Tag Archives: Emissions

Oceans will determine if we sink or swim when it comes to achieving our climate goals

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The world’s oceans suck up a huge chunk of human-caused emissions, but their role in mitigation strategies and targets is largely absent from critical negotiations underway at the UN climate conference in Glasgow, Canadian scientist Anya Waite says. 

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A Climate Scientist talks about the good news that came out of COP 26

Dr Simon Donner is an interdisciplinary climate scientist at the University of British Columbia. He studies some of the areas where the rise in global temperatures is most evident: ocean warming, sea-level rise; climate change adaptation in the developing world and coral reefs. Given that work, Donner admits he is “probably a weird person to sound optimistic,” but he is encouraged about the good news from COP 26. 

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Young med students want to learn more about planetary health

By Morgan Sharp, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While floods and other extreme weather events take up most of the popular attention on climate change’s health impacts, some medical students want to learn, and in turn teach, that it goes much further than that.

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COP 26: Time is running out!

As the world prepares for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to open in Glasgow, on October 31st, it is also absorbing the news that no matter what we do global temperatures will continue to rise until 2050.

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When it comes to climate, SFU students have had enough ‘bold claims and buzzwords’

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Students at Simon Fraser University are threatening the school with a hunger strike until it commits to a full divestment of fossil fuels by 2025.

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