Members of the group—which argues carbon dioxide from fossil fuels will ultimately be beneficial for the planet—told E&E News they want to use the platform to reach a bigger audience, despite opposition from scientists trying to expose their claims. … [Read more...] about Climate Change Deniers Exploit Facebook Loophole to Spread Fake Science
Britain is likely to experience further extremes of weather in future as climate breakdown takes a stronger hold, the Met Office said. “Winters will be wetter and warmer, and summers hotter,” said Aidan McGivern, meteorologist at the Met Office. Convective storms, such as those being seen across the country at present, will become more frequent. “The season of thunderstorms will lengthen, to begin in late spring and go on into early autumn.” … [Read more...] about UK infrastructure inadequate for climate emergency, experts warn
“That is why intellectual freedom is so important. It allows academics to express their opinions without fear of reprisals. It allows a Charles Darwin to break free of the constraints of creationism. It allows an Albert Einstein to break free of the constraints of Newtonian physics. It allows the human race to question conventional wisdom in the never-ending search for knowledge and truth. And that, at its core, is what higher learning is about. To suggest otherwise is to ignore why universities were created and why critically focussed academics remain central to all that university teaching claims to offer.” … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Great Barrier Reef Scientist Peter Ridd Wins Landmark Freedom of Speech Victory
So what are politicians to do?Former Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson said: "This isn't easy. We're going to have to choose our early targets and make those investments in those places before we attempt to upgrade the whole of the Victorian infrastructure." … [Read more...] about Are we doing enough to modernise infrastructure with a changing climate?
Across Mauritius live coral has declined by as much as 70% between 1997 and 2007. It is sad enough losing beautiful ecosystems for their own sake, but the loss of coral reefs hurts communities too. An estimated 1 billion people have some dependence on coral reefs across the world, for food and income from fishing. Those coral communities are also the backbone of many coastal tourism industries, which in Mauritius accounts for about 20% of the national GDP and employs about 20% of the population. … [Read more...] about This oil spill could destroy the beautiful Mauritius I once knew