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Top GOP Pollster Finds Overwhelming Support for Carbon Tax by Millennial Republicans

“This is the first time we’ve polled a climate plan that has real positive appeal across Republicans and Democrats.” A new survey finds Republicans under 40 support a carbon tax 7-to-1.  And a remarkable 85% of Republican millennials are concerned…

In the Warming Arctic, a Promising Solution to Climate Change

Arctic sea ice is highly reflective; the oldest ice boomerangs 80 percent of solar radiation back into space.  (Scientists say it has “high albedo.”)  As it melts, that reflective shield gives way to exposed ocean surface, which absorbs and traps…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #21

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #21 New research, May 13-19, 2019 Introducing a new citizens initiative for carbon pricing in Europe Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen…

Charging On Without A Plan In The UK

The UK government, like the eccentric Don Quixote, is charging on without a rational plan for charging infrastructure. What has been required since 2010 when the first viable EVs started to emerge is a central government plan and policy for charging infrastructure. In the absence of any such planning, charging points of all kinds have sprung up like weeds in a neglected garden, with no specifications for siting, for access, or for payment

Climate change visualized: How Earth’s temperature has changed since 1970 – Axios

Data: NASA GISS; Graphic: Harry Stevens/Axios 2018 was Earth’s 4th-warmest year on record, coming in behind 2016, the planet’s warmest recorded year, as well as 2015 and 2017, according to information released by NOAA, NASA and the U.K. Met Office….

Killer Whales Hunt Sea Lions | Trials Of Life | BBC Earth

Killer Whales have arrived at shore for something to eat, a herd of sea lions may be their first victim.Subscribe to BBC Earth for more amazing animal videos – Watch more videos from BBC Earth:Planet Earth Planet…

Why are hospitals so loud?

[embedded content] Being in a hospital is a stressful enough, but now researchers are looking at one unique characteristic of this environment — hospital noise — to understand how it affects patients. Hospital noise is pretty much what it sounds…

2019’s closest far-moon on May 26

The moon is at last quarter on May 26. And the moon is also at apogee – farthest from Earth for the month – on May 26. The close alignment the 2 events gives us the closest lunar apogee – the closest far-moon – of 2019.