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SDG 13: Climate Action

No more ‘blah blah blah.’ At COP26 in Glasgow, it’s time for rich nations like Canada to keep their promises and pay for climate adaptation

No more ‘blah blah blah.’ At COP26 in Glasgow, it’s time for rich nations like Canada to keep their promises and pay for climate adaptation

By Adjunct Prof Bruce Campbel This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and non-profit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. The time has come for Canada and other rich nations to pony-up and pay for the devastation they have caused countries in the Global South. That means, for a

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Canada's key role at COP26

Canada's key role at COP26

Canada's key role at COP26 In interview with Prof Mark Winfield By Caryn Ceolin Posted Oct 31, 2021, 3:41PM EDT. Last Updated Oct 31, 2021, 5:06PM EDT. Summary World leaders are gathering in Glasgow for COP26 to confront what climate scientists warn is the disaster ahead. Experts want to see more ambitious national emissions reduction targets

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THE HEAT IS ON: WILL UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE FINALLY RESULT IN SERIOUS ACTION?

THE HEAT IS ON: WILL UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE FINALLY RESULT IN SERIOUS ACTION?

The 26th United Nations conference on climate change, also known as COP26, will be convening in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12. Everyone knows the climate catastrophe is dire, but what will it take for nations to take urgent action? BY RADHIKA DESAI Interview with Professor Emeritus Peter Victor Extinction Rebellion activists are seen

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Polar bear diet may indicate prey distribution changes due to climate shifts

Polar bear diet may indicate prey distribution changes due to climate shifts

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2021 – How are warming temperatures and a loss of sea ice affecting polar bears and their marine mammal prey in the Arctic? A York University-led research team used a novel approach to the question by monitoring what polar bears eat across Nunavut and where they are catching their prey. They found that

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COP26: 4 ways rich nations can keep promises to curb emissions and fund climate adaptation

COP26: 4 ways rich nations can keep promises to curb emissions and fund climate adaptation

Bruce Campbell, Adjunct professor, faculty of environmental and urban change, York University, Canada. The time has come for Canada and other rich nations to pony-up and pay for the devastation they have caused countries in the Global South. That means, for a start, providing far greater climate adaptation financing to low-income countries and plugging the

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York instructor Mark Terry’s new documentary to screen at COP26

York instructor Mark Terry’s new documentary to screen at COP26

York University contract faculty member Mark Terry’s new documentary film, The Changing Face of Iceland, will screen at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 4. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has selected The Changing Face of Iceland, the third instalment in Terry’s trilogy of polar documentaries focusing on the

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Election campaign featured big climate promises, but can the federal government deliver?

Election campaign featured big climate promises, but can the federal government deliver?

by Mark Winfield The outcome of the recent federal election — a Liberal minority dependent on the NDP or Bloc Québécois for support — has been widely seen as having a “Groundhog Day” aspect to it. It left the composition of Parliament very much as it was before, reinforcing questions about the necessity of the

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Tracking changes in permafrost thaw slumps between 2005 and 2017 on lakes in the Mackenzie Delta Uplands

Tracking changes in permafrost thaw slumps between 2005 and 2017 on lakes in the Mackenzie Delta Uplands

The Arctic is warming at more than double the global rate, increasing stress on landscapes and ecosystems. Permafrost, defined as ground that is continuously below 0°C for at least two consecutive years, is degrading rapidly in response to warming air temperatures and altered precipitation regimes, representing a formidable threat to the Arctic landscape.  Claire O’Hagan,

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