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Don’t Do Just One Thing – The New York Times

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New Research for Week #24, 2019

Posted on 18 June 2019 by SkS-Team A note of appreciation and a changing of the guardFor the past over eight years Skeptical Science staff volunteer Ari Jokimäki has produced a weekly list of links to recent academic publications concerning…

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Architects envision a sustainable future for a Finnish island at risk of rising sea levels

Named “Emerald Envisioning for Luonnonmaa 2070,” the futuristic vision calls for a utopian scheme where people and nature live in harmony within a sustainable community tapping into renewable energy sources, eco-tourism and reforestation.

Pompeo: Paris Climate Accord ‘Was A Failure’, Do What’s Necessary As Climate Changes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s firmly convinced “the world will be successful” in overcoming any challenges caused by climate change, especially if America fosters a growing economy in which “structural innovators and creative people can go build out…

Politics

Theresa May’s net-zero emissions target is a lot less impressive than it looks | Caroline Lucas

Theresa May is doing her best to grab some good headlines in the closing weeks of her premiership. Setting a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions is vital, but her government’s plans are too little too late. Theresa May commits…

Can grid-scale storage solve intermittency problem, asks Global Warming Policy Foundation – physicsworld.com

(Image courtesy: Shutterstock/hrui) A briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) dismisses the idea that grid-scale electricity storage can help bring about a UK renewables revolution. According to the paper’s author, Jack Ponton, an emeritus professor of engineering from the University of Edinburgh,…

Does Trump understand how global warming works? – The Washington Post

Demonstrators gathered outside the White House last June to protest President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. (Susan Walsh/AP) Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics June 5 at 10:12…

Estimating the wear and tear of ice on structures over coming decades or even centuries

(Aalto University) Mechanisms behind the effects of ice on physical structures — particularly over the long term — have remained an open question in a time of continuous environmental change. Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new method of assessing how ever-moving, heavy loads of ice affect structures like bridges or even wind turbines across a wide variety of conditions over the very long term, even centuries.