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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

Energy Infrastructure Terrorism Taking Root in Germany, Europe

Blackout News reports on how radical activists are attempting to paralyze the power supply in Germany. It’s already bad enough that the European power grid is already highly unstable and could collapse due to just minor disturbances, this in large…

Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space

A new experiment aboard the ISS is studying tardigrades – aka water bears – to better understand how they tolerate extreme environments, including the one astronauts experience in space.

The post Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space first appeared on EarthSky.

Burden Of Proof Is On AGW Proponents As Ice Cores ‘Invalidate’ CO2-Driven Climate Change

A French physicist recounts the evidence affirming temperature changes are the cause of changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations throughout the last 423,000 years of the ice-core record, thus invalidating the claims of more than a negligible role for CO2 in…

First-of-its-kind flower smells like dead insects to imprison ‘coffin flies’

(Frontiers) Plant researchers found that the herb Aristolochia microstoma from Greece has evolved a novel strategy, unknown in any other plant species, to attract pollinating Megaselia ‘coffin flies’ to its trap flowers: it produces a unique mix of volatiles that resembles the smell of dead and decomposing insects. The new study is published by the open access publisher Frontiers.

Climate Activists, Greta Thunberg ‘Spread Anti-Israel-Propaganda’

Emerging leftist hate…international climate activist group Fridays for Future joins Greta Thunberg in spreading anti-Israel sentiments. Germany’s most popular daily, among many others, Bild here reports that after climate icon Greta Thunberg shared an anti-Israel message from Canadian Israel boycotter…

Australia Transport Authority Won’t Approve Tesla’s Battery-Powered Semi

Did you know that TESLA also manufactures an e-truck? But Australia has refused to approve the “Semi”. We recently reported on the Nikola company’s hydrogen truck. Engineers and other experts have doubts about the concept because the extremely volatile gas…

Debunked: New Computer-Simulated Pine Island Glacier Doomsday Paper Ignores Science

A recent paper announcing Pine Island Glacier doom failed to consider other findings showing the glacier is in fact more stable than assumed. A new paper by Rosier et al concludes – based on model simulations – that the Pine…

Physics Prof. Concludes Doubling CO2 Adds Just 0.5°C; ‘Cannot Affect Climate’

A new CO2 climate sensitivity study suggests that beyond the 300 ppm threshold, “any further increase of (anthropogenic) CO2 cannot lead to an appreciably stronger absorption of radiation, and consequently cannot affect the earth’s climate.” Dr. Schildknecht is a Bielefeld…