- Food Is Too Sweet, Finds Big Data Analysis Of 400,000 Reviews
Throughout human history, humans have artificially selected food. The sweeter, the better. When agriculture came into being, such genetic engineering became commonplace. A banana we eat today has nothing in common with one of a few hundred years ago. At on ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2019 - 6:00am
- Yes, With Climate Change, Our Children Can Grow Up In A World Of Nature, Wonder- And Prosperity
It's so sad when people think they can't have children because of climate change. Two years ago most of these parents weren't despairing; they didn’t even give it thought. Climate change was not an election issue in the US elections in 2016 ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jun 30 2019 - 1:46pm
- Paris Climate Goals Mean Many Chinese & Indian Fossil Fuel Power Plants Retire Early Or Run Slow- CAN STILL ACHIEVE 1.5°C
This paper in Nature shows that if the world including China and India gradually ramp up their commitments to become 1.5°C compatible, then the new coal fired power plants they built recently or are building right now will need to be used at low capacity ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 4 2019 - 7:43am
- Check My City's Climate For 2050: Example, London Like Barcelona (at 2°C)- Using Someone Else's Climate To Help City Planning
This is being reported in a way that scares some people But this is not new climate research, and changes nothing about the 2018 IPCC report. It is just a public education paper, helping people to understand the consequences of climate change, and evaluat ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 12 2019 - 4:01pm
- Cigarette Butt Litter Hurts Plant Growth
The most disgusting thing about cigarette smoking for most isn't the smoke, nor is it the prospect of toxic carcinogens causing cancer in smokers the rest of us will end up subsidizing, it is that smokers often throw their garbage on the ground afterw ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 19 2019 - 9:43am
- Common Birds Like Great Tits Do NOT Risk Climate Change Extinction- Of 'Least Concern'- What Nature Paper Really Said
This article is being shared in the media widely as a report that even common birds like blue tits and great tits risk extinction. But that can’t be what is meant. What did it really say? ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 25 2019 - 2:28am
- Apples With Organic Fertilizer And Pesticides Contain More Bacteria Than Conventional
The most popular organic fertilizer is feces while the most popular pesticide is copper sulfate. Both of those don't sound great to ingest but a new study says that extra dung leads to more bacteria- and that may be a good thing, if you believe a lot ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2019 - 10:31am
- Why An Ice Free Summer Arctic Will NOT Have The Same Effect As 25 Years Of CO2 Emisisons
This is a new study that makes the dramatic claim that as the ice melts in summer in the Arctic, then because ice reflects away more sunlight than water, this will have a dramatic warming effect on the whole planet, equivalent to 25 years of anthropogenic ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 7:30pm
- China To Increase 2020 Climate Pledges, Support Green Climate Fund- Maintain Biodiversity & May Peak Emissions Early 2020s
China is currently targeting a 20% non fossil share by 2030, and there were reports that it is expected to target 35% of electricity from renewables by 2030 according to drafts for its next plan, the “Renewable Portfolio Standard”. ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 1:47am
- Ethiopians Plant 353 Million Trees In 12 Hours- World Record- Aim To Plant 4 Billion Total This Summer- What If UK Did Same?
Ethiopia has just planted 353 million trees in 12 hours. It is part of the national “green legacy” initiative to encourage all its citizens to plant 40 seedlings each for a total of 4 billion trees over this summer. Here is one of the photos Amir Aman, MD ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 12:26pm