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News about Climate Change and our Planet

2019

UGA survey: Most Georgians believe in global warming, favor more solar – Atlanta Journal Constitution

About 66% of those surveyed said they would support more power plants using natural gas, currently the biggest generating source for electricity in Georgia. More people said they support new hydroelectric projects and wind turbines. About 36% support building additional…

More Polar Bear Climate Porn: Bears Use 4X More Energy In Computer Models

Last week (24 February 2021), The Guardian was promoting a study that claims polar bears now use four times more energy than expected to survive because of ‘major ice loss’ in the Arctic, as a way of suggesting that the…

NASA ERB Satellite Measurements Don’t Support Global Warming Claims

NASA Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) measurements from satellite data don’t support global warming claims. Analyst blogger Zoe Phin downloaded and analyzed 10 gigabytes of NASA instrumental data on the earth’s radiation budget (ERB) fully covering the years 2003 to 2019…

Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…

Hotter, drier, CRISPR: editing for climate change

(University of Queensland) Just 15 plant crops provide 90 per cent of the world’s food calories. A review of genome editing technologies published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics states gene editing technology could play a vital role to play in climate-proofing future crops to protect global food security. The review recommends integrating CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing into modern breeding programs for crop improvement in cereals.

Speaking the truth: Pacific Island countries lead the world in reporting on global warming – Monash Lens

Pacific islanders didn’t need US President Joe Biden to tell them that climate change poses “an existential threat”. They’ve been warning the West for years. Climate change communication researcher Tahnee Burgess has examined how Pacific Island journalists reported on global…

Climate change will lead to more extreme weather events. Is Texas prepared? – Austin American-Statesman

Freezing temperatures for nearly a week, with lows dipping into the single digits. Sheets of ice covering roads. Snowfall blanketing much of the state, totaling 15 inches in some areas. The historic winter weather that swept across Texas in February — crippling infrastructure…

Why Do Democrats Keep Getting Their Climate Doomsday Predictions Wrong?

For more than 50 years, members of the scientific community and environmental movement have made climate-change predictions that ultimately turned out to be incorrect. Many of these predictions have been embraced by prominent Democrats over the years. President Joe Biden’s…

Cosmic ray originated in cataclysmic event

Astronomers found a high energy neutrino – a cosmic ray – that apparently originated during a “tidal disruption event,” that is, when a supermassive black hole shredded a distant star.

Why aren’t we more afraid of global warming? The psychology of procrastinating on climate change – The Independent

“I don’t expect to die from old age,” Margaret Klein tells me matter-of-factly. The clinical psychologist-turned-climate-activist is talking to me over the phone from a New York City park, where she is walking her dog. “It’s hard to know exactly…