Steve Easterbook, director of the University of Toronto’s School of the Environment, said rationing “in some form or another” is inevitable because today’s solutions – such as the carbon tax and emissions trading schemes — don’t go far enough to adequately curb emissions. “But given the political battles over the federal carbon tax, it’s hard […]
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An international consortium of more than 11,000 scientists is backing a study with a dire warning: Earth is facing a climate emergency. The new study of how human activities have impacted the planet over the past four decades declares that harmful greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly rising, that governments are making insufficient progress in tackling the […]
We are looking for an assistant professor (tenure stream) in any area of data science related to climate and global environmental change. This is a joint position between the Department of Statistical Sciences and the School of the Environment. Find out more and apply here.
In an effort to make students aware of the wealth of similar sustainability-related opportunities on campus, the team of undergraduates and Robinson created three inventories of sustainability courses, projects, groups, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. They describe their work and results in a paper published in the open-access journal Sustainability, which recently received an international campus research award from the […]
Douglas Macdonald speaks to cost of Toronto becoming a net neutral emission city by the year 2050. “This is going to cost a lot of money, even just for the city’s own emissions, its own buildings, its own vehicle fleet, we’re going to have to spend quite a bit of money,” says Macdonald. Watch the […]