Back to the Anthropocene! Arctic Sea Ice Edition

Guest geological story-telling by David Middleton Do you ever get tired of smarmy, snot-nosed articles like this? Obituary: Remembering the Holocene Epoch BY CHRIS WILSON AUGUST 29, 2016 The Holocene Epoch, which witnessed milestones from the development of Crater Lake to the invention of the electric guitar, died prematurely Monday in Cape Town at the age of…

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The Conversation: “democracy may be an obstacle to … action … on climate change”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall PHD student Christian Elliott is worried that democracy, the tendency for Conservatives to sometimes win elections, is impeding vital progress on climate change; though he hopes that reframing the issue and tackling negative stereotypes may bring Conservatives on board. Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change October…

Was this zoologist punished for telling school kids politically incorrect facts about polar bears?

From The Financial Post Opinion: Dr. Susan Crockford describes her expulsion from the University of Victoria as ‘an academic hanging without a trial, conducted behind closed doors’ Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford says that, contrary to the claims of environmental activists, polar bears are currently thriving and are at no risk of extinction from climate change.Postmedia…

There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one

From The Conversation Last week, amid the cacophony of reactions to Greta Thunberg’s appearance before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, a group of self-proclaimed “prominent scientists” sent a registered letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The letter, headed “There is no climate emergency”, urged Guterres to follow: …a climate policy based on sound science,…

Quantum paradox experiment may lead to more accurate clocks and sensors

University of Queensland More accurate clocks and sensors may result from a recently proposed experiment, linking an Einstein-devised paradox to quantum mechanics. University of Queensland physicist Dr Magdalena Zych said the international collaboration aimed to test Einstein’s twin paradox using quantum particles in a ‘superposition’ state. “The twin paradox is one of the most counterintuitive…

Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms

Climate change is likely hampering recovery efforts Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, DC– The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes, which was conducted by Carnegie’s Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak and NASA’s Nima Pahlevan and published by…

Aussie Left Retreating from Vote Losing Climate Extremism?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with unaffordably extreme climate policies, a leading Aussie opposition politician has shocked colleagues by suggesting they ditch their current position, and copy the winning party’s far less ambitious climate policies. Labor MPs condemn suggestion they adopt Coalition climate change policyJoel Fitzgibbon’s climate…