The Australian wildfire anomaly

Published: 30 January 2020

Every year, patches of Australian forests are consumed by fire, an ecologically necessary process that releases soil nutrients and stimulates plant growth. When the fire season is exacerbated by...

A new look at wave dissipation in sea ice

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McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

Published: 28 November 2017

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), released today.

Why are the leaves on Montreal's trees so green in October?

Published: 4 October 2017

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says. According to Jim Fyles, a forest ecology professor and director of the Morgan Arboretum,...

Expert: Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Published: 12 July 2017

"One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up." (CBC)

Experts: National Climate Strategy

Published: 29 February 2016

“With the wind at his back from Paris and a fresh mandate from Canadians, Mr. Trudeau meets provincial and territorial leaders in Vancouver this week to pursue a national climate strategy.” (The...

Harnessing the butterfly effect

Published: 18 August 2015

The atmosphere is so unstable that a butterfly flapping its wings can, famously, change the course of weather patterns. The celebrated “butterfly effect” also means that the reliability of weather...

Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation

Published: 21 July 2014

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,...

Macroweather is what you expect

Published: 26 February 2013

While short-term weather is notoriously volatile, climate is thought to represent a kind of average weather pattern over a long period of time. This dichotomy provides the analytical framework for...

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