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Schumer calls Canadian wildfires 'unprecedented,' warns of climate change impact

Schumer calls Canadian wildfires 'unprecedented,' warns of climate change impact

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the Canadian wildfires “truly unprecedented” in floor remarks Wednesday and warned of the ongoing damage caused by climate change. “This morning, our nation’s capital — and much of the Northeast, including almost the whole of my state, New York — woke up once again under a veil of […]

Major Science News, April 2021 | Wiki-based Science Summary

Major Science News, April 2021 | Wiki-based Science Summary

This update on recent major scientific papers and developments around the globe features news about detecting extraterrestrial technology, deep-sea bionic robots, wormholes, an “ark” of genomes on the Moon, warp drives & more These are Wikipedia-based brief reviews for last month’s additions to humanity’s stock of scientific knowledge. The video reviews March 2021. All items […]

How Covid and climate misinformation and 'fake news' spread in 2021

Misinformation about the Covid pandemic and climate change is slowing an effective collective response to these emergencies. BBC Monitoring’s experts Shayan Sardarizadeh and Kayleen Devlin explain the misinformation trends they have seen in 2021 and the effects they have had on lives around the world. Video produced by Suniti Singh Source link

Gen Z Is More Fatalistic Than Boomers About Climate Change

Nov. 10, 2021 — Members of Generation Z, or anyone born after 1996, are much likelier than baby boomers to have fatalistic views about behavioral adjustments to combat climate change, according to a survey of U.S. adults. Yet the two age groups are equally likely to make such changes. Conventional wisdom puts the two generations […]

Why You May Taste Climate Change in Your Coffee

Nov. 8, 2021 — If your morning coffee doesn’t taste like it used to, your coffee maker may not be to blame. A careful review of research suggests climate change may be wreaking havoc on the growing conditions needed for a perfect cup of joe. Coffee, native to Ethiopia, is grown on more than 27 […]

Combo of High Humidity and Heat Magnifies Climate Threat

Nov. 5, 2021 — Increasingly extreme and more frequent heat waves are clear signals of the threat climate change poses to human health, but heat isn’t the only important factor. High humidity increases the dangers of extreme heat, and high-humidity days are on the rise, too. New findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, show that […]