Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic processes on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate (see global warming). For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate ...
There might be feedbacks in the climate system that we aren't aware of yet.
The amount of carbon in the oceans and atmosphere changes suddenly and dramatically. The oceans are acidified and significant extinctions result. On land, global temperatures increase anywhere from five to nine degrees Celsius, causing widespread habitat disruptions. Despite the sudden onset of the event, its impact lingers for 100 thousand years.
his might sound like a worst-case situation for the current anthropogenic influences on climate, but it's actually an historic event that the public is generally unaware ...
There is "absolutely no scientifically proven basis for the premise that man can affect what the climate does" is absurd. Our libraries are full of carefully compiled and critically reviewed scientific research that makes it clear that global warming is real, is caused by human activity and is significantly and rapidly changing the world's climate.The research conclusions of dozens of respected scientific organizations such as the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the National Academies of Science and the American Meteorological Society are easily available online.Our ...
Presentation of scary stories about global warming in the popular media makes us unnecessarily frightened. Even worse, it terrifies our kids.Al Gore famously depicted how a sea-level rise of 20 feet (six meters) would almost completely flood Florida, New York, Holland, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, even though the United Nations estimates that sea levels will rise 20 times less than that, and do no such thing. When confronted with these exaggerations, some of us say that they are for a good cause, and surely there is no harm done if the result is that we focus even more on tackling climate change. ...
No, ex-minister by-nc-sa. Credit: Ben Stewart/Greenpeace
Paterson 'effigy' shocked to read of his recent demise
Paterson 'effigy' shocked to read of his recent demise
Secretary of State for the Environment Mr Owen Paterson has
been sacked, and ‘the countryside’ is reportedly FURIOUS. As is traditional, the spokesmen for ‘the
countryside’ and their alleged fury are climate sceptics writing in the
Telegraph - and none of those climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph is more
furious than Owen Paterson himself.
The ex-minister feels ‘the Green Blob’ (that’s us, FoE, WWF,
Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust, RSPB etc) has blackened his name and his
image. Quite literally, in fact. “I was burnt in effigy by Greenpeace as I was
recovering from an operation to save my eyesight’, he write
European Commission defends Human Brain Project The European Commission has responded to criticism from 150 European Union scientists over the Swiss-led Human Brain Project, stating it is confident that an ongoing evaluation of the project will properly address their concerns. Earlier this month, the group of EU researchers labelled the Human Brain Project as badly organised and said it was too narrowly concentrated on brain simulation. More than 600 researchers have since signed the letter. “As a public authority for research, we take all such signals seriously,” said Robert Madelin, who is responsible for the European Commission’s digital agenda. “We welcome the debate.” “The exact orientation of the Human Brain Project is part of the project itself,” the commission’s statement added. The Human Brain Project, a European Commission “flagship” project with a budget of €1.2 million led by the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, seeks to develop a technological platform to simulate the brain’s acti
Reaction to the Google-Novartis contact lens deal Will Google and Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ new “smart” contact lenses make medical history? The jury’s still out. The Google-Novartis venture is the first such deal between Big Tech and Big Pharma. First revealed as a Google prototype in January, the announcement that the two giants are teaming up is a major step forward for the project. The firms claim the lens will help diabetics track their blood sugar levels by measuring the level of glucose in the wearer's tears. This information can be communicated to a mobile phone or computer. The companies also plan to work on a version of the lens adapted for people who can no longer read without glasses. The device uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturised glucose sensors embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. In a video, Brian Otis from the Google's secretive X Lab explained to Associated Press how it would work. Novartis said in a statement that the technology had “the potential to transform eye ... Sh
Secret Harry Potter theme park train unveiled A Swiss cable car firm has been quietly working on a reproduction of the Hogwarts Express for the Harry Potter attraction at the Universal Studios theme park in Florida. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) For years the Hogwarts Express that brought Harry Potter and his friends to their school of magic has only existed in readers’ imaginations and on the big screen. That is, until now. A new attraction has opened at Universal Studios in Florida. A reproduction of the famous train was built in Switzerland by cable car producer Garaventa. It was an unusual assignment in many ways. “It’s a funicular like any other you’d find in tourist spots taking you up a mountain,” Garaventa CEO Istvan Szalai told Swiss public television, SRF. “The special thing here is that on the outside it looks like a steam engine. It’s an illusion you want to give people.” The train is moved by a cable, basically like a funicular but on flat terrain. Garaventa has been working on it intensively for two and
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