From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: Slight Rise in Temperatures Tied to Heat Wave Deaths

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen     The Claim: The venerable NY Times carries this headline:  “In India, Slight Rise in Temperatures Is Tied to Heat Wave Deaths”. The study cited makes this conclusion: “Mean temperatures across India have risen by more than 0.5°C over this period, with statistically significant increases in heat waves. Using…

What’s the Recovery Rate from Extinction?

Guest post by David Middleton It’s at least 67% among the Incilius genus of toads. AMPHIBIANS Frog not sighted in 30 years and declared extinct reappears in Costa Rica Published June 07, 2017 SAN JOSE –  Costa Rican scientists reported Tuesday the reappearance of an endemic frog species that had not been sighted for three decades. It…

Unpalatable: Eating insects helps to curb climate change

This essay was sent unsolicited to me, and while I consider the topic pointless for western cultures, it’s worth a read just to see how other parts of the world think – Anthony Guest essay by Sameer Pokhrel Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal Where going vegan is suggested as one of the better alternatives to reduce…