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Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation

Statistical analysis shows pattern consistent with pre-industrial temperature swings, study concludes
Mon, 2014-07-21 14:06

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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McGill Nonlinear Physics Professor and Climatologist Shaun Lovejoy: Global Warming is not a "Natural" Occurrence

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Opinion: Research Shows the Global Warming isn't natural

Published on June 9, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Shaun Lovejoy

Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society laid down a challenge: “If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need supercomputers to demonstrate it?”

My immediate response was: “They don’t.”

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New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

But will it last?
Tue, 2014-06-10 10:30

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty
Fri, 2014-04-11 12:24

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Tue, 2014-04-15 01:20

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

Wed, 2014-03-19 00:54

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mail
by Tu Thanh Ha

French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

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Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean

Study shows climate change has put a freshwater lid on the Antarctic ocean, trapping warm water in ocean depths .
Mon, 2014-03-03 11:30

In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.

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Freaky Friday: Spring is not what it used to be- climate change and flowering times

Fri, 2013-02-22 17:00 - 20:30
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, everyone welcome, no reservation necessary.

by Jonathan Davies (Department of Biology, McGill)

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Cutting Edge lecture in Science: Warm Bodies in Cold Places

Thu, 2012-10-18 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, everyone welcome.

by Murray Humphries (Depart Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald College).

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