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Guardian environment writers: ‘With your help, we are tackling humankind’s greatest challenge’

George Monbiot, columnist and author of several books on the climate crisis Before I worked for the Guardian, I tried writing for other newspapers, in the belief I should reach the unconverted. But I gradually discovered that all of them…

Leading Journal Calls Climate Science Dissent A Mental Disorder

Germany may be reintroducing a dark period where political opponents are simply declared mentally ill by the state and forcibly hospitalized for “treatment.” A case for psychotherapy In a recent paper dubbed “The Denial of the Apocalypse – Dealing with…

The phenological index

(Botanical Society of America) As climate change accelerates, recording shifts in plant flowering times is critical to understanding how changes in climate will impact ecosystem interactions. To help measure these shifts, researchers have introduced a new quantitative measure of phenological status, called the ‘phenological index,’ that improves scoring of developmental stage in herbarium specimens, and predicts a higher degree of phenological advancement in response to climate change.

Breath of Fresh Air Summit

(Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute) Outdoor Play Canada was launched today at the Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Play Summit in Ottawa — an open-air conference where outdoor play thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers gathered to exchange knowledge and best practices for promoting outdoor play.

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WeWork Looks To Be The New Pets.com

The spectacular flame-out of Pets.com is the event that many folks of my era use to mark the end of the late 90’s internet bubble.  In turn, it looks like WeWork is vying to mark the end of the current…

100,000 signatures in 20 days

The significance of the 100,000 signatures for a ban on driven grouse shooting in a UK e-petition are various. And they come not so much because of the number of supporters but even more so in the speed of that…

Nasty Liberals Wishing Doom On Trump As Hurricane Dorian Draws Closer

Natural disasters generally bring out the best in people. It brings them together in a spirit of common cause without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin — unless the person at risk is a well-known conservative, and the…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #34

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #34 The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing Skeptical Science New Research for Week #33, 2019 Market Forces and Coal 2019 SkS Weekly…

A chat on a train

A fortnight ago, I set off to give a talk about driven grouse shooting at Walthamstow Wetlands as part of the London Wildlife Festival. I got off the tube at Tottenham Hale (a new experience) and walked to the site…