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Making sense of climate scenarios: Toolkit for decision-makers launched

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) To make climate scenarios work for decision-makers, an international team of researchers developed a comprehensive interactive online platform. It is the first of its kind to provide the tools to use those scenarios — from climate impacts to mitigation and energy options — to a broader public beyond science.

Apocalypse Not! Media’s Fake Coffee Crisis Defies Record Harvests

An article in Massive Science, highlighted at the top of today’s Google News searches for “climate change,” claims global warming is threatening a coffee bean crisis. However, the media’s incessant coffee-bean scares ignore record global coffee bean production. The coffee…

Latest climate models show more intense droughts to come

(University of New South Wales) An analysis of new climate model projections by Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes shows southwestern Australia and parts of southern Australia will see longer and more intense droughts due to a lack of rainfall caused by climate change. But Australia is not alone. Across the globe, several important agricultural and forested regions in the Amazon, Mediterranean and southern Africa can expect more frequent and intense rainfall droughts.

Energy

EU’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall as coal ditched

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU continued their fall in 2018, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, according to a new report from Europe’s environment watchdog. Emissions fell by 2.1% compared with 2017, to a level 23%…

How more powerful Pacific cyclones may be fueling global warming – Science News

Increasingly powerful tropical cyclones in the North Pacific Ocean may be fueling a powerful north-flowing ocean current, helping to boost the amount of heat it ferries to northern latitudes. By enhancing the speed of some ocean whirlpools called eddies, and…

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Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world’s first cities

Scientists analyzed DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia dated 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The study reveals how a high level of human movement in West Asia during the Neolithic to late Bronze Age not only led to the spread of ideas and material culture but to a more genetically connected society well before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought.

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Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world’s first cities

Scientists analyzed DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia dated 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The study reveals how a high level of human movement in West Asia during the Neolithic to late Bronze Age not only led to the spread of ideas and material culture but to a more genetically connected society well before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought.

US To Halt 1.75 Million Barrels Of Oil Production Per Day (IHS Forecast) — Just The Beginning

Even from this short-term crisis, IHS Markit expects no real return to “normal,” at least not soon. “However, about one third of the volumes (approximately 550,000 b/d) will stay off the market for the long-term

Scientists analyze spatio-temporal differentiation of spring phenology in China from 1979 to 2018

(Science China Press) By simulating the spatial and temporal features of the first bloom date (FBD) of typical vegetation for last four decades in China, Beijing normal university applied co-clustering analysis for high dimensional sparse matrix and revealed the spatio-temporal patterns of FBD in China in different time periods for the first time.