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Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal –

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Texas must read up on global warming – Daily Pioneer

Climate change doesn’t care whether you believe init or not. And it may get worse It’s not funny when people die of the cold but there was some innocent amusement to be had from the indignation of Texans unable to…

Propaganda Minister Colbert: Green New Deal ‘Bold’, Nuclear Energy Poison

CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert has been less a late-night comedian and more a radical Democrat for quite a while. So it’s not shocking that even Bill Gates wasn’t radical enough for Colbert. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on CBS Monday…

Climate change: Are Europe’s winter weather extremes linked to global warming? – Euronews

From one extreme to another, the temperatures across Europe have been on a rollercoaster journey this winter. Greece or Spain have experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in several decades, temperatures have been exceptionally mild for the season in western…

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers who studied their effects.

Drought of the century in the Middle Ages — with parallels to climate change today?

The transition from the Medieval Warm Period to the Little Ice Age was apparently accompanied by severe droughts between 1302 and 1307 in Europe. Researchers write that the 1302-07 weather patterns display similarities to the 2018 weather anomaly, in which continental Europe experienced exceptional heat and drought.

In kefir, microbial teamwork makes the dream work

While scientists know that microorganisms often live in communities and depend on their fellow community members for survival, mechanistic knowledge of this phenomenon has been quite limited. Researchers have now combined a variety of state-of-the-art methods to better understand the microbial communities. This revealed that cooperation allows the microbes to do something they can’t do alone.

Oldest monkey fossils outside of Africa found

(Penn State) Three fossils found in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China, are about 6.4 million years old, indicate monkeys existed in Asia at the same time as apes, and are probably the ancestors of some of the modern monkeys in the area, according to an international team of researchers.


Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.