articles tagged: climate change
nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors
# science

nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors

NASA reviewed predictions of how the planet should be warming generated by its GISTEMP dataset to see how accurate its models were, and the results were hardly shocking.

did exploding stars really help humans walk upright?
# evolution

did exploding stars really help humans walk upright?

Do we owe our ability to walk on two legs to a sudden burst of supernovae activity lasting for nearly five million years, or are researchers connecting dots that don't need to be connected?

how climate change will slowly poison our seafood
# science

how climate change will slowly poison our seafood

Toxic algal blooms are on the rise thanks to warming oceans, and that’s bad news for nations that rely on calories from seafood…

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
# science

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters
# politics

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters

Republican voters may cherry pick the science of climate change, but they love green energy in their backyards. So why are the lawmakers they elect trying to kill it?

is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?
# oddities

is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?

A popular fan theory says GoT is a metaphor for the threat of global warming. But by the same logic, it could also be a metaphor for the encroachment of automation, or any other drastic upheaval on your mind.

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?
# politics

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?

In today’s Gilded Age with global warming, advocacy for socialism is on the rise, framed as a requirement to save our planet. But the idea that socialism can save us from ourselves has been tried before. It ended badly.

the world’s insects are going extinct, and they might take us with them
# science

the world’s insects are going extinct, and they might take us with them

You might not care that that some places on Earth are seeing 75% declines in some insects. You really should. When they’re gone completely, so are the ecosystems in which we grow our food.

why global warming is so cold: how climate change is breaking up the polar vortex
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why global warming is so cold: how climate change is breaking up the polar vortex

On average, winters are getting warmer and milder across the Northern Hemisphere. So what’s with all the sudden cold snaps hammering North America and Europe?

climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030
# health

climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030

We knew people would die as climate change got progressively worse. Now we have a realistic idea of just how many, and plenty of hints that these statistics are underestimated.

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