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How Greenpeace Co-Opted An Already Biased BBC

The BBC runs – at our expense – probably the largest and best-resourced newsroom in the world. So how is it using its journalistic muscle? Its latest ruse is to go into partnership with … Greenpeace. The target of this initiative…

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AGRICULTURE: Climate change is coming for the wine industry

It may be a good time to start stocking up on your favorite merlot or chardonnay — even the wine industry isn’t safe from climate change, research suggests. The effects of rising temperatures have already caused some noticeable shifts in the grape business, opening up new growing areas in some parts of the world and threatening others.

Researchers generalize Fourier’s heat equation, explaining hydrodynamic heat propagation

(National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) MARVEL) Researchers have developed a novel set of equations for heat propagation that explain why and how heat propagation can become fluid-like, rather than diffusive. These ‘viscous heat equations’ show how heat conduction is not only governed by thermal conductivity, but also by thermal viscosity. The theory is in striking agreement with pioneering experimental results in graphite published last year and may pave the way for the design of more efficient electronic devices.

TJ Donovan: Support for Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.  I strongly support H.688, Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The climate crisis is real. It’s already affecting our state and is expected to get worse. We’re having milder…

Is there a 2nd planet orbiting Proxima Centauri?

Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, may have a second planet, according to researchers from the National Institute of Astrophysics. If confirmed, it would be an ideal candidate for direct imaging by new upcoming space telescopes.

‘Blob’ research shows ecological effects that halted fishing and hiked whale entanglements

(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) An ecological pileup of unprecedented changes in the ocean off the West Coast beginning about 2014 led to record entanglements of humpback and other whales, putting the region’s most valuable commercial fishery at risk, new research shows.

Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a ‘Viewpoint’ article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Let’s go back to calling it global warming – The Japan Times

NEW YORK – As scientific terms go, “climate change” is lame. It sounds like something created by committee. And it’s hard to understand as a crisis when we also hear scientists talking about ice ages and other natural changes to…

Let’s Celebrate Global Cooling and Fix Global Warming – Yahoo Canada Finance

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Since the 19th century, temperatures have been falling. I was as surprised as you. As it turns out, this isn’t about the climate for once, but about human body temperatures. On average, millennials in the U.S. today…