2050: Degrees of Change

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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.
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2050: Degrees of Change - available June 9

01:43 | Jun 1st, 2017

Senior Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe returns as host of '2050: Degrees of Change', an original six-part podcast series, exploring what will change in BC, how scientists are preparing, and how global climate change conflicts will impact us.
Episode 7: A New Future

1:00:10 | Nov 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Episode 1 - B.C. in 2050

21:35 | Jun 8th, 2017

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 ye...Show More
Episode 3 - Agriculture

30:04 | Jun 8th, 2017

What do rising temperatures, changing rain patterns and shifting seasons mean for farmers? We learn about the challenges, as well as opportunities, facing producers.
Episode 4 - Cities

33:16 | Jun 8th, 2017

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.
Episode 2 - Snow and Ice

25:11 | Jun 8th, 2017

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.
Episode 6 - The Global Village

27:51 | Jun 8th, 2017

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.
Episode 5 - Fire and Forests

33:00 | Jun 8th, 2017

'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.