Study: bugs hate light at night more than “climate change”

Light pollution a reason for insect decline Artificial lighting at night could be a reason for declining insect populations Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have now discovered that regions that have…

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Claim: Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

From the COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE and the “learn garbage in, get garbage out” department. Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction New York, NY–June 19, 2018–A major challenge in current climate prediction models is how to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening. This challenge is behind…

The Pope’s Misguided War On Fossil Fuels

By H. STERLING BURNETT It seems that Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 papal encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. At a recent Vatican meeting, he called many of the world’s leading oil company executives to the carpet. Francis told the…

Happy 30th Birthday Gorebal Warming!

Guest drive-by by David Middleton Well… Happy 30th birthday, 3 days early… AP Was There: The age of climate change begins By GUY DARST, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Jun 18, 2018 On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that…