SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team was borne from the belief that human ingenuity can—and must—adapt to an Earth facing soaring rates of carbon emissions.


Fifty years of research and innovation at SFU: ACT for Canada's sustainable future

September 23, 2016

Scientists say the dawn of the Anthropocene is imminent. This geological epoch is characterized by the undeniable impact of human activity on Earth, including global warming and climate change. 

And, as the frequency of severe natural events ramps up, we are increasingly seeing unprecedented economic and social consequences such as record insurance payouts and the emergence of climate change refugees.

Despite this gloomy outlook, experts are confident that these effects, while not necessarily reversible, can be mitigated through strategic policy planning.

SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), led by Deborah Harford, a fellow in SFU's Centre for Dialogue, is among those who are determined to use human ingenuity to adapt to the urgent environmental issues we face.