global warming

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Study reveals how wind patterns change along with sea-surface temperatures

Shifting winds may explain why long-term fluctuations in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures have no apparent influence on Europe’s wintertime temperatures. The findings, published in Nature Communications, could also have implications for how Europe’s climate will evolve amid global warming.

Classified as: global warming, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Nature Communications, Jaime Palter, shifting winds, ocean circulation, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies, Québec-Océan, atlantic ocean
Published on: 15 Mar 2016

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
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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
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Published on: 11 Jun 2014

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.

Classified as: global warming, Research, Earth and Planetary Sciences, climate change, Jeffrey McKenzie, permafrost, Alaska, Arctic, Twelvemile Lake
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Published on: 10 Jun 2014

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

Classified as: global warming, Sustainability, climate dynamics
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Published on: 15 Apr 2014

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mail
by Tu Thanh Ha

French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Classified as: environment, global warming, office of sustainability, mcgill research, pathogens
Published on: 19 Mar 2014