Climate

New Research Casts Doubt on Theory That Volcanoes Caused Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have new evidence in their quest to settle the longstanding debate about whether it was a gigantic meteorite or massive volcanic eruptions that triggered the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. A curious thing about the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction is that two apocalyptic-scale events happened at roughly the same time. Some 66…

Climate change: Citizens’ jury prepares to tackle climate change

Image copyright AFP Should aviation be taxed more? Should SUVs be banned? Should wind power be subsidised by taxpayers?These are some of the climate change-related questions to be pondered by a new “citizens’ jury”, to be composed of 110 members of the public.The panel has been selected to represent key sectors of society and a…

Temps to plunge to

The City of Toronto has issued its second extreme cold weather alert of 2020, with temperatures expected to fall to -12 C overnight without wind chill. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen De Villa ordered the alert as temperatures will fall to – 12 C overnight and as low as – 7 C during…

Australia’s fires will get worse before they get better

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Economists explore the consequences of steering technological progress

SINCE THE ancient Greeks, at least, people have recognised that civilisational progress tends to create havoc as well as opportunity. Economists have had little time for such concerns. To them, technological progress is the wellspring of long-run growth, and the only interesting question is how best to coax more innovation out of the system. But…

The 2010s Were the Hottest Decade–The 2020s Will Top Them

Global temperatures will continue to rise over the next decade and will reach a critical milestone in the 2030s, two of the U.S. government’s leading climate scientists said yesterday. Climate change that made the 2010s the hottest decade in recorded history will persist unabated in the 2020s, and by 2035 will reach a critical level…

A War Fueled By Global Warming

The problem is not, as often described, a shrinking of the lake. Rather, it is the unpredictable weather. A study conducted by the Berlin-based think tank Adelphi on behalf of the German and Dutch foreign ministries has concluded that, while the surface area of Lake Chad may fluctuate seasonally, it’s size has in fact remained…

YouTube Has Been ‘Actively Promoting’ Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report

YouTube has been “actively promoting” videos containing misinformation about climate change, a report released Thursday by campaign group Avaaz claims, despite recent policy changes by the platform intended to drive users away from harmful content and conspiracy theories.Avaaz examined 5,537 videos retrieved by the search terms “climate change,” global warming” and “climate manipulation,” and then…

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