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Winds hide Atlantic variability from Europe’s winters

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.

Published on : 15 Mar 2016

Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation

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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Published on : 21 Jul 2014

McGill Nonlinear Physics Professor and Climatologist Shaun Lovejoy: Global Warming is not a "Natural" Occurrence

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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Published on : 11 Jun 2014

New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

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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Published on : 10 Jun 2014

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

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.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2014

Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

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 Mailby 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.

Published on : 19 Mar 2014