Tag Archives: climate change

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.

York U scholars call for Paris Agreement-style global accord to combat the emergence of ‘superbugs’

New paper in the American Journal of Public Health says the world urgently needs a co-ordinated response to antimicrobial resistance TORONTO, March 23, 2022 — In December 2021, as the world prepared to enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 194 member countries at the World Health Organization unanimously agreed to pursue a global agreement […]

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought

York University researchers find meteorology played an important and unaccounted role TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 – Observational data shows air pollution in India decreased drastically in the first COVID-19 lockdown when emissions from vehicles naturally declined, but York University researchers say those numbers only tell part of the story – blue skies and an absence […]

Can COP26 deliver on the promise to tackle climate change?

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2021 – Can the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) change the current trajectory of an increasingly warm planet? With COP26 coming up, several York University experts are available to weigh in on what needs to be done and whether there is a will to do it.

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.