The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You've probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global warming, caused "mass migration" within the country from rural to urban areas, which in turn contributed to the 2011 uprising which then escalated into civil conflict.
A risky geoengineering plan could tackle global warming without reducing emissions.
(Phys.org)—Scientists looking at alternative approaches to staving off global warming have published two Perspective pieces in the journal Science. In the first, Ulrike Niemeier and Simone Tilmes with the Max Planck Institute and the...Show More Summary
Rising global temperatures are impacting not just peoples' physiological health but also society's health, according to "Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet," a book by a University at Buffalo professor.
NPR: Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning. Say, what could go wrong? Funny how media sites never propose shuttering their own air-conditioned server farms and broadcasting studios as an option — or notice that they’ve been playing the role of Chicken Little for half a century:
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Perverse Incentives as a Philosophy of Government ? California’s State Assembly just passed a bill providing an additional three billion in subsidies for electric vehicles most specifically Tesla. The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program. Show More Summary
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators: Republicans.
There is something appealing about the fact that while there was so much controversy and public debate about global warming and energy production, solar cell technology incrementally improved in the background, largely unnoticed, until it became an actual cost-effective option for energy production. There were no breakthroughs or big announcements, just a slow increase in […]
Global consumption of fossil fuels is causing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to rise to levels that threaten human and environmental sustainability. These gases warm the planet and negatively impact food production, water availability, ocean health, and coastal populations and infrastructure.
The developing nation is on track to meet its commitment under the Paris Accord. But India also needs bold new climate and energy policy and a new set of social and technical knowledge to make it happen.
Probably everyone has heard this argument, presented as objection against the findings of climate scientists on global warming: “The climate has always changed!” And it is true: climate has changed even before humans began to burn fossil fuels. So what can we conclude from that? A quick quiz Do you conclude… (1) that humans cannot […]
The intellectual origins of renewable energy and global warming had their beginnings during an ugly period of history.
Some remember the computing scare as a bad joke. But the collective, worldwide effort to prevent calamity could be a model for handling global warming.
A radical solution is being proposed by those promoting the theory that man is to blame for climate change. Their solution? Have fewer children. Humankind is where the problem lie…supposedly. Writing for The Washington Times (7/13/17), Valerie Richardson notes, “Those who want to get serious about tackling climate change should forget about recycling and have […]
CHARLIE MARTIN: Where Does Global Warming Come From? The essential measurement on which the climate change debate is based is the Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST). Conceptually, this is really pretty simple: you just put a thermometer on every point on the surface of the earth, take continuous readings for an entire year and then […]
The head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences considers Pope Francis' pronouncements on climate change to be magisterial.
Global asset manager Schroders has launched its own Climate Progress Dashboard which it has designed to provide investors "a unique insight" into the global progress towards limiting global warming to the 2°C target and the overall progress...Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa has found evidence that suggests the aardvark may face a large decrease in population as the planet heats up due to global warming. In their paper...Show More Summary
What's all this going to do to London's dinner party circuit?