Climate   Fri 28 Feb 15:22 GMT

To 11 million Brazilians, the Earth is flat

To 11 million Brazilians, the Earth is flat

Brazil is a country currently swept up in the post-truth era and the anti-intellectual, climate-change-skeptic worldview embodied by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

rappler.com - 10 hours ago

After high temperatures recorded in Antarctica, NASA images show continent's brown barren land- Technology News, Firstpost

After high temperatures recorded in Antarctica, NASA images show continent's brown barren land- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 Information WorkersFeb 26, 2020 11:57:30 IST Pictures from NASA’s Earth Observatory reveals the glaciers in Antarctica are melting due to uncharacteristically heat climate within the continent. On 6 February, a analysis station in Antarctica, the Espera…

bestgamingpro.com - 14 hours ago

Yet another bleaching event hits Great Barrier Reef

Yet another bleaching event hits Great Barrier Reef

Several conservation organisations are reporting that the Great Barrier Reef may have suffered yet another coral bleaching event, as climate change pushes water temperatures to dangerous levels.

echo.net.au - 18 hours ago

Climate change: how do I cope with our planet's inevitable decline?

Climate change: how do I cope with our planet's inevitable decline?

Some argue humans lack the altruism and long-term thinking that is needed to deal with the climate crisis. So how can you stay motivated?

theconversation.com - 19 hours ago

New, Efficient Way to Generate Hydrogen from Organic Waste Solution

New, Efficient Way to Generate Hydrogen from Organic Waste Solution

In the current scenario of pollution, climate change, and diminishing resources, hydrogen is one fuel that could dramatically change the course in the energy sector.

azocleantech.com - 21 hours ago

Energy Industry Game-Changer: Using Rust and Organic Waste to Produce Hydrogen Fuel

Energy Industry Game-Changer: Using Rust and Organic Waste to Produce Hydrogen Fuel

Scientists identify a new and efficient way of producing hydrogen from organic waste solution using a catalyst derived from — of all things — rust. In today's narrative of climate change, pollution, and diminishing resources, one fuel could be a game-changer …

scitechdaily.com - 21 hours ago

Antarctic ice walls protect the climate

Antarctic ice walls protect the climate

The ocean can store much more heat than the atmosphere. The deep sea around Antarctica stores thermal energy that is the equivalent of heating the air above the continent by 400 degrees.

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Climate change: 10 common myths – and what science really says

Climate change: 10 common myths – and what science really says

Misconceptions and outright misinformation have gotten out of hand. Here's what you need to know.

CBS News - a day ago

GOES Extreme Weather–Tracking Satellites Get Ready for Launch

GOES Extreme Weather–Tracking Satellites Get Ready for Launch

A new array of sats will detect nearly every bolt of lightning in the Western Hemisphere, powering an early warning system for climate-change-fueled superstorms.

Wired - a day ago

New app launched for public to help pioneering hand identification research

New app launched for public to help pioneering hand identification research

The H-Unique program aims to discover whether our hands are truly unique by looking at anatomical differences caused by development, genetics, ageing, the environment and even accidents. If our hands are indeed unique, the researchers will train computers …

eurekalert.org - 2 days ago

Australia Wildfires Were Far Worse Than Climate Models Predicted

Australia Wildfires Were Far Worse Than Climate Models Predicted

​​The bushfires were far more catastrophic than any climate crisis models out there, leading scientists to call the devastation "a fiery wake-up call for climate science."

ecowatch.com - 2 days ago

Can a new kind of power plant improve air quality, resilience?

Can a new kind of power plant improve air quality, resilience?

Researchers from the University of Houston, backed by $4 million in funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have joined a pilot project testing the use of supercritical CO2, or pressurized carbon dioxide, to produce low-cost, low-emission …

eurekalert.org - 2 days ago

Tel Aviv University researchers discover a non-breathing living animal

Tel Aviv University researchers discover a non-breathing living animal

"Living in an oxygen-free environment, it has shed unnecessary genes responsible for aerobic respiration and become an even simpler organism” – lead researcher Prof. Dorothee Huchon of TAU.

The Jerusalem Post - 2 days ago

This animal doesn’t breathe, and it’s a first for science

This animal doesn’t breathe, and it’s a first for science

Earth has an incredible diversity of animal life. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and lives in just about every type of environment our planet has to offer. There are, however, a number of things…

bgr.com - 2 days ago

Antarctica is melting. NASA photos show consequence of record temperatures

Antarctica is melting. NASA photos show consequence of record temperatures

Antarctica is losing its characteristic white color, and climate change has a lot to do with it.

zmescience.com - 3 days ago

A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island's snow in 9 days

A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island's snow in 9 days

A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica's northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island's snow cover melted in that time -- an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis.

