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Don’t censor global warming discussion | Opinions – KPCnews.com

To the editor: Much has been in the news about global warming now called climate change, and the harm it could cause. President Joe Biden wants to spend $3 trillion in an attempt to solve the problem. AOC’s Green New…

Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities

(University of Leeds) New energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off. The tariffs could benefit all kinds of customers, but many people are unlikely to choose them. Those likely to adopt them first are younger, with higher incomes and higher education.

New book reveals Charles Darwin’s cultural impact in unprecedented detail

(National University of Singapore) NUS historian of science Dr John van Wyhe has co-published a groundbreaking new book on Charles Darwin which shows for the first time the extent of his cultural impact over the past 160 years. A decade in the making, this volume demonstrates that Darwin is the most influential scientist who has ever lived, having the most species named after him and he is also the most translated scientist in history.

How much longer will the oxygen-rich atmosphere be sustained on Earth?

(Toho University ) Earth’s modern atmosphere contains copious amounts of molecular oxygen (O2), representing an important remotely detectable sign of life. However, a fundamental question of how much longer the Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere will persist into the far future remains uncertain. A new study finds that a highly-oxygenated atmosphere is not a permanent feature even for Earth, which has implications for the search for life beyond the solar system.

Earth 8: Carbon dioxide’s toxic effect on earth’s coral reefs and shellfish – CBS News 8

While we’re well aware of the damage done to our atmosphere, the ramifications for our oceans is just as damaging. SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Most people realize that carbon dioxide is not a good thing in the atmosphere, but…

Global warming poses threat to food chains – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The study examined plankton in freshwater ponds exposed to seven years of experimental warming view more  Credit: University of Exeter Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows. Scientists…

Global Warming Poses Threat to Food Chains – “Impact Could Be Severe” – SciTechDaily

The study examined plankton in freshwater ponds exposed to seven years of experimental warming. Credit: University of Exeter Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows. Scientists measured the…

Mechanistic understanding of oxygen-redox processes in lithium-rich battery cathodes

(The Faraday Institution) Scientists based at the University of Oxford as part of the Faraday Institution CATMAT project researching next-generation cathode materials have made a significant advance in understanding oxygen-redox processes involved in lithium-rich cathode materials. The paper, published in Nature Energy, proposes strategies that offer potential routes to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

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…