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‘Sink into your grief.’ How one scientist confronts the emotional toll of climate change – Science Magazine

Sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas says confronting climate change requires acknowledging values and feelings as well as advancing science and policy. Janet Nichols By David MalakoffApr. 12, 2021 , 1:55 PM “I was trained to be calm, rational, and objective, to…

Faith and Values: Combatting climate change is a duty of our faith — whatever it may be – The Spokesman-Review

With the global environment experiencing more “natural” disasters, politicians and religious leaders continue to speak about climate change – whether it is real, if we should take it seriously and the like. We are at the crossroads of three areas:…

Improve the Social Cost of Carbon, Do Not Replace It – The Regulatory Review

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Font Size: Despite some scholars’ criticisms, the social cost of carbon is a useful tool for crafting U.S. climate policy. Font Size: Every ton of planet-warming carbon dioxide emitted from a smokestack or a tailpipe…

New study: Thick sea-ice warms Greenland fjords

(Stockholm University) A new study shows that thick sea-ice can increase the sensitivity of Greenlandic fjords to climate warming. Understanding the factors that control how fast glaciers move, break up and deposit chunks of ice (icebergs) into the fjords – and eventually the sea – is vital for predicting how the Greenland ice sheet will change under a warming climate and for predicting global rates of sea-level rise.

Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age extinction

(Canadian Museum of Nature) Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age. A new study analysing teeth and bones shows that the wolves may have survived by adapting their diet over thousands of years—from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today.

Petra Fromme honored with the prestigious Anfinsen Award

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The honor is bestowed by The Protein Society, the premier international association dedicated to supporting protein research.

Climate change is forcing marine life to flee the equator for cooler waters – Scroll.in

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The number of marine species naturally…

The Climate Change Cash Grab – OZY

The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance. The Earth’s northernmost region is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The melting of Greenland’s glaciers, Arctic sea ice…

Archaeologists Discover ‘Dazzling’ 3,000-Year-old Egyptian City, Left ‘As if it were yesterday’

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. It’s the stuff of dreams and is being hailed as the second-most important discovery since the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb—an ancient lost city has been found near the famous Valley of the Kings. Excavations began 6 months ago in […]

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