JugglingWithEggs , to Random
@JugglingWithEggs@mstdn.social avatar

I really struggle to comprehend how differently government and judiciary treat rapists compared to protestors.

“Those who break the law should feel the full force of it,” is what said recently about climate protestors.

He did nothing about a Tory MP accused of rape (Nov) and Cleverly free to joke about date rape drugs (Dec).

18yr old rapist gets short sentence.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/apr/19/man-raped-girl-15-bournemouth-sea-sentenced-six-and-a-half-years

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bibliolater , to economics group
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"Under a middle-of-the road scenario of future income development (SSP2, in which SSP stands for Shared Socio-economic Pathway), this corresponds to global annual damages in 2049 of 38 trillion in 2005 international dollars (likely range of 19–59 trillion 2005 international dollars)."

Kotz, M., Levermann, A. & Wenz, L. The economic commitment of climate change. Nature 628, 551–557 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-024-07219-0 @economics @climatechange

bojacobs , to sts group
@bojacobs@hcommons.social avatar

Finally, an actual good idea about use of the former Nevada Test Site (now#NNSS).

-Cover the heavily irradiated landscape with solar panels. Allow the unusable soil to be covered with renewable energy production.

@sts

https://www.thecooldown.com/green-business/nuclear-test-site-cleanup-clean-energy/

helenczerski , to Random
@helenczerski@fediscience.org avatar

For anyone who still thinks that biofuels are going to be better than electrification, here's a couple of statistics from the World Resources Institute:

  • Producing just 2% of the world's energy needs from liquid biofuel would require agricultural production to increase by another 30% by 2050.
  • Even on the best lands, a hectare of modern solar voltaics can generate 40-100 times more usable energy than biomass

Here's how we use our land already.There just isn't room for that.

bibliolater , to evolution group
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

The French aristocrat who understood evolution 100 years before Darwin – and even worried about climate change

"Georges-Louis Leclerc proposed species change and extinction back in the 1740s, a new book reveals"

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/07/the-french-aristocrat-who-understood-evolution-100-years-before-darwin-and-even-worried-about-climate-change

🇫🇷 @science @biology @evolution

attribution: Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portret_van_Georges_Louis_Leclerc_graaf_de_Buffon,_RP-P-OB-48.865.jpg

bibliolater , to evolution group
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

The French aristocrat who understood evolution 100 years before Darwin – and even worried about climate change

"Georges-Louis Leclerc proposed species change and extinction back in the 1740s, a new book reveals"

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/07/the-french-aristocrat-who-understood-evolution-100-years-before-darwin-and-even-worried-about-climate-change

🇫🇷 @science @biology @evolution

attribute: Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portret_van_Georges_Louis_Leclerc_graaf_de_Buffon,_RP-P-OB-48.865.jpg

bibliolater , to science group
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"Through the burning of fossil fuels, animal agriculture and deforestation, the world’s CO2 levels are now more than 50% higher than they were before the era of mass industrialization. Methane, which comes from sources including oil and gas drilling and livestock, has surged even more dramatically in recent years, Noaa said, and now has atmospheric concentrations 160% larger than in pre-industrial times." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/06/record-highs-heat-trapping-gases-climate-crisis @climatechange @science

attribution: Demokraatti, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kasvihuonekaasua.JPG

bibliolater , to science group
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"Our overarching finding is that except for very high northern latitudes, ESMs project ongoing and future extreme temperature acceleration beyond background warming levels during the hottest months."

Huntingford, C., Cox, P.M., Ritchie, P.D.L. et al. Acceleration of daily land temperature extremes and correlations with surface energy fluxes. npj Clim Atmos Sci 7, 84 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-024-00626-0 @climatechange @science

climatebrad , to Random
@climatebrad@mastodon.social avatar

Hooray! I've finally moved off Substack and posted the first part of my interview with @pluralistic about his Green New Deal hopepunk book The Lost Cause! https://hillheat.news/p/lost-cause-part-one

ai6yr , to Random
@ai6yr@m.ai6yr.org avatar

Forgot to tag the thousands of travelers stranded in Big Sur this weekend with

“We came here just to have lunch and go home, and now it’s like everyone is trapped here...The couple went to a general store and bought some emergency supplies: water, hot dogs and instant oatmeal."

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/31/us/california-highway-1-collapse-stranded.html

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  • bibliolater , to politicalscience group
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    "Modern imperialism is embodied by industrial capitalism, which prioritizes resource extraction and maximizing profit. This paradigm is deeply embedded in the fabric of global affairs, influencing international trade, political dynamics, and the economic frameworks of nations".

    Charles Fletcher, William J Ripple, Thomas Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Aishwarya Behl, Jay Bowen, Michael Cooney, Eileen Crist, Christopher Field, Krista Hiser, David M Karl, David A King, Michael E Mann, Davianna P McGregor, Camilo Mora, Naomi Oreskes, Michael Wilson, Earth at risk: An urgent call to end the age of destruction and forge a just and sustainable future, PNAS Nexus, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2024, pgae106, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgae106 @economics @climatechange @politicalscience

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  • bibliolater , to politicalscience group
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    "Modern imperialism is embodied by industrial capitalism, which prioritizes resource extraction and maximizing profit. This paradigm is deeply embedded in the fabric of global affairs, influencing international trade, political dynamics, and the economic frameworks of nations".

