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York U scholars map carbon dioxide glaciers and use modelling to show they are flowing at Mars’ south pole

Groundbreaking study solves a longstanding mystery about the composition of Mars’ famous polar formations TORONTO, April 26, 2022 — Scientists have long known that a large expanse of ice at Mars’ south pole contains a mix of frozen water and carbon dioxide. But only in recent years have they started to discover just how much ice […]

Earth Day experts: climate risks and what people can do before it’s too late?

TORONTO, April 20, 2022 – This year’s Earth Day follows the publication of three reports by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which highlight the need for governments, businesses and communities to make changes now before it’s too late.

Deep cuts to greenhouse gases necessary to keep global warming to 1.5 C

TORONTO, April 4, 2022 – Deep cuts to global greenhouse gases are imperative to mitigate climate change and keep global warming to 1.5 C, says a report released today by Working Group III of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). York University Professor Patricia Perkins of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is a lead author of a new chapter in the report (Chapter 5) which tackles the social aspects of mitigation.