Climate Science

06/08/19
Author: 
Chelsea Harvey
Meltwater ponds atop the ice in northwest Greenland on July 30 near the edge of the ice sheet. While summer melt along the periphery of the ice sheet is typical, melting that day covered a much higher area than usual because of a heat wave. Credit: NASA

A major heat wave pushed melting into areas of the ice sheet that normally stay frozen year-round

Greenland is in the midst of one of its strongest melting events on record, as a major heat wave—the same one that scorched much of Europe last month—grips the Arctic.

29/07/19
Author: 
Nature

 24 July 2019

The end of pre-industrial climate — the baseline for assessing the extent of human-induced warming today — is not easy to pinpoint in time. Regardless, the past decades stand out from two millennia of climate fluctuations.

16/07/19
Author: 
Kyla Mandel
SUN SETS ON THE BAO STEEL MILL IN BAOTOU, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA. BAOTOU, A ONE-INDUSTRY TOWN, IS ALSO NOTORIOUS AS A BIG POLLUTER, MOSTLY FROM THE LARGE BAO STEEL FACTORY. (PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN PYLE/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES)

CO2 in the atmosphere has reached unprecedented levels.

MAY 14, 2019

The concentration of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere reached an unprecedented level this month. Researchers at the fossil fuel giant Exxon saw it coming decades ago.

01/07/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox

 

Province avoids investigation of human health impacts of fracking, despite independent scientific review warning of unknown risks to air and water

The B.C. government has quietly released its response to an independent scientific panel’s report on hydraulic fracturing as it ushers in a fracking boom to supply the LNG Canada project with unconventional gas.

27/06/19
Author: 
Judy Deutsch

The New Deal and World War II are reminders of past transformative times, reverberating in current severe hardships and extreme dangers. Emergencies can bring clarity and reason about what to do, though at the opposite end, crises can elicit the worst outcomes, such as outlined by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine.

20/06/19
Author: 
Michael Harris
What Trudeau’s Liberals have done cannot be reconciled. Photo via Justin Trudeau Flickr.

He says Canadians can have it both ways. The facts say otherwise.

19 JUN 2019

As the planet slowly stews in its increasingly sultry juices, sled dogs are walking on water, but Justin Trudeau no longer is.

20/06/19
Author: 
Reuters
REUTERS Solar-powered scientific equipment records data in a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Isachsen, Canada, in this handout photo released June 18, 2019.

06/19/2019

Researchers said they came across an Arctic landscape that was unrecognizable.

LONDON — Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

18/06/19
Author: 
Alison Rourke and Fiona Harvey

 

June 18, 2019 - Rapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment.

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