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Climate Alarmists Meltdown Over Glacier National Park (Except When They’re Growing)

A blog published earlier this month by Roger Roots, an attorney, reveals overheated desperation of a different sort than we tend to hear about in the mainstream media. Titled “Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020′ Signs,” Roots’ describes…

10 reasons making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right: those piano lessons and the endless hours in school band practice were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that…

Greenland Ice-Loss Predictions Are Clouded By Clouds

Predicting where, how and how quickly Greenland’s ice will melt is difficult. Projections by the best models are cloudy, and new research suggests clouds are doing the clouding. Currently, models of Greenland’s melting ice sheet put the greatest emphasis on…

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As temperatures increase, so do rat populations

The warmer weather creeping into cities across America is cause for international concern, but there’s one group that loves it – rats. The impact of climate change on pests and disease is widely studied and cited as a reason to worry at the local level, but the rise in rat populations specifically is hard to quantify. While lab rats are studied ad nauseum, ‘wild’ urban rats and mostly taboo for the scientific community. Pest control workers and 311 hotline staff in cities like New York, however…

Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together

(University of Copenhagen) Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study from associate professor, Jan Härter, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, presents a new mechanism for the self-aggregation of storm clouds, a phenomenon, by which storm clouds bunch together in dense clusters. The researcher used methods from complexity science, and applied them to formerly established research in meteorology on the behavior of thunderstorm clouds.

Thunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting

(University of Tokyo) University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan discover a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. The research suggests that in certain conditions, weak gamma-ray glows from thunderclouds may precede lightning bolts and their accompanying gamma-ray flashes.

Watch Pence pack 2 lies about the environment into a 20-second clip – Vox.com

Vice President Mike Pence once described global warming as “a myth,” so his refusal to acknowledge climate change as a threat to the United States during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday wasn’t shocking. But what was somewhat…

‘Our Small Towns Are Toppling Like Dominoes’: Why We Should Cut Some Farmers a Check – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…