Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather

Feb. 5, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

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Players take the role of the mayor of Future Delta, racing to stave off flooding before the city runs out of energy.

Save your city!

Nov. 1, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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Zooplankton. Photo by David Xiao Song.

Global warming will reduce populations of plant-eaters: UBC research

Oct. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

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 models that integrate fundamental biological effects of temperature with the way herbivores and plants interact. These models were combined with data from experiments using “mini-ecosystems” [...]

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