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Biodiversity loss in warming oceans | Stanford News – Stanford University News

A fossil study from Stanford University suggests the diversity of life in the world’s oceans declined time and again over the past 145 million years during periods of extreme warming. Many other factors are also expected to negatively impact habitat…

What can a dinosaur’s inner ear tell us? Just listen

(Yale University) New Haven, Conn. — If paleontologists had a wish list, it would almost certainly include insights into two particular phenomena: how dinosaurs interacted with each other and how they began to fly.

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change – The New York Times

Brazil’s right-wing populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, scorned public health guidance and insisted that lockdowns and mobility restrictions would be a bigger threat to the country’s weak economy. Brazil now has one of the world’s highest death tolls and its economy…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Time for a mass extinction metrics makeover

(Yale University) Researchers at Yale and Princeton say the scientific community sorely needs a new way to compare the cascading effects of ecosystem loss due to human-induced environmental change to major crises of the past.

Global warming perceptions by states: More Americans accept fault – NBC News

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than 50 years since the words “Earth Day” entered the country’s environmental lexicon, and polling data show there is an increasing understanding that humans do, in fact, play a large role in earth’s changing environment….

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself – The Washington Post

Advertisement Story continues below advertisement And when the fierce waves of winter come and kelp is ripped from its rocky anchors and washed out to the deep sea, that carbon gets buried on the ocean floor. It may stay there…

There Is No Climate Emergency. Here’s Why

By obligating the United States once more to the Paris agreement, and by signaling very clearly that “climate” will be central to its policies, the Biden administration has joined other governments in the crusade against a supposed “climate emergency.” We…

Climate policy is important, but the bigger challenge is cultural change | TheHill – The Hill

The Biden administration’s bold new moves on climate change are setting the U.S. on a new path toward reducing its effects in the coming years. Changing the institutional rules that guide the actions of agencies, corporations, organizations and individuals is vital to…