Climate Science

23/01/17

January 18, 2017 - Toronto – New research released today reveals disturbing new evidence on how locking-into new long-lived tar sands production undermines global efforts to address the global climate crisis far beyond Canada’s borders.

13/01/17
Author: 
David Roberts

The risks of climate change are not easy to communicate clearly. Since the atmosphere affects everything, everything will be affected by its warming — there’s no single risk, but a wide and varied array of risks, of different severities and scales, affecting different systems, unfolding on different timelines. It’s difficult to convey to a layperson, at least without droning on and on.

27/11/16
Author: 
Linda Farthing
 Demonstrators holding buckets protest amid the drought, in the center of La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The country’s worst drought in 25 years, spurred by poor management, El Niño and climate change, has reservoirs drying up and hospitals struggling

Teodora Cauna de Quispe hasn’t had water at her house in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, for two weeks. “We can’t wash ourselves or our clothes,” she said. “Every so often there is a bit of muddy water that spurts out of the tap on my patio.”

27/11/16
Author: 
robertscribbler

“Bolivians have to be prepared for the worst.” — President Evo Morales.

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25/11/16
Author: 
Rafe Mair

TO PRIME MINISTER THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JUSTIN TRUDEAU

 

Mr. Prime Minister, as you contemplate approving pipelines in our province, I respectfully suggest you ask yourself a couple of questions.

 

How come Donald Trump, a Republican, could say the most outrageous things about Hillary Clinton a Democrat, supported by a very popular presidential couple, yet  voters elect him anyway? The polls had Clinton from wire to wire - yet she lost. 

 

18/11/16
Author: 
Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow
Image obtained using a climate reanalyzer. (Climate Change Institute/University of Maine)

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.

It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

15/11/16
Author: 
Mark Hume

Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 12:01AM EST

More than 1,000 early-career scientists from across Canada have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key members of his cabinet urging the government to do a better job of assessing the environmental impacts of developments.

The scientists say they are “concerned that current environmental assessments and regulatory decision-making processes lack scientific rigour,” and that the health of Canadians and the environment are being put at risk.

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