CNN - 3 days ago

Here's the Pro-Bernie Climate Scientist Op-Ed the Washington Post Wouldn't Run

Here's the Pro-Bernie Climate Scientist Op-Ed the Washington Post Wouldn't Run

On Sunday, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by Fred Hiatt, the opinion page’s editor, entitled “How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Both Reject the Reality of Climate Change.” This false equivalence is, to put it bluntly, absolutely one of the m…

gizmodo.com - 3 days ago

Climate Deniers Are Out of Ideas

Climate Deniers Are Out of Ideas

Folks, the Washington Post had itself a Sunday night. The paper inexplicably published a puff piece on the “anti-Greta,” a German teen peddling soft climate denial who’s being supported by a group of old white guys at the Heartland Institute. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 3 days ago

In a Stunning Reversal, Company Realizes Its Giant Oil Sands Project Is a Poor Investment

In a Stunning Reversal, Company Realizes Its Giant Oil Sands Project Is a Poor Investment

In the middle of Canada’s majestic boreal forests, Vancouver-based Teck Resources Limited had proposed building one of the world’s largest oil sands mines. The Frontier Project would’ve stretched across more than 72,000 acres in Alberta, mining an area roughl…

gizmodo.com - 3 days ago

Keep Your Vegetables From Getting Mushy in the Slow Cooker

Keep Your Vegetables From Getting Mushy in the Slow Cooker

“Fix and forget” may be the watchwords of slow cooking, but that doesn’t mean one should be thoughtless. Just a little prep work and forethought can be the difference between a flavorful stew and an insipid pile of mush. Read more...

lifehacker.com - 3 days ago

You just lived through the warmest January on record

You just lived through the warmest January on record

For 421 straight months, Earth has been warmer than average. January 2020 continued where 2019 left off, as the planet's relentless, long-term heating trend — stoked by skyrocketing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations — resulted in the warmest global Ja…

Mashable - 4 days ago

Planting 1 trillion trees might not actually be a good idea

Planting 1 trillion trees might not actually be a good idea

In Davos, the World Economic Forum launched a campaign to plant 1 trillion trees. Dozens of scientists say those trees might do more harm than good.

The Verge - 4 days ago

Google's 3D scans recreate historical sites threatened by climate change

Google's 3D scans recreate historical sites threatened by climate change

Google is no stranger to reproducing historical sites online, but it's now pushing technical boundaries to recreate those sites at risk of vanishing due to the ravages of climate change. It's launching a "Heritage on the Edge" collection in Arts & Culture tha…

Engadget - 4 days ago

More Than 350 Employees Risk Their Jobs to Call Out Amazon's Climate Failures

More Than 350 Employees Risk Their Jobs to Call Out Amazon's Climate Failures

Earlier this month, Amazon told employees to stop talking publicly about its inadequate climate plan or risk losing their jobs. In response, 350 employees took to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice’s (AECJ) Medium page on Sunday evening to lay out why Amaz…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

See the impacts of Antarctica's heat wave in stunning before-and-after photos

See the impacts of Antarctica's heat wave in stunning before-and-after photos

On Feb. 6, the ongoing impacts of climate change delivered a record-setting 65-degree day in the icy continent of Antarctica. Now you can see what that warming actually looks like. The first image below is from Feb. 4, just a couple days before the arrival of…

Mashable - 4 days ago

The UK Plans to Ban the Sale of Gas and Hybrid Cars by 2035

The UK Plans to Ban the Sale of Gas and Hybrid Cars by 2035

The UK is going hard in its game to ban cars. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at the launch of talks related to COP26, the next chapter of international climate talks, that his government would accelerate its ban on the sale of gas- and diesel-run vehi…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Meet the First Climate Reporter to Ever Moderate a Presidential Debate

Meet the First Climate Reporter to Ever Moderate a Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential candidates will gather for the penultimate debate of the primary season tomorrow night, just three days before the Nevada caucus. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Europe Has a $130 Billion Natural Gas Problem

Europe Has a $130 Billion Natural Gas Problem

In 2019, the U.S. began officially pulling out of the Paris Agreement, rolled back tons of important climate legislation, and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure. Meanwhile last fall, Germany committed to reaching net-zero by 2050 late last month. And last mo…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Climate Change Could Force Millions of Americans to Flee the Coast. AI Predicts Where They'll Go

Climate Change Could Force Millions of Americans to Flee the Coast. AI Predicts Where They'll Go

By the end of the century, sea level rise could force 13 million people to move away from the U.S. coasts. But it’s not just the coasts that will be affected—so will the places where those migrants end up. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End 'Human Life as We Know it'

World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End 'Human Life as We Know it'

The finance industry is issuing some of the direst warnings about climate change while funding the industry most responsible for it. Today’s example: JP Morgan. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

The Climate Crisis Is About Right and Wrong

The Climate Crisis Is About Right and Wrong

The World Economic Forum’s annual Davos gathering gives world leaders and rich people the chance to talk about their worst ideas and beliefs. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin really took the cake this year. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Polar Bears to Raise Babies

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Polar Bears to Raise Babies

Polar bears are basically mascots of the environmental movement owing to the risks the climate crisis poses to them. And y’all, they’re doing really, really badly! Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Climate change: Sacked climate chief 'may sue government'

Climate change: Sacked climate chief 'may sue government'

Claire O’Neill, an ex-minister, had been due to preside over the UN climate meeting in Glasgow.

