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How did climate change cause the Texas snowstorm? – Johns Hopkins News-Letter

2021 has brought some surprises, and one of those surprises is the terrible snowstorm in Texas. Although there have been such conditions in the past, this storm hit hard, leading me to think about climate change’s role in the extremity…

Blacklock: Sometimes, the medicine we take adds to global warming – The Sudbury Star

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Column Puffers, for example, expel chemicals that are extremely potent greenhouse gases Author of the article: Dr. Elaine Blacklock Photo illustration Photo by Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network files Article content The phrase “First, do no harm” is…

Len Calderone: Can we stop global warming? | Catoosa Walker News | northwestgeorgianews.com – Northwest Georgia News

Second of two articles Can we really be energy independent using alternative energy like President Biden wants us to believe? Can alternative energy save the planet? President Biden thinks so as he signed us back into the Paris Accord. The…

Commentary: “Climate activist helps Catholic Church combat global warming” – NBC2 News

Wow! That’s some title, isn’t it? It’s from a major piece in the February 8, 2021 issue of The New Yorker. Promised Land is its title, under the rubric of ‘Annals of Geography’ by New Yorker writer of thirty years’…

Ocean would rise despite man-made global warming – Maui News

I am writing in regard to the recent article in The Maui News regarding sea level rise and erosion (Feb. 27). Changes in sea level are a fact of nature and it becomes a pointless exercise to fight what is…

Report: China Was Only Major Economic Power To Increase CO2 Emissions In 2020

Bloomberg Opinion columnist David Fickling noted Wednesday that while China makes all sorts of grandiose promises about reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060, it was the only major economic power in the world that increased pollution in 2020. That…

RICKERT: Invest in Climate Change Education – Georgetown University The Hoya

If the United States had taken decisive actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus when it was first discovered here, such as mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing, the country’s total number of COVID-19 deaths would be around 40% lower than…

Antarctic seals reveal worrying threats to disappearing glaciers

(University of East Anglia) More Antarctic meltwater is surfacing than was previously known, modifying the climate, preventing sea ice from forming and boosting marine productivity- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain full-depth glacial meltwater observations in winter, using instruments attached to the heads of seals living near the Pine Island Glacier, in the remote Amundsen Sea in the west of Antarctica.

Switzerland’s energy transition

(Paul Scherrer Institute) Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

Built to last: New copolymer binder to extend the life of lithium ion batteries

(Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) The capacity of lithium-ion batteries decreases over time partly due to the degradation of the binder that protects the graphite anode. To address this problem, scientists from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are investigating a new copolymer binder that can preserve the capacity of the anode at 95% of its original value even after >1700 charge cycles. Their findings can significantly enhance battery life for electric vehicles, artificial organs, and consumer electronics.