Highlights/climate change

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

G20 not meeting Paris climate change targets

A coalition of climate groups says industrialized and emerging nations of the G20 must cut emissions by about half by 2030 in order to meet the targets set at the Paris conference in 2015. Climate Transparency has issued a report» 

Environment

Increasing ocean acidification ushering in an era of uncertainty for Arctic, says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  If left unchecked, acidification levels in the Arctic Ocean will have significant consequences for northern communities as well as the rest of the globe says a report released» 

Environment

Oceans warming faster than was thought, warn scientists

A new study suggests the world’s oceans have absorbed 60 per cent more heat than was previously estimated by climate change scientists. This means it could be much more difficult to keep global warming below the recommended 1.5 C relative» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Dire predictions of species collapse and extinction

A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) study paints a very alarming picture of the state of nature worldwide. The report just out is called “The Living Planet Report 2018”. It notes that on average there has been an overall decline of» 

Environment, International

Canada supports African women in climate talks

The governments of Canada and France are holding a training workshop on climate negotiations for 15 French-speaking negotiators on climate change from sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop takes place in Dakar, Senegal from October 22 to 25, 2018. The goal is» 

Environment, International, Society

Disaster costs increasing worldwide: UN

A United Nations report found that between 1998 and 2017, disasters cost affected countries $2.245 billion US and 77 per cent of that was climate-related. Overall reported losses from extreme weather events rose by 151 per cent between that period» 

Environment, Society

Songbirds in trouble over climate change, habitat loss

A new report suggest North America’s boreal songbirds face a serious threat of decline and even extirpation in some areas. The report says climate change is driving species further and further north,  and “refugia” corridors of natural forest are needed» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic sea ice retreat 2018

Not a record low, but nearly. The Arctic ice is reported to have reached its annual minimum for the summer season. In a preliminary report, NASA and the US-National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that on September 28, Arctic» 

Environment, International

Antarctic ocean: Warming rapidly and “freshening”.

Newly published research by Canadian scientists show a rapidly warming southern Antarctic Ocean. Melting ice and increasing rainfall are also contributing to decreasing salinity, or “freshening” of the southern ocean Neil Swart (PhD) research scientist from Environment and Climate Change» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Permafrost thaw: more CO2 than previously thought?

It is well-known that CO2 is one of the so-called “greenhouse gas” and a significant contributor to global warming and subsequent climate change. University of Alberta researchers have found that in the western Canadian Arctic more CO2 may be released»