BBC News - 4 days ago

Australia fires: NSW inquiry to probe climate change impact

Australia fires: NSW inquiry to probe climate change impact

The independent inquiry will examine the impact of climate change on the recent bushfires.

BBC News - 4 days ago

How to Buy Carbon Offsets That Actually Help the Environment

How to Buy Carbon Offsets That Actually Help the Environment

Carbon offsets can seem too good to be true. In theory, the offsets work like a big sponge sopping up all the emissions you put into the environment when traveling by plane or riding in a car. It all comes at a relatively low cost, as well: you can offset emi…

lifehacker.com - 4 days ago

Jeff Bezos Earth Fund: How can $10bn fight climate change?

Jeff Bezos Earth Fund: How can $10bn fight climate change?

Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to fight climate change - but how should the money be spent?

BBC News - 4 days ago

Why Latinx Voters Make Nevada the First Climate Primary

Why Latinx Voters Make Nevada the First Climate Primary

With the New Hampshire primaries wrapped, all eyes are on Nevada, where the nation’s next presidential caucus is merely 10 days away. It’s the first caucus or primary in a state whose population is mostly people of color, so candidates would be foolish to ign…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Amazon workers risk their jobs to attack the company over climate policies

Amazon workers risk their jobs to attack the company over climate policies

"We will not be silenced," a group of Amazon employees has declared in a bold effort to protest its company climate and external communications policies. Hundreds of employees -- 364 as of this writing -- have issued public statements criticizing the the e-co…

Engadget - 4 days ago

How your favorite airline can slash its colossal carbon emissions

How your favorite airline can slash its colossal carbon emissions

If the airline industry were its own country, it would emit more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the air than nearly every nation on Earth. To quell these prodigious emissions, and to prepare for a future where already-booming air travel is expected to trip…

Mashable - 4 days ago

These recycling rules could actually make a huge difference, but they're probably doomed

These recycling rules could actually make a huge difference, but they're probably doomed

Picture it now: It’s you, in the faded light of your kitchen, dutifully rinsing out that plastic container that you didn’t even want to get but the store gave to you anyway, carefully dabbing it dry, and then placing it in its proper recycling container. Rejo…

Mashable - 4 days ago

Want to Fight Climate Change? Stop Believing These Myths

Want to Fight Climate Change? Stop Believing These Myths

In Mark Jaccard’s new book, *The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success,* he argues that the key is to stop obsessing about notions like peak oil.

Wired - 4 days ago

Hundreds of Amazon employees break company policy to call out its climate practices

Hundreds of Amazon employees break company policy to call out its climate practices

Amazon employees are making themselves heard. On Sunday, Amazon employees spoke out about the company's climate policies through a post on Medium organized by the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice. 357 employees individually shared their views on the…

Mashable - 4 days ago

Let's Not Rely on Billionaires To Fund Climate Action

Let's Not Rely on Billionaires To Fund Climate Action

This week, the richest man in the world announced that he will give $10 billion dollars to the fight to stop the climate crisis. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his new fund in an Instagram post on Sunday. Read more...

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

The kids' climate lawsuit isn't dead yet

The kids' climate lawsuit isn't dead yet

Even though judges tossed out his big case last week, lawyer Phillip Gregory, who represents 21 youth in an unprecedented climate lawsuit against the U.S. government, was in a superb mood Thursday morning. "I'm doing amazing," said Gregory. The case, for now,…

Mashable - 4 days ago

Watch a furious fire erupt outside Australia's capital

Watch a furious fire erupt outside Australia's capital

Australia's historic fire season, enhanced by a warming climate, still rages. Though the profoundly parched bushlands around southeastern Australia received a much-needed deluge in mid-January, the rain was only enough to reduce fires — not stomp them out. It…

Mashable - 4 days ago

Please, For the Love of All Things Holy, Stop Pretending Natural Gas Is a 'Transition Fuel'

Please, For the Love of All Things Holy, Stop Pretending Natural Gas Is a 'Transition Fuel'

Look, the story of Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate is the very public evisceration of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But hey, some other stuff happened, too! Even some climate stuff, including letting Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Bloomberg’s muti…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Weathering With You wraps our climate crisis around a love story

Weathering With You wraps our climate crisis around a love story

Weathering With You is the latest film from Makoto Shinkai, the writer and director who shot to worldwide fame with 2016’s Your Name. The film takes place in a Japan beset by endless rain, where the climate apocalypse is already here.

The Verge - 4 days ago

5 ways to cope with climate change anxiety

5 ways to cope with climate change anxiety

Melting ice sheets. Wildfires that turn the sky red. Record-breaking heat waves. The terrifying effects of climate change are hard to miss. They also leave many people fearful about the future of the planet and our civilization. If that sounds familiar, you'r…

Mashable - 4 days ago