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How did climate change cause the Texas snowstorm? – Johns Hopkins News-Letter

2021 has brought some surprises, and one of those surprises is the terrible snowstorm in Texas. Although there have been such conditions in the past, this storm hit hard, leading me to think about climate change’s role in the extremity…

Blacklock: Sometimes, the medicine we take adds to global warming – The Sudbury Star

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Column Puffers, for example, expel chemicals that are extremely potent greenhouse gases Author of the article: Dr. Elaine Blacklock Photo illustration Photo by Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network files Article content The phrase “First, do no harm” is…

“Magic sand” might help us understand the physics of granular matter

(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have studied the properties of mixtures of silicone-coated “magic sand”, a popular kid’s toy, and normal sand. Silicone-coated sand particles were found to interact with each other only, and not with other sand particles. The team discovered that adding silicone-coated sand beyond a certain threshold leads to an abrupt change in clustering and rigidity, a simple, useful way to potentially tune the flow of granular materials for industry.

Energy shift a threat to Louisiana, global warming not as much, says Times-Picayune Power Poll – NOLA.com

If Louisiana is counting on surviving the transition from oil and gas to renewable energy without major economic damage, it might be drilling a dry hole, according to The Times-Picayune Power Poll. Two thirds of Power Poll members put the state’s…

The challenge of climate change – Daily Pioneer – Daily Pioneer

The Biden Administration has an ambitious agenda for stepping up action to cope with global warming but there are hurdles in the way The Trump Administration, an unmitigated disaster for the fight to save the environment, has been defenestrated. Thanking…

These Floating Islands Will Form a ‘Parkipelago’ in Copenhagen’s Harbor

The Scandinavian countries are famous for their bays, and Copenhagen harbor in Denmark’s capital is a perfect example of that beauty in a metropolitan setting. Now a new architecture project drifting in the harbor’s waters celebrates this heritage while allowing residents to relax away from the boom of urban development along the shoreline. A series […]

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IPPC Science In Trouble: A Significant Drop In Global Temperature

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), three of the hottest years in measurement history (note! not the warmest) have been 2016, 2019, and 2020 (see Figure 1 after the jump). The total radiative forcings (RF) according to the IPCC…

Report: China Was Only Major Economic Power To Increase CO2 Emissions In 2020

Bloomberg Opinion columnist David Fickling noted Wednesday that while China makes all sorts of grandiose promises about reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060, it was the only major economic power in the world that increased pollution in 2020. That…

A strike against global warming or a Big Ag giveaway? – Los Angeles Times

Dominic Bruno is not closely tracking the greenhouse gas soaking into the dirt beneath the walnut trees, sunflowers and melon vines at River Garden Farms in Yolo County, where the state of California spent $97,000 this year to create a…

RICKERT: Invest in Climate Change Education – Georgetown University The Hoya

If the United States had taken decisive actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus when it was first discovered here, such as mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing, the country’s total number of COVID-19 deaths would be around 40% lower than…