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The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

Greta Thunberg to Congress: “Listen to the scientists” on global warming – Axios

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived in the U.S. last month after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a carbon neutral ship, offered a 2018 report on the implications of climate change in lieu of an opening statement…

Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting

(University of Southern California) USC scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It’s the first time this has been observed.

The Ocean Is in Trouble and Current Global Commitments Aren’t Enough to Save It – TIME

Harry Campbell for TIME As you’ve likely heard, the ocean’s health is in trouble. You’re probably aware of overfishing and the harmful practices of fisheries driving a third of the planet’s fish stocks toward extinction, and you surely know about…

This critically endangered skink is getting its own tropical island

It has been nearly a decade since the last confirmed sighting of a wild blue-tailed skink on Australia’s Christmas Island, where the species is now considered extinct in the wild. Scientists managed to collect several dozen of the colorful lizards…

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #35, 2019

Posted on 3 September 2019 by doug_bostrom 62 articles, with 11 freely available Nearer and dearer Emerging research on “psychological proximity” and climate change appears to be identifying relationships of physical and temporal distance of human thinkers to climate change…