Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: January 2021

New evidence for multiple ice ages on Mars

Earth has had at least 5 major ice ages. Now it appears Mars – the next planet outward from the sun – has undergone anywhere from half a dozen to 20 ice ages in the past several hundred million years.

Space

New evidence for multiple ice ages on Mars

Earth has had at least 5 major ice ages. Now it appears Mars – the next planet outward from the sun – has undergone anywhere from half a dozen to 20 ice ages in the past several hundred million years.

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US firm running eco grants scheme has won multiple UK government contracts

The American corporation running the UK green homes grant has been awarded multiple government contracts in the last five years. ICF, based in Fairfax, Virginia, is a global consulting business that promotes itself as “not your typical consultants”. The company…

BlackRock’s Larry Fink Sets a Bolder Climate Goal in Annual Letter

He also said that the firm planned to publish “a temperature alignment metric for our public equity and bond funds, where sufficient data is available” and that it would start new products “with explicit temperature alignment goals, including products aligned…

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Our world is losing ice at a record rate

The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet has been speeding up, with 65% since the 1990s, a survey of global ice loss using European Space Agency satellite data reveals.

Larry Fink of BlackRock Sets Bold Climate Goals for Corporate America

Larry Fink’s letter has landed The BlackRock chief’s annual letter to C.E.O.s is going out this morning and Andrew has a copy, which he writes about in his latest column. Mr. Fink’s letter has driven the conversation inside corporate America’s…

Politics

Will the First Amendment Die in the Aftermath of January 6?

I have gone about a week now without even opening Twitter, which makes me both mentally healthier as well as slower to post my thoughts on various issues.  But those who were reading me on Twitter earlier in the month…

Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts

[Live: follow our coverage of the Biden Administration] WASHINGTON — President Biden on Wednesday will direct federal agencies to determine how expansive a ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land should be, part of a suite of…

Increasing ocean temperature threatens Greenland’s ice sheet

Scientists have for the first time quantified how warming coastal waters are impacting individual glaciers in Greenland’s fjords. Their work can help climate scientists better predict global sea level rise from the increased melting.

Hear the strange music of distant planetary system TOI-178

In the animation in this post, the rhythmic movement of newly discovered planets around the star TOI-178 is represented through a musical harmony, created by attributing a note (in the pentatonic scale) to each of the planets. Hear the music of these planets.