2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #21

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, May 19 through Sat, May 25, 2019 Editor’s Pick Why school strikers are guest editing Climate Home News (Photo: Pixabay) Over the coming weeks (or months – let’s see how it goes) Climate Home News will host reporting, personal reflections and commentary written by a group of young people who have inspired the world. It’s normal for us to host commentary from activists. But this is something different. Something we would never normally do. It’s an open offer to a group to use our site as a

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #22

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, May 26 through Sat, June 1, 2019 Editor’s Pick 12 books on how climate change is transforming businesses and the global economy For some businesses and entrepreneurs, climate change isn’t just a threat. It’s an opportunity. The significant transformations required to meet the challenges posed by climate change are, from another perspective, fabulous opportunities. Inventors, entrepreneurs, and business strategists recognized this fact many years ago. Their activities have since been chronicled and analyzed by reporters, researchers, and, in some cases, the entrepreneurs themselves. For this month’s bookshelf on climate change and business, Yale Climate Connections has assembled two different lists. This first

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Urban Decay NAKED Reloaded Palette Swatches and Review

press sample affiliate link Will this killer palette bring the same firepower as the original? Before I talk about the Urban Decay NAKED Reloaded palette ($44), I have to give you an idea of *exactly* how much I revered the original NAKED palette. Birthed in 2010, the Urban Decay NAKED palette quickly became a cult classic, and for good reason. It was unlike anything else on the market in terms of wearability, quality and price point with its beautifully curated selection of one dozen richly pigmented neutral shades in a velvet case. It also included a dual-ended brush and either a deluxe mini of

CoTZ Pure Botanicals & Minerals – Mineral Sunscreen Review

press sample affiliate link They don’t call it the Healthier Sunscreen for nothing… I have been blessed with the palest of pale skin. I am literally the fairest of them all. That means that I pretty much always wear sunscreen because my fair skin is also prone to sunburns, which means that skin cancer is a HUGE concern for me. Also a huge concern is the premature aging associated with sun damage. Sunscreen is a daily part of my life, even in my New England winters. On top of being pale, I

Komodo dragons, beefless Whoppers, bleached reefs: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Mangroves, mullets, humpback whales: 3 new science stories you should know about

Three recent studies by Conservation International shed light on how we can help protect nature.

Medicated salmon, cold-water coral, insect rescue: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

The problem with online shopping

Our brains can’t handle it.

Why you should join the ‘do nothing’ club

It’s not lazy, it’s restorative.

Carnival Corp. violates environmental laws, even on probation

The giant cruise company is supposed to be cleaning up its act, but continues to dump heavy fuel oil, sewage, and food overboard.

It’s time to dump Earth Day and join the Extinction Rebellion

There is a big green wave coming this way that makes Earth Day look like tired baby boomer nostalgia.

Grand funeral for a tree to be held in NYC

Actor Matthew Morrison will preside over services for the felled “Will O. Baum,” in what promises to be quite a celebration, complete with gospel choirs, poetry, music, & more.

The Future for Australian Coal

Problems Australia is the worlds’ largest exporter of coal, selling thermal coal for electricity generation and coking coal for smelting world-wide. In 2017 its export of this commodity was valued at over $40 billion, most of it produced in Queensland and New South Wales. In addition, coal is mined for domestic use with about 42.3 million tonnes,valued at over $4 billion being consumed in 2017, primarily for generating electricity. Federal and State governments make important financial gains from this through collection

Why aren’t young people interested in getting licences or buying cars?

On this Earth Day and in the middle of this Extinction Rebellion, I like to think that it’s because they see what is coming down the road.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #15

Story of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Review… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… How a Few Small Fixes Could Stop Climate Change “We have to act fast, and achieve the biggest possible impact with the actions we take.” Small steps could make a big impact on climate change. Source: Pexels When thinking about new ways to tackle climate change, University of Oxford researcher Thom Wetzer first points out how a modest rise in temperature could push the Earth to

Modular prefab Drop Box is a portable habitat for natural locations

Intended for short-term stays in nature, these prefab units can be transported and ‘dropped into’ almost any location.

These caterpillars build their own mobile homes

Tiny home on wheels, caterpillar-style.

5 ways you can help endangered species today

Human Nature asked five Conservation International experts for their best tips to help endangered species.

Emissions in NYC, plastic-eating bacteria, more accurate forecasts: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Bifacial or Bust? Engineering Solar Financings of the Future

The solar industry hates stasis, which is exemplified by industry members’ self-proclaimed rides on “the solar coaster.” Solar trade shows and conferences are filled with companies looking to provide solar with its “next big thing.” One of solar energy’s (literal) shiny new objects — bifacial modules — has been a hot topic at these conferences and in news articles for a few years now. Until recently, most of the potential benefits of bifacial modules have remained… potential. However, bifacial modules are starting to transition from theory into reality, as more projects around the world and in the United States specify bifacial

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #16

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… El Niño/La Niña Update… Toon of the Week… Quote of the Week… Graphic of the Week… SkS in the News… Coming Soon on SkS… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review… Story of the Week… Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast New evidence suggests one of the most important climate