Category Archives: climate change

The environmental impact of academic travel

This article was written for theconversation.com by Julie Talbot, associate professor in geography, University of Montreal and Julien Arsenault, Ph.D. candidate, geography, University of Montreal. It has been republished in full under a Creative Commons license. Header image courtesy: Unsplash. A recent article on air travel in the journal Science has caused some turbulence in the academic community. In it,

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We have too many power plants to keep climate change warming below 1.5C

In an effort to combat climate change, the Paris climate accord recommends keeping global temperature increases below 1.5˚C — but a new study reveals we’re likely to blow past that number, even if we stopped building power plants, factories, home appliances, and vehicles today. In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers say we’ve already built too many fossil-fuel-reliant factories and cars to

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