Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

From The BBC Matt McGrath Environment correspondent @mattmcgrathbbc on Twitter 24 July 2019 Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”? Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.…

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That 70’s Climate Crisis Show

Guest nostalgia-izing by David Middleton A common theme in Warmunist vs Skeptic “debates” is the notion of a scientific consensus regarding global cooling in the 1970’s. My recollection is that there was no scientific consensus, because there weren’t enough climatologists around back then to hold a decent debate, much less form a consensus. However, there…

Record Cold Cripples Food Crops: Future Food Security at Risk

by Vijay Jayaraj Are we putting ourselves at risk by not weighing the risks of cold weather appropriately? And have we, out of our negligence, rendered the agricultural sector susceptible to disaster in the event of an unexpected cooling? After an unusually cold spring and summer this year hampered crop growth across the Northern Hemisphere,…

Never Have US Health Professionals Been So Foolish

By Steve Goreham Originally published in NewsBlaze. Last month, 74 US medical and public health groups released a “U.S. Call to Action,” declaring climate change a “true public health emergency” that can be solved by “urgent action.” The statement calls for a transition away from hydrocarbon energy and a move to a low-carbon economy. But…

Gangs of Pompeii: Volcanologists vs Archaeologists

Guest “you couldn’t make this sort of schist up, if you were trying” by David Middleton Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions Volcanologists say excavations by archaeologists are destroying useful clues about lava flow Hannah Devlin Science correspondent @hannahdev Mon 22 Jul 2019 02.00 EDT […] After years of simmering tensions, a row has…