Alien Solar

NASA is Funding a Search for Alien Civilisations Powered by Solar Cells

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Maybe someone out there has solved the problem of renewable energy intermittency. With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of civilizations in the galaxy Pollution, sprawling cities of megastructures, any sign aliens are screwing up just like us… MON 22 JUN 2020 // 07:52 UTC Astronomers are on the hunt for…

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Time: Climate Change is a Threat to Expensive French Wine

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bordeaux winegrowers are experimenting with new grape varieties to prepare for a time when Merlot grapes will no longer produce the right flavour due to climate change. ‘The Taste of Bordeaux Is Going to Change.’ Under Threat From Climate Change and Coronavirus, French Winemakers Try Experimenting BY MÉLISSA GODIN MAY 22, 2020…

Using proverbs to study local perceptions of climate change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If you thought open source temperature monitoring was an interesting approach to measuring climate change, you’re going to love the proverb temperature reconstruction proxy. Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs MAY 15, 2020 10:34 PM AEST A study carried out by the ICTA-UAB presents a novel way of using…

@CNN hits peak stupid, taps @GretaThunberg for #COVID19 panel

From the YGBFKM department comes this…this…thing. No words. Beyond parody: CNN taps Greta Thunberg for expert coronavirus panelby Brad Polumbo, Washington Examiner The brave, hard-hitting journalists over at CNN are hosting a town hall Thursday evening on Coronavirus: Facts and Fears. Our First Amendment warriors are only bringing viewers the best of experts, such as former…