• 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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  • Climate Change May Increase, Not Decrease Arable Land: Study

    • Date: 29/05/18
    • Press Trust of India

    Climate change could expand the agricultural feasibility of the global boreal region by 44 per cent by the end of the century, according to a study. However, the scientists warn that the same climate trends that would increase land suitable for crop growth in that area could significantly change the global climatic water balance – […]

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  • New Study: Urbanization Bias Makes China’s Early Warm Period Colder And Recent Warm Period Warmer

    • Date: 29/05/18
    • Willie Wei-Hock Soon et al., Earth-Science Reviews, Available, May 2018 a,

    Comparing the current and early 20th century warm periods in China Abstract: Most estimates of Chinese regional Surface Air Temperatures since the late-19th century have identified two relatively warm periods – 1920s–40s and 1990s–present. However, there is considerable debate over how the two periods compare to each other. Some argue the current warm period is […]

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  • Environmentalist Sounds Alarm On Coming Wave Of Toxic Solar Panel Waste

    • Date: 25/05/18
    • The Daily Caller

    A leading activist has raised concerns over the ecological impact of solar panels — a renewable energy technology widely considered to be harmless to the environment. Michael Shellenberger — the president of Environmental Progress, a nonprofit organization working to promote clean energy — detailed the real life impacts of discarded solar installation. Solar technology typically […]

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