How Mars lost its water to space

How the sun pumps out water from Mars into space Russian and German physicists have offered an explanation for the new data obtained by Martian satellites, capturing the “escape” of hydrogen atoms from the upper Martian atmosphere into outer space. The developed model fits well with the observations and explains a number of puzzling phenomena…

Advertisements

Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)

From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship of Fools) More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity – they are calling for the world to stop ignoring…

Woke kids can now terrify themselves anywhere with a new CAGW app

From Gizmodo  science This Striking Climate Change Visualisation Is Now Customisable for Any Place on Earth By Brian Kahn on 18 Jun 2019 at 2:30PM When University of Reading climate scientist released his warming stripes visualisation for the globe last year, people freaked (in a good way). The minimalist graphic stripped out unnecessary clutter and…

Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes

From Nature Communications. Abstract Most Earth system models agree that land will continue to store carbon due to the physiological effects of rising CO2 concentration and climatic changes favoring plant growth in temperature-limited regions. But they largely disagree on the amount of carbon uptake. The historical CO2 increase has resulted in enhanced photosynthetic carbon fixation…

Wheat myth debunked

The pervasive myth that intensive breeding has made modern wheat cultivars weaker and more dependent on pesticides and fertilisers is debunked by a major new study University of Queensland The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers is debunked by new research published in Nature Plants today. Lead author…