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W. Hudson Bay Freeze-Up Earlier Than 1980’s Average For Third Year In Row

This is the third year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay (WH) ice has come earlier than the average of November 16 as documented in the 1980s. Reports by folks on the ground near Churchill confirm polar…

How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong – The New York Times

For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a distant prospect. We now know that thinking was wrong. This summer, for instance, a heat wave in Europe penetrated the Arctic, pushing temperatures into the 80s across much of the Far…

Edmond Halley’s magnificent prediction

Born on today’s date in the year 1656, English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley was the first to predict the return of a comet. Today, Halley’s Comet – the most famous of all comets – bears his name.

Darwin may have been wrong about the origin of life on Earth

While there are certainly varying beliefs on how life on how life emerged on our planet, the scientific consensus has long been the most humbling one: Around 4 billion years ago, our ancestors were simple molecules swishing around in a…

UK High Court Rules Extinction Rebellion Climate Protest Ban ‘Unlawful’

The High Court ruled on Wednesday that a ban on protests in London by the climate alarmist group Extinction Rebellion was unlawful, which could lead to hundreds of lawsuits from XR members. The Metropolitan Police arrested 1,832 Extinction Rebellion protesters…

Study examines theory on menopause age and symptom severity

(Wiley) A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage — or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. Investigators found little support for this theory in a study of four ethnic groups in China, however. The findings are published in Ecology and Evolution.

Climate Activist Found Not Guilty, Claims Home Was Under Direct Climate Threat

After spray-painting Cambridgeshire county council headquarters during an environmental protest last December, Extinction Rebellion protester Angela Ditchfield was found not guilty of criminal damage.  She successfully argued that she had a legal excuse to commit vandalism as she believed there…