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Rising sea levels - Florida 'climate refugees'

Florida’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change doesn’t seem at first blush to be a Canadian issue. But every year, some 3.5 million Canadians travel to the sunshine state. 67 more words


Antarctic glacial melt rate triples

“The mass loss of these glaciers is increasing at an amazing rate,” scientist Isabella Velicogna, a co-author of a published paper explaining the findings, said in a written statement. 80 more words


Fears for future generations

A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren. The survey of 2,020 people revealed 50 per cent of respondents are “extremely” or “definitely” concerned about a changing climate, and 78 per cent of those fear the kind of legacy it will leave for future generations. 55 more words


Shovelling snow can 'shock' your heart

Digging yourself out after a large snowfall can be “a shock to the system,” says Matthew Mayer, a senior specialist of research at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. 37 more words


Canada under pressure on environment

Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to take a more aggressive approach to curbing its greenhouse gas emissions, following a surprise announcement today of a climate change agreement between the world’s two largest polluters. 92 more words


When will China reverse its carbon emissions?

From Tyler Cowen, note the last  paragraph below, which I’ve bolded:

Fourth, if you look at the history of air pollution, countries clean up the most visible and also the most domestically dangerous problems first, and often decades before solving the tougher issues.

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