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The Global Retreat of Mountain Glaciers

The ECOreport reposts a story showing the impact of rising temperatures: The Global Retreat of Mountain Glaciers

Originally Published on UW Today

By Hannah Hickey

Mountain glaciers have long been a favorite poster child of climate change. The near-global retreat of glaciers of the last century provides some of the most iconic imagery for communicating the reality of human-driven climate change.

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Can Canada Build More Pipelines? Or LNG Facilities?

The ECOreport asked scientists, environmentalists, politicians and spokespersons from the Governments of Alberta, BC and Canada: If we want to limit climate change, can Canada build more pipelines?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In a recent interview with the ECOreport, Simon Fraser University Climate Scientist Dr, Kirsten Zickfeld described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding the oil sands and building new pipelines as “delusional.” There is only a finite amount of carbon we can release into the atmosphere and if we hope keep the global temperature rise to 2 degrees C. We are already close to 1.5 degrees and may pass that threshold this year. Even if we do not build any new fossil fuel infrastructure, Canada will exhaust “its’ fair share” of carbon emissions by 2030. These were quite strong statements, so I asked a couple of other scientists – as well as environmentalists, politicians and government spokespersons – Can Canada build more pipelines? Or LNG facilities?
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Greenland Is Less Vulnerable to Climate Change

The ECOreport reposts how satellite images & computer model show that despite dramatic increases in ice melt, Greenland Is Less Vulnerable to Climate Change than in previous decades

Originally Published on University of Sheffield News

Parts of Greenland’s ice sheet have been found to be less vulnerable to climate warming than was previously thought – a discovery that could have a small but beneficial impact on sea level forecasts.

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