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Scientists Suggest Turning Methane Into Carbon Dioxide Could Reduce Global Warming – Forbes

A group of climate researchers from Stanford University have proposed that an effort to turn one of the worst greenhouse gases, methane, into carbon dioxide – not the worst greenhouse, but much more abundant – could still work out positive for the…

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Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, new research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies. Getting just 10% of risk tolerant farmers to adopt biosecurity measures resulted in a significant reduction of disease, but keeping the disease under control required at least 40% of risk-takers to change their behaviors.

A new material that's part plastic and part rock is forming on this Portuguese island

Ignacio Gestoso first found signs of plastic-infused rocks during a 2016 visit to Madeira. (Photo: Ignacio Gestoso) You know we have a problem when our plastic pollution starts becoming a permanent fixture of the planet’s geology. And that seems to…

Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop

Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth’s natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mammals like seals and penguins.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25 In 1982, Exxon accurately predicted global warming New Research for Week #24, 2019 Ocean advocates are increasingly concerned about climate change 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change &…

Beyond climate tipping points

Greenhouse gas levels exceed the stability threshold of the ice sheets by Andrew Glikson As the world keeps increasing its carbon emissions and exports, rising in 2018 to a record 33.1 billion ton per year, the atmospheric greenhouse gas level…

World’s 76 Best Tide Gauges Show ‘Negligible’ Acceleration Of Sea Level Rise

A new scientific paper affirms “all the long-term-trend (LTT) tide gauges of the world consistently show a negligible acceleration since the time they started recording in the late 1800s/early 1900s” and there is “no sign of climate models predicted sharply…