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Listening to Narwhal

– By Kristin Westdal –

Mittimatalik (formerly Pond Inlet) is a small hamlet on the north end of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and glaciers, the community sits on the shores of beautiful Eclipse Sound. These waters are a biological hot spot, teeming with marine life, including the world’s largest population of narwhal each summer. To protect this habitat, Canada established the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area.

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Why 400+ academics wrote to the Finance Minster

– By Haley Alcock following an interview with Dr. Christina Hoicka –

On January 19, 2022, in an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland 400+ academics and researchers urged the federal government not to introduce a proposed tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). Insisting that the tax credit would constitute a new fossil fuel subsidy, these academics made clear that research and science has an important role to play in pointing out discrepancies within the nuance of governmental climate policy.

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As climate science researchers and educators, we need to do more for our students than just teach them about their dismal futures

– By Dr. Heather Short –

I resigned from my tenured position teaching climate science at a small college in August of this year. It wasn’t to take a better job offer, or to use as a bargaining chip for better pay; it was an act of conscientious objection to an educational system that is preparing students for a future that will not exist. Students are climate-crisis-fatigued, angry, confused, hopeless, and often in denial because the world outside of the classroom is in denial.

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CMOS Bulletin Solidarity Statement with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

The CMOS Bulletin stands in solidarity with members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation as they peacefully defend their unceded territories in the face of militarized police action, raids and arrests by armed RCMP officers. As a science communications platform that exists for the advancement of climatology, meteorology and oceanography in a time of climate emergency, the Bulletin understands our specific responsibility to support Indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect their lands, waters and peoples against the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.

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