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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Treating Atmospheric Apocalyptic Anxiety

Guest humor by Michael Kile TREATING ATMOSPHERIC APOCALYPTIC ANXIETY Dr Fiona Synapse, the controversial consultant psychiatrist, treats climate change worriers for eco-grief, lachrymal depression and related mood disorders at her secluded practice in South Devon, United Kingdom, known locally as The Funny Farm. She first entered the media spotlight several years ago after delivering a…

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…

The geoengineering of consent: How conspiracists dominate YouTube climate science content

Most YouTube videos relating to climate change prevention oppose scientific consensus and hijack technical terms to appear credible, says study Frontiers Using YouTube to learn about climate-change-related topics will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus. That’s the finding of a new study published in Frontiers in Communication, which also reveals…

Climate refugee cod

Even more it’s worse than we thought~ctm From Eurekalert High probability for loss of breeding grounds if temperature increases by more than 1.5 degrees Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research The latest research conducted by AWI experts that the chances of survival for the offspring of important fish species will dramatically…

Climate change poses significant threat to nutritional benefits of oysters

From Eurekalert: (no comment ~ctm) University of Plymouth The nutritional qualities of shellfish could be significantly reduced by future ocean acidification and warming, a new study suggests. Research has previously shown that climate change could threaten future production, safety and quality by negatively impacting the fitness of marine species. Now scientists from the University of…