Nonlinear measurements might be expected to confound, but do they belong in a statistical model hierarchy?

– By Rick Danielson Jr –

A statistician and physicist were discussing an experiment over a pot of tea, when this hypothetical exchange occurred: “I know we are working in the right units, but do you think that some of our measurements are nonlinear?” Puzzled, the physicist took a sip before responding, “Are you saying that individual measurements could be nonlinear? Is that a thing?”

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First-ever Weather and Water Project WET Workshop

– By CWRA Project WET Canada –

The first joint CWRA Project WET Canada and Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) activity was a one-day workshop cohosted for the Association of Science Teachers Conference in Halifax in October 2021. The Project WET 2.0 workshop was led by Lizabeth Nicholls and Maxine Koskie from CWRA Project WET with involvement from three CMOS National Executive and Council members who live in Halifax: Jim Abraham, Serge Desjardins, and Aldona Wiacek.

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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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plastic pollution on a beach

Why Canada Urgently Needs to Support a Global Plastic Treaty

– By Tom Gammage –

Plastic pollution is widely recognised as one of the most salient environmental and human health crises of the modern time. From extraction of the fossil fuels used to produce it to its manufacture, use, and end of life disposal, the lifecycle of plastic severely impacts every level of biological organisation – from genes to ecosystems.

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A Message from the CMOS President, Spring 2021

– By Marek Stastna –

As I sit down to write my comments, it seems that the Southern Ontario spring has finally sprung. Outside of my bedroom/office windows, the grass is green, the odd tree has buds and bird song can be heard from very early in the morning.

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