Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Findings could help improve regional sea level forecasts National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study. The findings suggest…

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New machine learning method predicts additions to global list of threatened plant species

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Researchers created and trained a machine learning algorithm to assign risk probabilities to 150,000 plant species worldwide University of Maryland The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is a powerful tool for researchers and policymakers working to stem the tide of species loss across…

Now visible: Comet as big as the full moon

Hyperactive comet 46P/Wirtanen is approaching Earth for one of the closest Earth-comet encounters of the Space Age. Observers report that the comet’s gaseous green atmosphere now covers a patch of sky as large as the full Moon–and it is growing larger. On Dec. 16th, Comet 46P/Wirtanenwill approach Earth less than 11.5 million km away–making it one…

French Government Backs Down on “Climate Change” Fuel Taxes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – President Macron’s government has retreated from imposing climate change fuel taxes, caved in to pressure from the yellow jacket movement. But the protestors are already suggesting that the government backdown might not be enough. French PM announces suspension of fuel tax hikes after ‘Yellow Vest’…

Excess winter deaths in England and Wales highest since 1976

Not one mention of fuel poverty in the entire article.  Love the photo caption. Maybe, just maybe.  IT’S THE WRONG KIND OF COLD~ctm From the Guardian Call for more NHS resources as elderly people and women among most vulnerable Snow in Derbyshire last December. The temperatures last winter are thought to have been partly to…