climate change

Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’ according to new modelling

Published: 6Feb2019

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century. In part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and...

The importance of ‘edge populations’ to biodiversity

Published: 17Dec2018

More than two-thirds of Canada’s biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country’s borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much...

Experts: COP24 UN Climate Change Conference

Published: 4Dec2018

Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Analyzing extreme weather and climate: a new statistical tool

Published: 23Aug2018

Due to processes occurring over vast ranges of scale, from fast to slow and from small to large, extreme weather and climate events aren’t as rare as scientists have thought – and that could...

New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise

Published: 15May2018

A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century – but also indicates that, in many regions,...

Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms

Published: 15May2018

A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes...

HINDU | ‘Holistic policy needed to promote small millets’

Published: 16Feb2018

Vijaya Raghavan, Professor, McGill University, which is one of the collaborators of the project, said that promoting the consumption of small millets was not only key for addressing malnutrition...

As climate warms, mice morph

Published: 27Nov2017

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example...

Statistical tool reveals climate change impacts on plants

Published: 6Nov2017

Early flowering, early fruiting: Anecdotal evidence of climate change is popping up as quickly as spring crocuses, but is it coincidence or confirmation that plants’ timing is shifting in response...

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