Summer in October? What’s up with this gorgeous weather?

Entre Nous

Our cold, wet summer, punctuated by extreme weather events around the world, has given way to one of the warmest, most spectacular autumns in memory. So what’s going on? Are the topsy-turvy forecasts just further proof of climate change due to global warming? The Reporter spoke with Eyad Atallah from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences to find out.

Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat

Research

The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study.

Harnessing the butterfly effect

In Focus

New method could improve atmospheric forecasts over months, decades, and could explain “pause” in global warming.

Acting on climate change: Solutions from Canadian scholars

Entre Nous

Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.