    Charles Fletcher, William J Ripple, Thomas Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Aishwarya Behl, Jay Bowen, Michael Cooney, Eileen Crist, Christopher Field, Krista Hiser, David M Karl, David A King, Michael E Mann, Davianna P McGregor, Camilo Mora, Naomi Oreskes, Michael Wilson, Earth at risk: An urgent call to end the age of destruction and forge a just and sustainable future, PNAS Nexus, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2024, pgae106, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgae106 @economics @climatechange @politicalscience

    neuromatch , to AcademicChatter group
    @neuromatch@neuromatch.social avatar

    Our first ever cohort of Climatematch Impact Scholars has wrapped up their research projects and presented them to experts from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project and LEAP this week.

    After last year’s Climatematch Academy, these 11 teams of up-and-coming researchers from all around the globe were selected to pursue research topics ranging from the influence of ENSO on the coastal upwelling along Northwest Africa to fire events in Argentinian Andean-Patagonian Forests.

    Throughout this journey, Scholars received computing resources, guidance through workshops, and mentoring from international experts in their fields.

    We would like to give a huge thanks to our Scholars, their mentors, our seminar chairs and the group of dedicated volunteers that made the program possible.

    Interested in becoming an Impact Scholar yourself? You have one day left to apply to join Climatematch Academy 2024.

    Apply here by March 31st, last time zone on Earth: https://neuromatch.io/computational-tools-for-climate-science-course

    Learn more about the Impact Scholars here: https://programs.climatematch.io/impact-scholars/structure.html

    @academicchatter

    A gif showcasing group photos from the 4 public seminar sessions of the Climatematch Impact Scholars Program. Attendees included global Impact Scholar teams as speakers, program organizers as hosts, mentors, and CMIP and LEAP scientists as session chairs.

    wecanfixclimatechange , to Random
    @wecanfixclimatechange@mastodon.social avatar

    Copernicus online portal offers terrifying view of climate emergency

    "Looking at the mass of information, there is only one conclusion: we are running out of time"

    https://wecanfixclimatechange.com/2024/03/copernicus-online-portal-offers-terrifying-view-of-climate-emergency

    KimPerales , to Random
    @KimPerales@toad.social avatar

    Positive news:

    Pollution will be curbed under a rule from the EPA -esp. beneficial to poor, Black & Latino communities. It'll require manufacturers to slash emissions of GHG from new trucks, delivery vans & buses. The rule will not mandate the adoption of a particular 0-emission tech, rather -will require manufacturers to reduce emissions by choosing from several cleaner technologies: electric trucks, hybrid trucks & hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles-.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/03/29/truck-pollution-regulations-climate/

    bibliolater , to science group
    @bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

    "Examining current temperature increases, it seemed to this observer that scientists have been underestimating for some time how quickly the situation is deteriorating." https://www.theguardian.com/news/2024/mar/29/copernicus-online-portal-offers-terrifying-view-climate-emergency @science @climatechange @climatecrisis

    gwagner , to Random
    @gwagner@fediscience.org avatar

    Aramco kills sarcasm.

    HT @davidho

    manisha , to AcademicChatter group
    @manisha@neuromatch.social avatar

    We at the Climatematch Impact Scholars Program are so excited to organize the seminars this week (26-27 March) to showcase the research carried out by the Impact Scholars 🎉​

    This research is a continuation of the projects they carried out during the Computational Tools for Climate Science course in 2023. The seminars will be chaired by climate scientists from CMIP and LEAP and are open to the public ✨​ Please register here and join us in cheering on these aspiring climate researchers! 🥳​

    Video credits: @ceydabtekin

    @academicchatter

    A brief video highlighting the projects carried out by teams from 25 countries on 6 continents as part of the Climatematch Impact Scholars Program and the various public seminar sessions happening on the 26-27th of March. These sessions will be chaired by climate scientists from CMIP and LEAP.

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    helenczerski , to Random
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    I have just discovered that those odd waste/recycling bins that are all over the oldest bits of Bergen, Norway, link to an UNDERGROUND PNEUMATIC WASTE TRANSPORT SYSTEM. The waste collects for a bit and then WHOOSH... it's off to the recycling centre. All underground. No bin lorries (garbage trucks), fewer road vehicles, less noise... amazing. @davidho says that my (considerable) excitement about this is entirely unreasonable. I disagree.
    https://www.envacgroup.com/how-it-works/the-envac-system/

    bojacobs , to sts group
    @bojacobs@hcommons.social avatar

    An early plan for long-term burial of spent nuclear fuel was to put it in the Arctic since the ice was "permanent"

    "The US Left Nuclear Waste Around The World, Now Climate Change May Unearth It"

    @sts

    https://www.iflscience.com/the-us-left-nuclear-waste-around-the-world-now-climate-change-may-unearth-it-73226

    bibliolater , to science group
    @bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

    "The FT’s climate editor Emiliya Mychasuk explains how great advances in data gathering and processing could help the world prepare for the worst of the more frequent weather extremes on the way." https://youtu.be/fag4ITTsnlk @science

    PopResearchCtrs , to sociology group
    @PopResearchCtrs@sciences.social avatar

    New data shows that associations between environmental attitudes and childbearing preferences that may have strengthened over time.

    Environmental attitudes may be a factor in the recent decline in youth's fertility desires and could have consequences for future fertility.

    Read more: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37789865/

    @demography @sociology @ClimateNewsNow

    JohnBarentine , to Random
    @JohnBarentine@astrodon.social avatar

    What could possibly go wrong?

    "About 10% of the particles floating around the stratosphere now come from the aerospace industry, and we don't know if this could impact the climate."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/satellites-burn-atmosphere-particles-stratosphere-climate-ozone-2024-2

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