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Greta Thunberg Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Australian Bushfires

With all the subtlety and insight of a dead kangaroo, Greta Thunberg has pronounced on the bushfires currently ravaging Australia. “The numbers don’t lie, and the science is clear.If anyone tells you, ‘This is part of a normal cycle’ or…

Doomsday Climate Petition Blocked After Dozens Of Fictional Signatories Found

Access to the 11,000 name-petition that accompanied a statement of concern published in BioScience on Tuesday was blocked on Thursday. A statement issued by ­Oregon State University said: “an administrative error, unfortunately, saw the inclusion of a small number of invalid names”….

How exercise can make you happier

A swimmer runs with relish toward the Atlantic Ocean in Devon, England, in July 1926. (Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images) The human body is meant to move. We’re all athletes at heart, fine-tuned by natural selection to run across savannas, leap…

10 reasons swearing is good for you

There’s something about a good curse word that has a healing effect. Whether it’s a G-rated oath or a full-scale f-bomb, profanity helps in some situations, and science backs that up. Researchers say there are plenty of ways that cursing…

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City of Sydney offers evidence it did not alter documents, as Angus Taylor denounces ‘conspiracy theory’

The City of Sydney has produced evidence to back up its insistence that it never altered a document to introduce the false figures used by Angus Taylor in an attack on the lord mayor over her travel-related emissions. The evidence…

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Stripped bare: Australia’s hidden climate crisis

“Land clearance and degradation is one of the greatest crises facing Australia and the world,” says Bill Hare, the chief executive and senior scientist with Berlin-based Climate Analytics. “It undermines the basis for food production, is causing species loss and…

From Kerri-Anne to the masked stinger: how Australia’s media covered Extinction Rebellion

Daily Telegraph reporter Mitchell Van Homrigh got dressed up in a bee costume to go “undercover” with Extinction Rebellion but his stunt wasn’t even the most foolish response to the mass protests we saw this week. After making all the…

These are the big cities where carbon emissions are already dropping

When countries worldwide signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, they agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius. When a city or country has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10%…

Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018 finds NTU study

(Nanyang Technological University) Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists.