• Rational Optimist: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Blasts Elon Musk-Style Fear-Mongering

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • BizJournal

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday blasted Elon Musk-style warnings against artificial intelligence (AI) as “pretty irresponsible.” Zuckerberg took various questions via a Facebook Live broadcast over the weekend that showed him in his Palo Alto backyard. While slow cooking a brisket, the CEO fielded a user’s question about the future of AI. Mark Zuckerberg “I watched a recent interview with Elon […]

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  • Scott Pruitt May Invite Former Obama Official To Lead A Climate ‘Red Team’

    • Date: 25/07/17
    • Hannah Northey, Science Magazine

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is considering a former official in President Barack Obama’s Energy Department to lead the agency’s debate on mainstream climate science, according to a former leader of the Trump administration’s EPA transition effort. Steve Koonin, a physicist and director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress at […]

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  • Trump Administration Lining Up Climate Change ‘Red Team’

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    The Trump administration is in the beginning stages of forming an adversarial “red team” to play devil’s advocate in a plan to debate the facts behind global warming and take on what skeptics call climate alarmism. The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency are recruiting scientists by enlisting the help of the Heartland Institute, […]

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  • New Study: Sea Level Rise Revised Downward

    • Date: 22/07/17
    • Roy Spencer

    A face-value reading of the two main studies together results in the conclusion that sea level rise since 1993 has been revised downward. If I had not looked past the headline of the press report on a new study, I would have just filed it under “It’s worse than we thought”. A new study in Nature reported […]

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  • How Capitalism Saved The Bees

    • Date: 20/07/17
    • Shawn Regan, Reason

    A decade after colony collapse disorder began, pollination entrepreneurs have staved off the beepocalypse. Photos: iStockPhoto; Illustration: Joanna Andreasson You’ve heard the story: Honeybees are disappearing. Beginning in 2006, beekeepers began reporting mysteriously large losses to their honeybee hives over the winter. The bees weren’t just dying—they were abandoning their hives altogether. The strange phenomenon, […]

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  • Cost Of Natural Disasters Declined In Recent Years: Munich Re

    • Date: 18/07/17
    • AFP

    Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Natural catastrophes worldwide were less devastating in the first half of 2017 than the average over the past 10 years, reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday, while highlighting the role of climate change in severe US storms. Some 3,200 people lost their lives to disasters between January and June, the German […]

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  • Will The Sun Put The Brakes On Global Warming?

    • Date: 16/07/17
    • Michael Guillen, Fox News

    The sun is like a teenager that cycles through mood swings – from dramatic to chill and back again – roughly every eleven years. But this time it’s different. It now appears the sun is heading for a rare, super-chill period that threatens to add some unexpected drama to today’s climate change discussion. For most […]

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  • Strong El Niño Caused 2015/16 Spike In CO2 Emissions, NOAA Reports

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • The New York Times

    Annual greenhouse gas emissions rose more quickly last year than they have in nearly three decades, an increase scientists attributed in part to a strong El Niño weather pattern, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported this week. The spike between 2015 and 2016 — the largest incremental increase in greenhouse gases since 1988 — was […]

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