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IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Arrives

Last month (September 23-27, 2013), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met in Stockholm, Sweden, to finalize the first part of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The latest report is a result of four years of work by a total of 831 authors and review editors, from different countries.  AR5 presents scientific evidence for climate change and its causes, assesses the influence of human activity on the climate system, and looks at projections of future climate change. The report builds on past IPCC reports, dating back to 1988, but is updated with scientific literature published since 2007 (the year of the last IPCC report, AR4).

Please visit our Current Events page for our full story.
For more information visit the IPCC website.

See us at Campus Sustainability Day

MCCC will be participating once again this year in the event organized by the Sustainability Office - the Campus Sustainability Day, which celebrates advancements made towards developing a culture of sustainability at McMaster.  We will have a booth set up at the Event, where you can come and learn more about our recent activities, including the launch of Learn-CC.

See you there on Thursday October the 17th, 2013 in MUSC Atrium.

Welcome to our new Interns! 2013-2014 High school Outreach Begins!

We are happy to welcome our 2013-2014 high school outreach interns that have started with MCCC this week:  Natasha Pardhan, Tianwen Zhou, and Arthur Szybalski.  All three are SGES undergraduate students, who were selected to help us coordinate and organize this year's high school outreach program.

This year we plan to visit up to 8 local high schools to bring awareness about climate change related research and community initiatives to the youth in Hamilton. Welcome to our team!

Map Hamilton Climate Change

 LEARN-CC is now online!

Climate change is too often thought of as an impending catastrophe that the average person can do nothing about.  Sure, the temperature is rising, but what can I do about it, and why should I care?

The Local Education and Action Resource Network on Climate Change (LEARN-CC) is now online and needs your submissions.

Visit mapclimatechange.ca today and report an action you are taking or an impact you have noticed.

Go to the maps and slideshow pages to see some of the amazing projects that are already taking place.

Help us put climate change on the map!

The End of Another Year

Flux towerAs summer is quickly approaching here in Hamilton, the 2011-2012 academic year is quickly coming to an end.

For the Centre, this has been another year of work towards excellence in research and outreach, as we continue to expand our various initiatives and projects both on campus and beyond.

Our researchers have been working in a variety of areas that relate to climate, and being involved in multiple collaborative research efforts, produced a number of publications throughout the year.  Along with these efforts, some of our researchers received further funding for both ongoing and new research projects.Engaging directly with numerous graduate students, the Centre also involved itself with a number of initiatives both at McMaster and beyond, sponsoring a number of academic lectures in 2011 while also participating in (and co-hosting) conferences, workshops, and dialogues with like-minded academic groups.

Building upon our academic initiatives, the Centre continued to engage with the public in a number of ways, promoting education and awareness regarding climate change.  Highlights of our outreach activities included “Climate Day” in May 2011, when 80 high school students visited campus to learn about climate change, and Dr. David Phillips’ public lecture in October 2011, which drew a large crowd and gained local media coverage.

In the early months of 2012, the Centre also engaged in a new and exciting high school outreach initiative.  In partnership with the McMaster Office of Sustainability, the Centre began the development of an undergraduate internship program aimed at creating a curriculum-based climate and sustainability presentation for local high school students.  The inaugural program was received well by students and teachers at Sir John A. MacDonald and Parkside Secondary Schools, and we hope to continue developing the program in the future.

Over the course of the summer we will be working on developing plans for the 2012-2013 year, and look forward to some engaging speakers and new research initiatives that will be updated as September 2012 nears.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster Centre for Climate Change 
Burke Sciences Building, Room 323
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.23313 

Email Inquiries:
climate@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

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