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The Future Of N. American Energy Hinges On The U.S. Election

One issue on which the two American presidential candidates are sharply divided is the nexus between the environment and energy development. While it may not be the determining factor in an election that’s shaping up primarily to be a referendum…

Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil – The New York Times

Humble dirt could pack an unexpected climate punch, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. An experiment that heated soil underneath a tropical rainforest to mimic temperatures expected in the coming decades found that hotter soils…

The First Cell named LUCA

(Springer) How did life on earth begin, and what does LUCA have to do with it? In their book The First Cell: The Mystery Surrounding the Beginning of Life, the geologist Ulrich C. Schreiber together with the physical chemist Christian Mayer trace the origin of life on earth and describe what it took for the first cell LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, to form.

Researchers identify human influence as key agent of ocean warming patterns in the future

(University of Oxford) Scientists from the Department of Physics at Oxford University have discovered that the influence of circulation changes on shaping ocean warming will diminish in the future. This is despite having been identified and modelled as a key factor over the past 60 years.

The Tyranny Of Global Warmists Is Worse Than You Think

“The more one has paid for a forgery, the more one defends it in the face of all the evidence to the contrary,” writes John Le Carré in his novel about espionage and deception, Smiley’s People. This certainly seems to…

Teen Activist Accuses Greta Thunberg Of ‘Spilling Out Propaganda’

Naomi Seibt (pictured), the German dubbed the ‘anti-Greta Thunberg’ of climate change, targeted Ms. Thunberg for “not knowing any more than a random teenager” after the Swedish teenager waded into a row over coronavirus. Fury erupted earlier this year after…

Jealous feelings can act as a tool to strengthen friendships

(Arizona State University) Jealousy can be important for maintaining friendships, which are crucial to physical and emotional health. A study conducted by scientists at Arizona State University, Oklahoma State University, and Hamilton College found feelings of jealousy were sensitive to the value of the friendship and motivated behaviors aimed at keeping friends.