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SDG 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilization. The effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we act now. Goal 13 is about invoking climate action through education, innovation and adherence to climate commitments, to make the necessary changes to protect the planet. These changes also provide huge opportunities to modernize our infrastructure which will create new jobs and promote greater prosperity across the globe.

SDG 13: Climate Action

YORK RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON URGENCY OF CLIMATE CRISIS

When it comes to the climate crisis, we need to act now. That’s the message coming from York researchers who have been warning that the climate crisis is quickly becoming a health crisis. The call to action comes from researchers looking at topics ranging from Canada’s dwindling bumblebee population to emerging plant and insect species that carry dangerous viruses.
The urgent crisis is also being studied through the lens of climate change and its damage on living species in the north and south poles, the significant droughts and massive loss of crops in Africa, and more. Learn more here.

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York researchers studying adaptability of desert ecosystems to  climate change
Climate crisis and various views on its effects from York researchers