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Mass extinctions had shaped the global diversity of our planet several times during the geological ages. The fossil record indicates that more than 95% of all species that ever lived are now extinct. During times of normal background extinction, [...]
“A repeat today of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the City of Montreal in 1732 would lead to even higher losses, estimated at $45 billion,” from residential buildings alone, the report states.
I call them the Clueless Swiss because [...]
Der Ol Doinyo Lengai steht heute seit langer Zeit mal wieder in den Schlagzeilen. Laut einem Bericht von NatGeo, hat letztes Jahr ein Forscherteam um Dr. Sarah Stamps ein Beobachtungsnetzwerk am Vulkan in Tansania installiert. Nun wird seit Anfang [...]
Globally, women are disproportionately affected by rising seas, too much or too little rainfall, and storm surges, all as a result of a changing
You need to be careful in inferring climate sensitivity from observations. Two climate sensitivity stories this week – both related to how careful you need to be before you can infer constraints from observational data. (You can brush up on the [...]
The number of weathercasters who are still sceptical of climate change is rapidly dwindling. I’ve noticed this anecdotally and now there is confirmation in a new paper in BAMS that it indeed the case. I know most of the authors of this paper, and [...]
Returning once again to my spring mini-series about all the rivers and lakes that are at higher levels than I've seen in quite awhile (most recent post), I decided this time to show a few pics of the Truckee River, which I drive by quite frequently. [...]
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 percent of fully loaded planes may have to remove some [...]
Geez, we are back to Canada's two seasons - Winter and July, but the Copocalypse is biting into our warm month.
Look at that mess! With Pacific completely dead, the warm Pacific air can't penetrate through Alaska. We are now getting our NW [...]
Now, nearing the end of our three-week cruise of the North Pacific off Hawaii, we are working to understand how these tiny bacteria connect and communicate with one