Companion animals in the climate crisis: How pet owners can reduce their environmental impacts
Pet ownership doesn’t have to be so tough on the planet, according to new UBC research. In this Q&A, Dr. Alexandra Protopopova shares why it’s important to make pet ownership sustainable, reduce waste, and more.
Aug 19, 2021
Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually
If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.
Dec 22, 2016
Drought, heat take toll on global crops
Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study published in Nature led by UBC and McGill University researchers.
Jan 6, 2016
Fish will have to find new habitats or perish if global warming is left unchecked
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.
Jul 2, 2015
Small Canadian communities not ready for climate change: study
Dramatic differences exist in how Canadian communities are preparing for the effects of climate change, a new study finds.
Feb 3, 2014
Climate change-related temperature swings leave insects vulnerable
Increasingly extreme swings in temperature may put some insects at higher risk than previously thought, a UBC-Yale study finds.
Jan 28, 2014
How extreme weather affects attitudes towards climate change
From a heat wave down under to a cold snap in North America, UBC’s Simon Donner on extreme weather.
Jan 16, 2014
What Canadian media are missing about climate change
Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?
Jun 6, 2013
Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather
A UBC study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.
Feb 5, 2013
Save your city!
UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Global warming will reduce populations of plant-eaters: UBC research
Rising world temperatures will cause most populations of herbivores – including plant-eating fish – to decline, according to a University of British Columbia biologist. That prediction resulted from updated mathematical […]
Oct 6, 2011