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School climate strikes go global, with actions planned in 92 countries
Young people are preparing for a mass walkout of classes on Friday, to demand swift action from governments to safeguard their futures
popularism  climateChange  globalUnrest  generationGap 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Researchers have illustrated how a large-scale misinformation campaign has eroded public trust in climate science and stalled efforts to achieve meaningful policy, but also how an emerging field of research is providing new insights into this critical dyn
Nowhere has the impact of scientific misinformation been more profound than on the issue of climate change, where a well-funded network has coalesced around the goal of undercutting the legitimacy of climate science. But as a new paper illustrates, an emerging field of research is providing new insights into this critical dynamic.
informationWar  climateChange 
12 days ago by joeybaker
Out on its own: Australia the only country to use climate funding to upgrade coal-fired plants
Green finance experts say Australia is out of step with World Bank, Europe and the US, which are using funding to combat global warming
climateChange  corruption  governmentMalfeasance 
18 days ago by joeybaker
Stratocumulus clouds become unstable and break up when CO2 rises above 1,200 ppm. The collapse of cloud cover increases surface warming by 8 C globally. This change persists until CO2 levels drop below 500 ppm.
Stratocumulus cloud decks—which cool the Earth’s surface by shading it from sunlight, and are prevalent in the subtropics—break up into scattered clouds when CO2 levels rise above 1,200 ppm in large-eddy simulations that explicitly resolve cloud dynamics.
climateChange 
22 days ago by joeybaker
High IQs aren’t going to be enough to stop an ecological disaster. It’s going to take social intelligence, too, finds a new study. The findings could help identify why some groups better manage shared resources, such as water or fisheries, than others
High IQs aren’t going to be enough to stop an ecological disaster. It’s going to take social intelligence, too. That’s the conclusion of a new study co-authored by a University of Central Florida researcher and published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications. The findings could help identify why some groups better manage shared resources, such […]
cyclesOfHumanHistory  popularStupidity  climateChange  humanPsycology  governmentIncompetence 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Scientists have detected an enormous cavity growing beneath Antarctica
Antarctica is not in a good place. In the space of only decades, the continent has lost trillions of tonnes of ice at alarming rates we can’t keep up with, even in places we once thought were safe.
climateChange 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy
Germany, the world’s fourth biggest consumer of coal, aims to shut down all 84 of its coal-burning plants that produce 40% of the country’s electricity within the next 19 years in order to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.
climateChange  governmentIncompetence  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Extreme heatwave in Australia results in mass death of wild horses - the third major incident of mass animal deaths during recent record hot weather
A mass feral horse death at the base of a dry waterhole in Central Australia has been blamed on an extreme heatwave in the region.
climateChange 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Carbon capture system turns CO2 into electricity and hydrogen fuel: Inspired by the ocean's role as a natural carbon sink, researchers have developed a new system that absorbs CO2 and produces electricity and useable hydrogen fuel. The new device, a Hybri
Inspired by the ocean’s role as a natural carbon sink, researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Georgia Tech have developed a new system that absorbs CO2 and produces electricity and useable hydrogen fuel.
scienceAdvancement  climateChange  win 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pentagon Confirms Climate Change Is A National Security Threat, Contradicting Trump
The military walks a fine line between the White House’s official climate denialism and the stark realities of a warming planet.
trumpIncompetence  trumpPropaganda  trumpLies  climateChange 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Thousands of students skip school to march through Brussels streets pleading for stronger action against climate change.
Some 3,000 Flemish students, “Youth for Climate”, march through the streets of Brussels calling for stronger action against climate change. The demons...
climateChange  globalUnrest 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Brazil’s New President Moves to Kick Indigenous People off Their Land Just Hours After Taking Office
The war against Brazil’s indigenous people has begun. Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wasted no time his first two days in office, signing a decree Wednesday that hands over power to designate indigenous lands to the Ministry of Agriculture, a move that could have repercussions for the country’s 690 recognized territories in the Amazon rainforest.
authoritarianism  climateChange  casteingTheLowerClass 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought
Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis.
scienceAdvancement  climateChange 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pollution from US manufacturing has massively declined since 1990, despite increases in production. New study in the American Economic Review finds that it is primarily due to environmental regulation.
In the 1960s, there were worries that U.S. economic growth would lead to increasingly dangerous levels of pollution, and that by the year 2000, air pollution would make cities like Los Angeles and New York uninhabitable. Instead, U.S. air quality has improved dramatically since then. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the reduction in U.S. air pollution since 1990 prevented several hundred thousand premature deaths annually, so it is important to understand its causes. How do U.S. manufacturers produce more now, while polluting less?
climateChange  governmentIncompetence  win  corporateIndemnity 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump says he doesn't believe in climate change because 'air and water is at a record clean'
‘They talked about at some point the planets could have freeze to death,’ president claims
trumpStupidity  climateChange 
november 2018 by joeybaker
CO2 rises for the first time in four years
Global efforts to tackle climate are off track says the UN, as it sees a rise in CO2 after years of decline.
climateChange  governmentIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Stop Letting Republicans Lie on TV About Climate Science
Conservatives have been repeating the same handful of absurd talking points for years. Why aren’t reporters calling them out?
politicalLies  climateChange  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
White House admits Trump climate policies will cost Americans $500 billion a year
Trump team approves -- but tries to bury -- report finding inaction on climate policies will devastate the country.
trumpIncompetence  climateChange  governmentMalfeasance 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Purple bacteria can turn sewage into clean hydrogen energy while reducing carbon emissions from waste treatment.
The new method reduces carbon emissions and turns wastewater treatment plants into green generators. A significant downside to wastewater treatment plants is their carbon footprint. Now, researchers have found a way to reduce carbon emissions from sewage and produce hydrogen energy at the...
greenEconomy  climateChange  scienceAdvancement  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Scientists have found that coastal vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes may be the most effective habitats to mitigate carbon emissions. After examining 14 of the world’s most common ecosystems, coastal environments were found to b
After examining 14 of the world’s most common ecosystems, coastal environments were found to be the most effective at capturing carbon
Geographers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found that coastal vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes may be the most effective habitats to mitigate carbon emissions. Mangroves like this could have a significant role in the future by mitigating the carbon emissions of certain nations. (Photo: Pierre Taillardart)
The study, which was conducted by researchers from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, indicates that nations with large coastlines could expand these ecosystems to further counteract their fossil fuel emissions. These findings were published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters on 24 October 2018. With the recent Paris Agreement setting a target for all nations to become carbon neutral in the future, utilising these natural ecosystems could help to achieve this goal.
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scienceAdvancement  climateChange 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Al Gore calls Trump’s deregulation proposals ‘literally insane’
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore warns that climate change could be an “existential threat” and calls President Trump’s response an “outlier reaction.” In a wide-ranging interview, Judy Woodruff speaks with Gore about Hurricane Michael, President Trump, the UN Climate Change report out this week, and why he thinks Democrats will fare well in the midterm elections.
climateChange  trumpIncompetence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Malaysia government to stop palm oil expansion, keep 50% land as forest
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The government will not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations in the country, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said today. She also said the government is committed to maintaining 50 per cent of the land as forest, noting the loss of flora and fauna due to...
climateChange  win  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
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