Why we love scary news stories, just as children like candy

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus site By Larry Kummer, Editor / 6 Comments / 6 November 2019 Summary: A new chapter has begun in the climate wars. The reason why reveals something about America – about us – that we must know if we are to steer America to a safe and prosperous future. “I…

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Prepare to retreat before climate change!

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus website Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change, Science & Nature 27 August 2019 Summary: The latest issue of Science has a powerful paper about our coming desperate attempts to prepare for climate change. Let’s look under the hood to see how scientists produce advice for policy-makers. It reveals that the peer-review…

Extreme Climate Events Impact Marine Habitat Forming Communities Along 45% of Australia’s Coast

From Frontiers in Marine Science Original Research ARTICLE Front. Mar. Sci., 24 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00411 Severe Continental-Scale Impacts of Climate Change Are Happening Now: Extreme Climate Events Impact Marine Habitat Forming Communities Along 45% of Australia’s Coast Russell C. Babcock1,2*, Rodrigo H. Bustamante1, Elizabeth A. Fulton3, Derek J. Fulton3, Michael D. E. Haywood1, Alistair…

Could climate change cause infertility?

University of Lincoln The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. In the new scientific paper, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, and an academic letter recently published…