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Seth Klein
But what early climate signals can be found in B.C. Premier David Eby's new cabinet and their mandate letters? asks Seth Klein. Photo via Province of British Columbia/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dec. 13, 2022

The past few years have hit most British Columbians hard — from COVID-19 to floods and fires to the escalating cost of living. The new premier has hit the ground running, delivering an ambitious string of initiatives in his first weeks.

Robert Hunziker
Photograph Source: Gary Bembridge – CC BY 2.0

Dec. 9. 2022

Refreezing the Arctic sounds like a crazed impossible idea, but a knowledgeable group of scientists believe it has the potential to be the best most efficient quickest way to reduce manifold risks of a climate system that’s already in shaky condition.

Arctic Sea Ice Forum - Just Have a Think

Sept. 2022

This is being passed on to you via Arctic Sea Ice Forum, What’s New in the Arctic.  The forum is a place where scientists studying the arctic get to compare notes.  There’s an enormous amount of information there and the scientists report on all the new papers, discussions, technology, etc concerning the Arctic.  In the link above, the commentary was: “Another brilliant comprehensive survey of what's going on in the Arctic and in Grønland in the series "Just have a Think". 

Stewart Phillip, Peter McCartney, Seth Klein, Tracey Saxby, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kiki Wood, Jens Wieting
LNG Canada site construction activities in Kitimat in September. jpg



Website editor: Indigenous leader and many prominent BC environmental non-governmental organizations speaking together here.  Good to see.

Dec. 2, 2022

Matt Simon
If we burn less gas, oil and coal, we’ll stop loading the sky with planet-warming carbon, but we’ll also load it with fewer planet-cooling aerosols. Photo by Roy Luck/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Dec. 1, 2022

This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Daniel Tanuro
The River Rhine running dry

Nov. 11, 2022

November 11, 2022  

Global warming, extreme severity of drought in Europe, heatwaves, snowball effect (or cascading reactions) among all these crisis factors… Risk of sudden changes in ocean circulation with incalculable consequences… This article addresses three points: the explanation of this incontestable observation, the possible evolution, and the policies to be implemented.

Jon Queally
A local reacts to watching a wildfire advancing in Orjais, Covilha council in central Portugal, on August 16, 2022. (Photo: Patricia De Melo Moreira/ AFP via Getty Images)

Nov. 6, 2022

New WMO report released on first day of UN climate summit that the last eight years are the eight hottest on record.

A new report by the World Meteorological Organization released Sunday shows that the last eight years are on track to be the hottest on record and warns still soaring emissions means humanity's hopes to hit global temperature targets in the coming decades may not be achievable.

Brett Wilkins
A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, North Dakota. (Photo: Andrew Burton via Getty Images)

Oct. 27, 2022

"The brutal truth is here for everyone to see," said one researcher in response to record CO2, methane, and N2O atmospheric concentrations. "Far from emissions being brought under control, they are actually accelerating."

Scientists and activists expressed shock and the need for urgent climate action Wednesday as the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization revealed that atmospheric levels of the three main greenhouse gases fueling catastrophic global heating all hit record highs in 2021.

Timothy M. Lenton, Johan Rockström, Owen Gaffney, Stefan Rahmstorf, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen & Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
An aeroplane flies over a glacier in the Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska. Credit: Frans Lanting/Nat Geo Image Collection

Nov. 27, 2019 |Correction Apr. 9, 2020

Linda Geddes
A glacier undergoing submarine melting in south-west Greenland. Photograph: Donald Slater/University of Edinburgh/PA

Oct. 19, 2022

Analysis of Arctic lake suggests viruses and bacteria locked in ice could reawaken and infect wildlife

The next pandemic may come not from bats or birds but from matter in melting ice, according to new data.

Genetic analysis of soil and lake sediments from Lake Hazen, the largest high Arctic freshwater lake in the world, suggests the risk of viral spillover – where a virus infects a new host for the first time – may be higher close to melting glaciers.


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