Study: Brainwash the Next Generation to Promote Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens have finally worked out how to promote climate action: Create more greens, by “ingraining” children with their worldview. Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think People have to grasp how climate change impacts them, and we need to value environmentally sound behavior John…

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Study: trees in cities actually make pollution worse during heat waves

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY comes this counter-intuitive finding: During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities “greener,” both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation…

Oh noes! Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

From the “greening of the planet must be a bad thing” department and the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER comes this breathless missive. Note: one species of moss is not equal to the implied “all plant life” in their sub-headline. Additionally, sampling only three sites isn’t necessarily a representative sample of Antarctica. PUBLIC RELEASE: 18-MAY-2017 Antarctica ‘greening’ due to…

New list of extreme weather mortality events shows events of the past were worse than today

Measuring the human impact of weather WMO issues new records of weather impacts in terms of lives lost ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of…