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McGill Experts: April 22, Earth Day

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:00

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
Organization: Media Relations
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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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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Eric Galbraith
Organization: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Office Phone: 514-398-3677
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Bringing climate-change lessons out of the lab

Award-winning McGill researcher to share environmental insights through video series, social media
Wed, 2013-04-03 11:56

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Feeling hot, hot, hot

Research shows importance of population movement and growth in shaping climate change over the past century in the United States
Thu, 2012-10-25 14:23
People felt climate change in US during 20th century

We’re not used to thinking of ourselves as animals. But as Jason Samson sees it, climate is as important in shaping the distribution and movement of humans as it is in other animals. The McGill-trained ecologist and fellow researchers have been using modeling techniques similar to those used to define the ecological niche for plant and animal species to explore the correlation between climate patterns and population growth in the contiguous United States between 1900-2000. And what they discovered was a pronounced population shift away from areas within the U.S. with cool and seasonal climates, towards those areas that are warmer and drier year-round, and they found that this was the case even when it meant moving further away from agricultural lands. 

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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