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How Exactly Does Carbon Dioxide Cause Global Warming? – State of the Planet

“You Asked” is a series where Earth Institute experts tackle reader questions on science and sustainability. Over the past few years, we’ve received a lot of questions about carbon dioxide — how it traps heat, how it can have such…

Biden Wants to Take On China and Climate Change at the Same Time – Slate

Global warming is, in large part, a U.S.-China problem. The two countries combined account for 43 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. The decisions the two countries make in the coming years will shape what life is like on the planet…

Microbiome boost may help corals resist bleaching

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Providing corals with cocktails of natural probiotics could enhance their tolerance to stress and reduce mortality in coral bleaching events.

Using genes to improve greenhouse gases conversion

(University of Queensland) Greenhouse gas waste from factories could be turned into environmentally-friendly chemicals and fuels under an international project seeking to better understand the gene function of bacteria.

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Kerry’s claim that ‘we have nine years left’ to avert the climate crisis – The Washington Post

Several readers asked us about the accuracy of this statement by the former secretary of state. Kerry is using a figure that is frequently cited but often misused. It’s a good example of how scientists may write a long and…

Steady now: Unfortunate timing and rate of change may be enough to tip a climate system

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Unpredictable, abrupt changes to Earth’s system of ocean currents could commence from rate-induced tipping, model study shows. ‘The findings point to fundamental limitations inclimate predictability,’ authors warn.

New XPRIZE Funded by Elon Musk Will Award $100 Million For Top Carbon Removal Ideas to Address Climate Crisis

The largest incentive prize in history was announced this month to inspire innovators to develop and scale carbon removal solutions that combat climate change. The nonprofit XPRIZE, which sponsors design competitions to solve humanity’s greatest challenges, will award $100,000,000 for the top 3 carbon removal innovations. The contest, funded by Elon Musk is looking for […]

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Is Global Warming Making Us Dumber? – Emagazine.com – E – E – E – E/The Environmental Magazine

Could all the greenhouse gases we’re pumping into the atmosphere be compromising our ability to think straight? Dear EarthTalk: Is there scientific basis to the assertion that global warming is affecting our ability to make decisions and lowering our collective…