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Climate Models Got It Right on Global Warming – Scientific American

There’s a favorite argument among doubters of mainstream climate science: Climate models overestimate the rate at which the Earth is warming. That claim surfaces time and again and is frequently based on single examples of uncertainty or cherry-picked data. Various…

Why NASA wants to 'touch the sun'

The sun, the very centerpiece of our solar system and the most important source of energy for life on Earth, has a visitor. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been studying the sun, flying closer than ever before, and making incredible…

Scientists find mysterious galaxies that don't have any dark matter

True to its name, dark matter has long been one of the universe’s biggest mysteries. It is, after all, invisible, emitting no light whatsoever. And yet, we know it exists by the gravitational strings it pulls. Stars, literally, dance to…

Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming — study

(University of Birmingham) Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects — a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate change, a new study reveals.

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Forest fragmentation hits wildlife hardest in the tropics

(Oregon State University) Animals that evolved in environments subject to large-scale habitat-altering events like fires and storms are better equipped to handle forest fragmentation caused by human development than species in low-disturbance environments.

Make your next Christmas tree out of books

A Christmas tree made from the National Union Catalog, built at the Gleeson Library, the University of San Francisco. (Photo: Shawncalhoun [CC BY-SA 3.0]/Wikimedia Commons) My friend Gwen posted a photo yesterday on her social page. The photo was of…

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The simplest of climate models run decades ago accurately projected global warming – Washington Post

Global average surface temperature change from 1970 through 2019 (so far). (Berkeley Earth) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. December 4 at 1:23 PM It’s a common refrain from those who question mainstream…

‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

Parker Solar Probe – now in its 4th orbit around our local star – is designed to endure the sun’s heat and radiation like no previous mission. Data collected during the craft’s first 2 orbits were released last month. This week, 4 new studies in Nature have space scientists buzzing.