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Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:23

International Business Times | July 22, 2014

By: Jayalakshmi K

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions - this has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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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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McGill expert: Ice sheet collapse in West Antarctica

Tue, 2014-05-13 14:15

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Climate change is bad for Inuit health, research group says

Thu, 2014-05-01 22:45

McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies

Published on April 28, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online
by David Murphy

Inuit are vulnerable to climate change, and it’s time for new policy to adapt, a group of researchers says in a new report

That’s the message from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, led by James Ford of McGill University, who released a paper April 24 about the need for better adaption strategies, especially in health, for Inuit.

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McGill experts: April 22, Earth Day

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:00

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Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas.

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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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