NASA’s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

From NASA Editor’s note: This release was updated on Dec. 25 to reflect the observatory’s release at approximately 870 miles (1,400 kilometers). NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m.…

New Greta On The Shelf Doll Will Track Your Climate Sins

New Greta On The Shelf Doll Will Track Your Climate Sins

Merry Christmas Earth, You Get a New Telescope

Webb is targeted to launch at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 25, on an ESA-provided Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of…

Government inaction on climate change linked to psychological distress in young people

Nearly half of global youth surveyed (45%) say climate anxiety and distress is affecting their daily lives and functioning – according to results from the largest scientific study into climate…

Claim: Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by the end of the millennium

“This study demonstrates clearly that the impact of 21st-century climate change on the Antarctic ice sheet extends well beyond the 21st century itself, and the most severe consequences — multi-meter…

Behold a Winter Solstice

The Earth’s solstices come twice a year. For the Northern Hemisphere, the summer (June) solstice occurs around June 20-21, and the winter (December) solstice happens around Dec. 21-22.

From giant elephants to nimble gazelles: Early humans hunted the largest available animals to extinction for 1.5 million years

The study shows that humans always hunted the largest available animals until they became exceedingly rare or extinct, and then went on to target the next-largest.

Air bubbles in Antarctic ice point to cause of oxygen decline

Glacial erosion likely caused atmospheric oxygen levels to dip over past 800,000 years

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Humans Have Figured Out How to Make a Warp Bubble

Warp bubbles were long the domain of science fiction, until theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre came along and theorized his Alcubierre warp drive in 1994, which maintained general relativity while allowing…

Study: The Urban Heat Island Penalty Grows, Especially at Night

From the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), more confirmation of a night-time warming bias in climate records due to increased infrastructure. RICHLAND, Wash.—City living has its perks: Live music, museums,…

Arrest the Climate Blasphemers!

. Mark Dice Mark Dice interviews the they on the street. HT/Kirk H

Claim: Ocean Acidification and Warming Disrupts Fish Shoals

“If the ability for fish to work together is detrimentally affected it could determine the survival of particular species in the oceans of the future. Tropical species may initially fare…

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Makes Surprising Discoveries

The preservation of organics inside ancient rocks – regardless of origin – at both Gale and Jezero Craters does mean that potential biosignatures (signs of life, whether past or present)…

Winter is Coming: Researchers Claim to Uncover the Surprising Cause of the Little Ice Age

. Over the course of a few decades in the late 1300s and 1400s, vast amounts of ice were flushed out into the North Atlantic, which not only cooled the…

Claim: Brain Study on How to Slow Down Climate Change

Our neuroscientific findings can therefore help to make communication on the climate crisis more effective, for instance by giving those affected a name and a face instead of talking about…

Study Combines Climatic, Tectonic Models to Explain Andean Conundrum

“This study is a critical step forward to have the ability to quantitatively link climate and tectonics – something not well represented in the past studies,” Liu said.  

Challenging Einstein’s Greatest Theory with Extreme Stars

The study, published today in the journal Physical Review X, reveals new relativistic effects that, although expected, have now been observed for the first time.

Natural variability in Pacific Ocean drives decade-long intensification in Pacific walker circulation

The study showed evidence that natural decadal variability related to the Pacific Ocean played a more significant role in modulating the Pacific Walker circulation change and the Walker circulation was projected to…

Press Release: KNMI Scrapped Too Many Tropical Days in De Bilt

Properly performed corrections of the daily temperatures at De Bilt are important for, among other things, assessing climate change in the Netherlands. With the applied correction on the daytime temperatures…

Why We Must “Quit Worrying About Uncertainty in Sea Level Projections”

What the world needs is accurate actionable local data on their own local relative sea level rise and its contributing components so that they can come up with sensible no-regrets…

Volcanic Fertilization of the Oceans Drove Severe Mass Extinction, Say Scientists

“Our study may prompt reinvestigations of other mass extinctions during Earth history”, concludes Dr Longman.

Higher than average Svalbard sea ice extent in November 2021 has implications for birth of cubs

Results of polar bear health monitoring in the spring of 2021 indicated the bears are doing just fine after last year’s low ice levels. Despite this evidence, a single bear photographed killing a…

Claim: Air Bubbles Sound Climate Change’s Impact on Glaciers #ASA181

“Recording the underwater sounds from a melting terminus will open the door to long-term acoustical monitoring of ice loss, and how it is linked to water temperature,” said Deane. “The…