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Cloud Seeding: Does It Prevent Global Warming or Worsens It? – Science Times

Cloud seeding has been used in many countries to enhance precipitation, dissipate fog, and modify hurricanes. It can be done by humans and can also occur naturally. But this method is controversial for many reasons. Clouds protect the planet by reflecting…

Indonesian wildfires a ‘fixable problem’

(University of Exeter) Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a “fixable problem”, according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the issue.

Today’s catastrophic concerns shaped by past interactions between science, culture

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) “Catastrophic Thinking” may seem a title well timed for 2020, given its global pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes. David Sepkoski’s new book, however, is not a doomsday warning for the future, but a history of how concerns about threats to the planet and the human race came to be. He travels “from Darwin to the Anthropocene” to examine how science and culture have interacted to shape those views, especially on extinction and the value of diversity.

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Red Cross says global warming poses greater threat than COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a report released Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic that global warming is an even “bigger catastrophe” that “has been building for many decades.” In its 2020 World…

Red Cross says global warming poses greater threat than COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a report released Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic that global warming is an even “bigger catastrophe” that “has been building for many decades.” In its 2020 World…

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‘Science Is Back’ Because This Former Obama Advisor Said So

If you were lucky enough to attend America’s premier academic institution, Harvard University, you would receive most days, as I do, the Harvard Gazette. The Gazette generally cloaks its pieces in the mantle of “news”; but really its principal function…

Community helps scientists evaluate smoke forecasts

Across the Wasatch Front, both researchers and community members maintain enough air quality sensors to provide a high-resolution picture of how the smoke moved through the valley — perfect for testing and refining smoke forecast models.

Climate change basics: beyond global warming – WCBD News 2

Our planet is warming. The data doesn’t lie- global temperatures have risen nearly 2 degrees since the late 19th century, a direct result of increased greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide, since the Industrial Revolution. These seemingly small changes to…

Accelerated global warming and stadial cooling events: IPCC oversights regarding future climate trends

 by Andrew Glikson The linear nature of global warming projections by the IPCC (2014) Assessment Report (AR5) (Figure 1) appears to take little account of stadial cooling events, such as have followed peak temperature rises in previous interglacial stages. The…