In South Asia, humid heat expected to surpass fatal levels by the late 21st century

From Eurekalert Public Release: 2-Aug-2017 Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Hot and humid temperatures in South Asia, which contains one-fifth of the global population, will exceed the upper limit of human survivability by the late 21st century,…

Risk to Europe’s most dangerous pathogens revealed

From Eurekalert Public Release: 2-Aug-2017 University of Liverpool The impact of climate change on the emergence and spread of infectious diseases could be greater than previously thought, according to new research by the University of Liverpool. The study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first large-scale assessment of how climate affects bacterium, viruses or other…

Earth Overshoot Day: An Anthropocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton I think future historians will be amazed at how the Anthropocene was filled with more myths and fables than the combined cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and wherever Thor came from… By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.…

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

From Eurekalert Public Release: 2-Aug-2017 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Key Takeaways: Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions lower the nutritional value of staple crops, increasing the risk for dietary deficiencies among the world’s most vulnerable people. This study provides further evidence for the need to curb human-caused CO2 emissions. Boston, MA – If CO2…

Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

From The GWPF Matt Ridley, The Times The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and reliability. But they were abandoned. All three parties share the blame for Britain’s policy fiasco. Shortly before parliament broke up this month, there was a…