IPCC: Denying the Reality of Climate Change

By Stephanie Lepage General Science subject editor Sunday marks the release of the Summary for Policymakers of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), written by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is an international panel of scientists, backed by the UN and charged with assessing the current state of climate change and climate […]

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IPCC reports: between the street and the policy-makers

by Pascal Lapointe & Karine Morin Science Policy subject editors In September, the people’s climate march became New York City’s biggest political event in recent times. Why the need for a “people’s” march in the first place? Because of a feeling that something is wrong, not only in policy circles, but also in environmental circles […]

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Climate change and the northward spread of infectious diseases

by Hannah Hoag and Kasra Hassani Medicine and Veterinary Science subject editors What emerging infectious disease are you most worried about? You may think that here in Canada we’re far from the threat of infectious diseases that originate in warm southern climes, but climate change could bring that threat into our backyard. Last month, at […]

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