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Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

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UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 - Experts

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:56

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:47

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."

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McGill expert: Record high for greenhouse gases

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:30

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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity
Fri, 2014-08-29 10:23

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016.

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Contact: Prof. Thomas Gleeson
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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 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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