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Scientists warn the world is about to reach 'peak meat'

When it comes to meat, the world’s plate is more than half full. In fact, scientists say it’s fast approaching a tipping point. In a letter published in the The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 50 international scientists and environmental experts…

This time-lapse video makes clear how Alaska's glaciers are changing

[embedded content] There’s nothing quite like watching nearly 50 years’ worth of ice as it transforms the planet’s surface in the span of seconds. Certainly, the pace of this new time-lapse video from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is anything…

Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage

(University of Guelph) Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometres, the University of Guelph team prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they bombarded the samples with antimatter subatomic particles. They found their system is a proven tool for radiation studies of material to be used to store nuclear waste — important for Canadian nuclear industry looking to build its first geological repository.

Climate Doomsters Sound Food Alarm As Global Crop Yields Soar

There they go again. A new paper relying on modeling rather than real-world observations, claims global warming is creating a food production crisis. The media are breathlessly promoting the doom-and-gloom paper, even as global food production reaches yet another new…

The portent of runaway greenhouse warming

by Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University Carbon, the essential element underpinning photosynthesis and life, is transformed into toxic substances in the remnants of plants and organisms buried in sediments. Once released to the atmosphere in the form of…

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

(Oregon State University) An international collaboration co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.

New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Chemical engineers at EPFL have designed a material that can capture carbon dioxide from wet flue gasses better than current commercial materials. The work is published in Nature.

Skeptical Climate ‘Talking Points’ Report Released at UN Climate Summit

Madrid, Spain: Global warming hype and hysteria continue to dominate the news media, academia, schools, the United Nations, and the U.S. government. The Green New Deal being pushed on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 presidential race is based upon…

Improving the accuracy of climate model projections with emergent constraints

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Emergent constraints are useful for narrowing the spread of climate projections and for guiding the development of more realistic climate models. However, they are sensitive to various factors, such as the way statistical inference has been performed or how observational uncertainties have been obtained. Therefore, more consistency across emergent constraints are needed for better cross-validation of more likely projections.