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A diverse panel of faculty, staff and students from the Faculty of Health joined for a lively discussion on how climate change impacts health and health care practices. Find out what students in Health say about how health can contribute to a more climate resilient future in our latest blog on from our co-op student, Fatima Patka.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, led by Climate Institute member Claude Duguay have developed new tools using machine learning models to identify lake ice conditions with unprecedented accuracy. These tools will significantly advance climate change monitoring and public safety. By processing satellite radar altimetry data, the algorithm can differentiate between open water, thin ice, growing ice, or melting ice with 94% accuracy.

Amy Hall, a Masters of Climate Change Student interested in nature-based solutions for climate change problems reflects on her experience attending COP 28 virtually. She explores themes of biodiversity and regenerative agriculture as key efforts needed to progress on global climate action goals.

Jose DiBella, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Geography and Environmental Management and Waterloo Climate Institute delegate attended COP28 in Dubai in-person and shares his reflections regarding the success of the proceedings. A sprawling venue and over-subscribed pass system presented barriers for delegates to collaborate, however, Jose DiBella shares that COP28 remains a key element in a transition to low-carbon future