• Matt Ridley: My Speech On The Bee Population Scare

    • Date: 20/06/18

    Viscount Ridley’s speech in the House of Lords on the Bee Population Scare, 19 June 2018 My Lords, like others, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Bloomfield on securing this debate and join her in paying tribute to the Hymenoptera and other pollinators. I declare my interest as the owner of a farm. Actually, this […]

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  • Peter Ridd Sacking: Can Universities Lawfully Bully Academics into Silence?

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • Jennifer Marohasy

    Dr Peter Ridd has taken James Cook University to court protesting his sacking for what he says is, primarily, speaking-out about the lack of quality assurance in Great Barrier Reef science. Dr Ridd spoke out initially about there being no quality assurance of Great Barrier Reef science – science that is arguably misused to secure […]

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  • Antarctica Not Losing Ice, NASA Researcher Finds

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally says his new study will show, once again, the eastern Antarctic ice sheet is gaining enough ice to offset losses in the west. Is Antarctica melting or is it gaining ice? A recent paper claims Antarctica’s net ice loss has dramatically increased in recent years, but forthcoming research will challenge that […]

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  • Antarctica’s Ice May Be More Durable Than We Thought

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics

    A study found that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has survived higher temperatures than we’ve created. One of the biggest potential dangers of increasing climate change is sea level rise caused by the melting of the polar ice caps. As our planet heats up, large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will melt, potentially triggering several […]

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  • New Study Confirms Corals Adapt To Ocean Acidification

    • Date: 09/06/18
    • Eurekalert

    A process that changes the regulation of genes could help corals acclimatize to the impacts of global warming. Colonies of the smooth cauliflower coral, Stylophora pistillata, were placed in seawater aquariums with varying acidity levels for two years. Cells commonly control gene expression by adding a methyl group to part of the DNA, changing how the […]

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  • Notable & Quotable: Academic Groupthink

    • Date: 08/06/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    ‘He expected everyone else in his department would sign it, so it would look really bad if he didn’t.’ From “Can Things Be Both Popular and Silenced?” by Scott Alexander at SlateStarCodex.com, May 23: Here is a story I heard from a friend, which I will alter slightly to protect the innocent. A prestigious psychology […]

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  • Carbon Dating Accuracy Called Into Question After Major Flaw Discovery

    • Date: 07/06/18
    • Colm Gorey, Silicon Republic

    Though one of the most essential tools for determining an ancient object’s age, carbon dating might not be as accurate as we once thought. When news is announced on the discovery of an archaeological find, we often hear about how the age of the sample was determined using radiocarbon dating, otherwise simply known as carbon […]

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  • New Study: Ancient Greenland Was Much Warmer Than Previously Thought

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • Northwestern University

    Discovery helps researchers understand how Greenland’s ice sheet responds to warming A tiny clue found in ancient sediment has unlocked big secrets about Greenland’s past and future climate. Just beyond the northwest edge of the vast Greenland Ice Sheet, Northwestern University researchers have discovered lake mud that beat tough odds by surviving the last ice […]

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