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Only you can prevent global warming – The CT Mirror

RAY BOLAND, NOAA. :: Creative Commons According to the National Geographic, the garbage in the ocean can prevent algae and plankton, the photosynthetic producers in the marine food web, from receiving enough sunlight to create nutrients. When these tiny organisms…

Innocent animals cannot do anything about climate change. Only people can. – USA TODAY

Caught by a motion-detection trail camera in the Florida wilds, a young panther manages a few steps before its wobbling hindquarters fail and its rear legs collapse to the ground. The cat, among several species stricken by some mysterious neurological ailment possibly connected…

Greta Thunberg Demands We Tear Down Our ‘Colonial, Racist Systems’

On Friday, Greta Thunberg let the enemies of the earth have it via an op-ed published by Project Syndicate. In addition to saying fossil fuels “are literally” killing humanity, the teenager also fingered her ultimate man-made enemy — literally man-made:…

Exoplanet-tilt study boosts hope of complex life elsewhere

Most sunlike stars have at least one other star as a companion. Prior research has shown planets can exist in these systems, but how likely are these planets to evolve complex life? A new study sheds some light, by looking at how planets spin in double star systems.

Here Are Five of The Main Reasons People Continue to Deny Climate Change – ScienceAlert

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change – where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and…

Satellites Show World’s Vegetation Has Been Expanding For Decades

An “unusual greening of the planet,” reports German science magazine Wissenschaft. “A paradox.” Has been greening for three decades While it is widely reported how the world’s rainforests are being chopped down, Wissenschaft reports, “Vegetation on earth has been expanding…

Scientists warn climate tipping points may be close, endorse need for climate emergency action

Two peer reviewed statements by scientists just prior to the UN climate conference COP25 to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, have made clear the existential crsis humanity now faces with climate change and the dire…

Climate change driving entire planet to dangerous ‘global tipping point‘ – National Geographic

Evidence that irreversible changes in Earth’s climate systems are underway means we are in a state of planetary emergency, leading climate scientists warn. A cascade of tipping points could amount to a global tipping point, where multiple earth systems march…