NBC: “having a child … is one of the worst things you can do for the environment”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – Climate Philosopher and parent Travis Rieder is back, demanding that other people refrain from having children for the sake of the planet. Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them. We need to stop pretending kids don’t have environmental and ethical consequences.…

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Claim: groundwater depletion releases ‘significant’ carbon dioxide

From the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION and the “giant sucking sound” department: Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide WASHINGTON D.C. — Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as groundwater depletion, releases…

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Findings portend benefits in restoration and aquaculture VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose water is held 1°C higher to test the effects of the ocean warming predicted…