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Conservative Climate Panel Warns World Faces 'Breakdown Of Food Systems' And More Violent Conflict

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its second of four planned reports examining the state of climate science. This one summarizes what the scientific literature says about “Impacts, Adaptation, and ...

Climate change and conflict: Thank goodness the skeptics have not given up

Academics / Political Science : Chris Blattman's Blog

There are many reasons to fear climate change, but I am a great skeptic of the flurry of papers claiming that global warming will precipitate war and violence. This is a general concern with the whole warfare literature, where peopl...

How the Streetlight Effect keeps scientists in the dark

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

It seems that streetlights make not only a way to be wrong a scientific phenomenon, but a handy metaphor for being wrong about science in general. The Streetlight Effect is a bias in scientific research that costs time, money, and o...

Appeals Court Rules Sex Discrimination Includes Bias Against Transgender People

LGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"Discrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes or their transgender and transitioning status, is illegal."

Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity, according to a new study. The study refutes the notion that climate change will increase the frequency of civil war in Africa as a result of food s...


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