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Radical action needed to hit UK’s zero-carbon target | Letters

Theresa May is deceiving us, either deliberately or through ignorance, with regard to the goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 (May puts 2050 zero emission target into law, 12 June). This is impossible for any economy based…

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne The record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave in Japan in which more than 1,000 people died “could not have happened without human-induced global warming”, a…

Politics

Moving away from GDP as a measure of success | Letters

As an economist I endorse Dan Button’s article (Stop obsessing about GDP: we should focus on wellbeing, 11 June). The most we can say is that a succession of GDP figures over months should indicate whether the economy is growing…

Need proof of global warming | Letters – The Missoulian

Conflicted, yes, I guess that is what I am: conflicted about so-called global warming. Now, not that I think it is fact. We are told by the media that 97% of the world’s scientists agree that CO2 is at fault…

Translation of genes more complex than expected

Researchers have shown that translation of the genetic information stored in our DNA is much more complex than previously thought. This discovery was made by developing a type of advanced microscopy that directly visualizes the translation of the genetic code in a living cell.

Uncategorized

Imperial War Museums Passivhaus-targeted archive breaks world records for airtightness

Britain’s Imperial War Museum has recently gained a new high-performance archive facility in Cambridgeshire, England that boasts the world record for air-tightness with results of 0.03 ach (air changes per hour).

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ – Carbon Brief

The record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave in Japan in which more than 1,000 people died “could not have happened without human-induced global warming”, a study finds. And the extreme heat felt in Japan last summer could “become a usual situation” within…