, health, and infrastructure. We need to be thoughtful, collaborative, and innovative in our development of solutions. Creative and practical solutions already exist, but they can't be adapted and brought to scale without a balanced approach and open dialogue--which brings us to the reason you are here!

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Click on "Discussions" below to introduce yourself, take part in post-session conversations, share materials, and much more.

Newfoundland and Labrador is currently facing a series of pressing economic and social issues that will have both short and long-term consequences. These include substantial provincial debt, a declining and aging population, and the local and global effects of COVID-19. The effects of these social and economic threats will be worsened by the deepening climate emergency and its anticipated effects on oceans, coastal areas, health, and infrastructure. We need to be thoughtful, collaborative, and innovative in our development of solutions. Creative and practical solutions already exist, but they can't be adapted and brought to scale without a balanced approach and open dialogue--which brings us to the reason you are here!

Got ideas? Don't just sit in the back row! Register Now to be part of the conversation.
Click on "Discussions" below to introduce yourself, take part in post-session conversations, share materials, and much more.

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  • Introductions

    5 months ago
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    Take a minute to introduce yourself. What brings you to the FORECAST NL forum?

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  • What worries you about the future of NL? What gives you hope?

    5 months ago
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    What do you see on the horizon for our province? good and bad. What keeps you up at night, or makes you worry or wonder about the future - 10, 20, 50 years down the road? What are the things that give you hope? What are the bright spots that you can see that, with a little focus and planning, can provide a solid footing for a prosperous future? 

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  • What's the Forecast? An Introduction to ForecastNL

    3 months ago
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    On February 5th, we were joined by Dr. Brad deYoung, professor of oceanography at Memorial, and Elizabeth Beale, economist and advisor at the Canadian Institute for Climate Change, to launch our new series, ForecastNL!

    After a welcome from Memorial's president, Dr. Vianne Timmons, Dr. Rob Greenwood and Cathy Newhook took the audience on a tour of the Harris Centre's new public engagement platform--this website! After this, we took some time to talk to Dr. deYoung and Ms. Beale about the impacts of climate change on NL, and what we hope to achieve with this project.

    If you missed the live session, you can watch the recording below (hosted on YouTube):


    We encourage everyone to leave their comments and questions in the forum below, and get our conversation started. Got a question for Brad or Elizabeth? We'll make sure they get it, and post their replies here, too!

    -Mandy

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  • Have Something to Share with the Group?

    2 months ago
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    This is your spot to share any interesting reports, links, infographics, pictures, videos, and so on, that you think are relevant and might be of use to the ForecastNL community.

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  • Session 2: Climate Change Impacts & Actions in NL

    2 months ago
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    On March 10th, we heard from Dr. Joel Finnis, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, and Ashley Smith on the impact climate change is having on Newfoundland and Labrador--and some advice about the actions that we can take to mitigate and adapt.

    You can view the recording of the session, above, and then feel free to post your thoughts, concerns, or questions below!

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    Our third session aired on 22 April 2021. You can watch the embedded recording above, or directly on our Youtube channel.

    Please share your comments and questions below! Our panelists will be joining us to take part in a follow-up Discussion, and we will be posting questions and comments from the Chat and Q&A sections of the live webinar.

    To read a summary brief of key points related to this topic, click here.

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  • Session 4: Focus North: Labrador at the Front Lines of Climate Change

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    Our third session aired on 6 May 2021. 

    You can watch the embedded recording above, or directly on our Youtube channel.

    Please share your comments and questions below! Our panelists will be joining us to take part in a follow-up Discussion, and we will be posting questions and comments from the Chat and Q&A sections of the live webinar.

    To read a summary brief of key points related to this topic, click here.

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