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Think climate change isn’t ‘click-worthy’? These bots disagree. – Grist

When you hear about bots in the news, it’s usually something bad. Bots, bits of software designed to perform routine tasks for their human creators, are often associated with scam calls, fake social media accounts, or spreading disinformation, even though…

Never Take Alarmist Sloganeering About Future Climate At Face Value

I recently read a paper in the law literature celebrating the rise of “climate risk disclosure” requirements now being imposed on public companies. The author discussed at length why the market has failed to price climate risk into investments and…

Climate Alarmists Flip-Flop Again: Cancel Monsoon Drought Crisis, Now Too Much Rain

Among its top results today under the search term “climate change,” Google News is highlighting articles claiming new research shows global warming will cause stronger Indian and South Asian monsoons and rainfall, which will wreak climate havoc in future decades….

UNESCO report calls for increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises

(Ruth Francis Strategic Consulting) Every five years, the UNESCO Science Report provides an update of trends in science governance. Written by 70 authors from 52 countries, it aggregates data on spending, personnel, scientific publications and patents. The latest edition tracks progress towards the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the rapid progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global research and innovation.

Siri and Alexa Don’t Support African Languages But This Nonprofit Swooped in to Offer 60 New Voices – Including Welsh

Not Apple’s Siri, Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, or any other speech platform can hear or respond to a single African language, but as speech interaction gradually takes over basic functions from typing to touch, the non-profit Mozilla—which created the free web browser Firefox—is working to bring voice-integrated technology to the continent. Mozilla’s Common Voice platform, […]

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Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines – The Conversation AU

Sea level rise isn’t the only way climate change will devastate the coast. Our research, published today, found it is also making waves more powerful, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. We plotted the trajectory of these stronger waves and found…

Climate Crisis Will Impose Widespread Catastrophic Impact on India: Study | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com – The Weather Channel

File photo: Flood situation at Sankrail in Howrah district after the cyclone. (TOI, BCCL, Kolkata) The climate emergency will have a catastrophic human and economic impact on India. Different threats will lead to devastating effect, as exemplified by cyclones Tauktae…

Opinion | To Fight Climate Change, Replace Fossil Fuels at Home and Work – The New York Times

Our future depends on our acting now to confront the climate crisis by enacting policies to convert our economy from fossil fuels to clean energy. By making this switch, we will also create millions of new jobs, save American households…

Mixed farming methods could reduce US emissions and increase productivity

(PLOS) Small-scale mixed-use agriculture that avoids synthetic fertilizers in favor of manure could eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions if established across the United States’ 100 million hectares of lush high quality cropland, according to a study by Gidon Eshel, publishing 3rd June 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology. The minor catch: beef consumption would need to decrease, but by only 20%.

Update: Volcanic Activity Supplies ‘Natural’ Mercury To Antarctic Glaciers, Not Humans

UPDATED 6-1-2021: A just-released research study by Jon Hawkings of Florida State University concluded that several of Greenland’s subglacial rivers and associated river ocean outlet areas contain extremely high concentrations of Mercury (here, here, and quotes from Jon Hawkings shown…