In generations past, most water operators gained employment straight out of high school; however, these days, operators are required to have a strong foundation in science, engineering, and technology.

Classified as: environment, Sustainability, water, hydrology, climate, Natural Resource, water resource management
Published on: 8 Dec 2016

Much of the influence on climate from air pollution in East Asia is driven by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to research co-led by McGill University atmospheric scientist Yi Huang.

In a paper published online this week in Nature Geoscience, Huang and colleagues from China, the U.S. and U.K. report that international trade shifts the climate impacts of aerosols -- solid or liquid particles suspended in air -- from net consuming countries to net producing countries.

Classified as: Asia, Trade, climate change, developing countries, Nature Geoscience, climate, emissions, Greenhouse gases, aerosols, forcing, Yi Huang, developed countries
Published on: 6 Sep 2016

McGill Newsroom

24-year study of spring emergence of Fowler’s Toads creates model for predicting climate-change effects

The ability to predict when toads come out of hibernation in southern Canada could provide valuable insights into the future effects of climate change on a range of animals and plants.

Classified as: climate change, amphibians, climate, science and technology, toads, hibernation, David M. Green
Published on: 19 Jul 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 Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Canada, Strategy, climate change, Dror Etzion, climate, catherine potvin, James Ford, Vancouver, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, guillaume lord, paris, national, lea berrang-ford
Published on: 29 Feb 2016


The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

Classified as: climate change, Dror Etzion, climate, catherine potvin, James Ford, Jeffrey McKenzie, Shaun Lovejoy, elena bennett, Bruno Tremblay, Sébastien Jodoin, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, christopher green, guillaume lord, marianne falardeau-côté
Published on: 27 Nov 2015

A McGill University-led group of researchers (TRAC3) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process.

Classified as: McGill University, climate change, climate, TRAC3, Nature Climate Change, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Alexandra Lesnikowski, food & sustainability, science & technology
Published on: 9 Nov 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 forecasts drops sharply beyond 10 days.

Classified as: climate change, climate, weather, Shaun Lovejoy, Weather forecast, climate & global modelling, climate change pause
Published on: 18 Aug 2015

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called “macroweather,” has been used to describe the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

Classified as: physics, climate, lovejoy, macroweather, weather, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, atmosphere, Muller
Published on: 13 Nov 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, according to research by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

Classified as: global warming, climate change, climate, lovejoy, carbon dioxide, cooling, fluctuation, Geophysical Research Letters, greenhouse gas, pause
Published on: 21 Jul 2014

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.”

Classified as: global warming, climate change, climate, Shaun Lovejoy
Published on: 11 Jun 2014

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer.

Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Bill Brownstein

Classified as: Sustainability, climate, Green Spaces, Indoor Plants
Published on: 6 Jun 2014

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 scientific thinking about atmospheric variability, including climate change.

Classified as: physics, climate, eos, lovejoy, macroweather, weather
Published on: 26 Feb 2013