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New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans – The New York Times

New York lawmakers have agreed to pass a sweeping climate plan that calls for the state to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, envisioning an era when gas-guzzling cars, oil-burning heaters and furnaces would be phased out,…

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…

Energy

Call to arms: how can Australia avoid a slow and painful decline?

Australia is at a crossroads. Drift towards a future of slow decline economically and socially or, if action is taken now to address our most important challenges, create a future of greater prosperity for all, globally competitive industries and a…

Global commodities trade and consumption place the world’s primates at risk of extinction

A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to the extreme environmental costs of pollution, habitat degradation, loss of biodiversity, continued food insecurity and the threat of emerging diseases.

Climate change in West Africa

(University of Würzburg) A research center in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

(University of Birmingham) Pictures of the earth’s water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according to new analysis by an international team of hydrology experts.

No evidence of man-made global warming? | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

If mankind were ever to face what one recent author has called “The Uninhabitable Earth,” deniers of manmade climate change would likely say: “The Earth died a natural death. Climate has always changed in cycles because of natural causes, and…

Guest blog – Ramridge Raiders part 2 by Paul Sterry and Rob Read

Paul Sterry Rob Read Authors and photographers, Paul and Rob spearhead the international competition Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) whose lead judge is Chris Packham. Woodlands have been on my mind recently, what with my growing interest in Rob’s…