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‘Probably like 50-50’: Trump privately admitted climate change fueled California’s fires
by Shannon Osaka on October 22, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Off-camera, the president dialed back his science denial.
Cities tried to lead the charge on climate action. Most of them are behind.
by Emily Pontecorvo on October 22, 2020 at 7:23 pm
A new climate action report card found cities struggling to live up to their ambitions.
In the wake of the pandemic, renewables should take center stage
by Grist Creative on October 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm
In the wake of a pandemic-fueled recession, prioritizing clean energy will be key for rebuilding the economy.
Nature World News
NOAA Reports State of Papahānaumokuākea Culture and its Natural Resources
on October 23, 2020 at 12:00 am
NOAA has just reported the state of the culture and natural resources of the Marine National Monument of Papahānaumokuākea. This report details the trends and status of its ocean, habitats, culture, archaeological treasures, maritime resources, and the natural events and human activities that influence them.
The Formidable Exoskeleton of the “Uncrushable” Diabolical Ironclad Beetle May Improve Aeronautics and Construction
on October 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Scientists are fascinated by the formidable exoskeleton of the “uncrushable” Diabolical Ironclad Beetle, which may have industrial applications for making materials with exceptional mechanical strength and toughness for use in aeronautics and construction.
Skeptical Science New Research for Week #42, 2020
on October 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm
Dust-up at the Denial Corral, in “journal time” Way back in 2017 the Institute of Physics publication Environmental Research Letters (ERL) published a featured article, Assessing ExxonMobil’s […]
The Debunking Handbook 2020: Prevent misinformation from sticking if you can
on October 21, 2020 at 2:28 am
This blog post is part 2 of a series of excerpts from The Debunking Handbook 2020 which can be downloaded here. The list of references is available here. Prevent misinformation from sticking if you […]
A Skeptical Science member’s path to an experiment on carbon sequestration
on October 19, 2020 at 11:43 am
During what now seems like another era entirely- back in February of this long year- Skeptical Science regular RedBaron (aka Scott Strough) mentioned in a discussion thread here that he’d been […]