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Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters warn the public of hazardous events to include a second key metric: the probability of detection.

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters warn the public of hazardous events to include a second key metric: the probability of detection.

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CAMPAIGN 2020: A Biden win wouldn’t mean a slam-dunk for climate — experts

Joe Biden would face huge obstacles as president in taking steps to slow climate change because Republicans in states and Congress would move aggressively to stop such efforts, an expert climate panel said yesterday.

How Biden would use trade agreements to fight global warming – POLITICO

“The U.S. is in a globally unique position,” said Todd Tucker, a trade and climate researcher at the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank. “It’s got the largest consumer market in the world and with that comes a lot of…

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POLITICS: Coal is gone, or almost, in areas that made Trump president

Donald Trump seized large victories four years ago in areas where coal plants had closed. But the industry’s collapse accelerated under his presidency, making counties in Pennsylvania and other states more competitive.

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The Biden-Harris Energy Plan Is About Hoodwinking Voters

Last year, the Democratic Party’s elective brain transplant edged toward the first incision. On the operating table lay the party’s establishment, its skull encircled neatly with cut-here lines. The donor’s brain was that of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), connecting the…

Battling with neighbors could make animals smarter

From ants to primates, ‘Napoleonic’ intelligence has evolved to help animals contend with the myriad cognitive challenges arising from interactions with rival outsiders, suggest researchers.