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Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

The megafires of Australia’s summer “are a harbinger of life and death on a hotter Earth”, a climate summit has said in a forceful declaration for urgent and dramatic climate action. The Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne this week…

London Cops Look On As Extinction Rebellion Digs Up Govt. Lawn

London’s Metropolitan Police watched as Extinction Rebellion activists committed vandalism against government property by digging up grass outside of the Home Office. At least two police officers were seen in footage and photographs taken by news blog Guido Fawkes standing…

Skeptical Science’s Climate Blacklist Exposed: Make Scientists ‘Unhirable’

Dr. Judith Curry A climate advocacy group called Skeptical Science hosts a list of academics that it has labeled “climate misinformers.” The list includes 17 academics and is intended as a blacklist. We know of this intent because one of the…

The 'world's worst cat' just got adopted

You might think being labeled the “World’s Worst Cat” would be an obstacle to finding a forever home, but not any more Meet Perdita, a rescue cat described as “just a jerk” who likes “staring into your soul until you…

Worst Case Climate Scenario Might Be (Slightly) Less Dire Than Thought – InsideClimate News

What’s the worst-case scenario for a warming climate? Until recently, scientists said it would involve a global temperature rise of almost 5 degrees Celsius by 2100, with deadly heat waves, extreme storms and droughts in a world without summer sea…

8 Super Bowl commercials to keep the game interesting

[embedded content] An estimated 100 million people will watch the Super Bowl — some using the commercial breaks to refresh their snacks while others stay put, realizing that’s where the real entertainment lies. With companies spending reportedly $5.6 million for…

Greta Thunberg Nominated (Again) For Nobel Peace Prize

Teen climate worrier Greta Thunberg and the protest movement “Fridays for Future” were nominated Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two left-wing Swedish lawmakers. This is the second time the 17-year-old has been made a contender for the…

Yosemite's 'firefall' has become too popular

While winter in Yosemite National Park offers a spectacular opportunity to witness the national park’s unparalleled beauty, there’s one phenomenon in particular that draws a crowd. During the last two weeks of February, the angle of the setting sun transforms…