The IPCC’s Dangerous Dance With Climate Misinformation And Political Demands
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an important institution. I have often said that if it did not exist, it would have to be invented. The IPCC is often referred to as a model for how to do…
Oxygen on early Earth may have come from quartz crushed by earthquakes
Billions of years ago, crushed quartz reacting with water could have created the conditions needed for the evolution of the photosynthetic microbes responsible for most of the oxygen now in Earth’s atmosphere
IPCC climate change report: Can we avoid 1.5°C of global warming? – New Scientist
Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in four decades EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global group of climate scientists, has released its latest report today. It yet again warns that without immediate and massive…
Mount Everest climbers leave their germs behind
Researchers found microbes, including those from humans, within the death zone of Mount Everest. This has implications for our future in space.
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Exploring Mars caves, leaving âbreadcrumbsâ
Researchers have developed a “breadcrumb” system that small autonomous robot rovers might use in exploring Mars caves and lava tubes.
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Satellites are photobombing Hubble
A new study shows satellites are photobombing Hubble more and more often, ruining observations and negatively impacting science.
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Why we’re seeing so much weird winter weather. – Slate
This winter season has thrown some wild weather our way, from winter storm Elliott to the arctic airmass that consumed New York, and now a major snowstorm is simultaneously hitting the Northeast and California. Climate researchers generally agree this is…
Notice the colors of the stars
Winter is the perfect time for noticing the colors of the stars. Start with Capella, then move on to Taurus and Orion. Check out some colorful stars tonight!
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Fact check: Climate change caused by humans, not Earth’s core – USA TODAY
The claim: Earth’s inner core is responsible for recent climate change trends A Jan. 27 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) draws a connection between the interior of the Earth and modern climate change. “The inner core is spinning differently…
Fact check: Post understates the amount of global warming since 1978 – USA TODAY
The claim: The average global temperature has increased 0.134 degrees since 1978 A Feb. 7 Instagram post (direct link, archived link) features a screenshot of a tweet that includes a graph claiming to show global temperature data since 1978. “Apparently the mean global…