There has never been a more urgent time to study climate change. Average Arctic temperatures have increased at nearly twice the global average in the past 100 years. The extent of Sea ice is also at its lowest levels since records were kept.  As temperatures rise and sea ice retreats, Canada’s north is already experiencing complex changes that could impact both wildlife survival and human health. On November 24th, SMCC partnered with Environment and Climate Change Canada for a webinar about vital research strategies already underway to help Canadian scientists monitor these changes and plan for them.

In this webinar, learn more about:

  • New weather patterns and warmer winters are bad news for caribou. But new technology that combines traditional knowledge with cutting edge scientific observations may help us protect them
  • Why Northern communities are playing such a key role in spotting emerging problems, including new diseases
  • The surprising reason why changes to polar bear behaviour is affecting sea birds and humans

Couldn’t make it to the webinar? You can listen back to the recording at your convenience.

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Dr. Grant Gilchrist. Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Mr. Jamal Shirley. Manager of Research Design, Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College

Dr. Christina Semeniuk.  Assistant Professor, University of Windsor

Dr. Cheryl Johnson. Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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