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Philosophers claim global warming makes having children immoral – The Irish Times

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial world temperature, our children and grandchildren will inherit catastrophic global environmental problems. Actions to date to slow…

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements

Why did the oceans warm and cool at such different rates in the early 20th century? New research points to an answer both as mundane as a decimal point truncation and as complicated as global politics. Part history, part climate science, this research corrects decades of data and suggests that ocean warming occurred in a much more homogenous way.

Climate Expert: NASA Global Temp Trends Based On Sheer Guesswork, Made-Up Data

Whenever NASA GISS announces how recent global temperatures are much hotter than, for example, 100 years ago, just how statistically reliable are such statements? Most will agree, based mainly on sundry observations, that today is indeed warmer than it was…

Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets – Nature.com

1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2013 : The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013). 2. Messner, D., Schellnhuber,…

Why We Can’t Forget Eunice Foote’s Climate Science Work – TIME

Eunice Newton Foote rarely gets the credit she’s due. The American scientist, who was born exactly 200 years ago on Wednesday, was the first woman in climate science. It was back in 1856 that Foote theorized that changes in carbon…

Corals In Florida Are Dying, But Warming Waters Aren’t The Only Cause – NPR

Diver swimming over Elkhorn Coral in the Florida Keys. Elevated nutrients as well as elevated temperatures are causing a massive loss of this iconic branching species in Florida. JW Porter/University of Georgia hide caption toggle caption JW Porter/University of Georgia…

How moonlight affects animals and plants

Here on Earth, we have the moon’s gravitational pull to thank for the ocean tides, among other things. But what about moonlight? The light reflected off the moon has an effect on life on Earth, which isn’t surprising, but not…