Climate Change Response – Mass Extinction in Rainforest

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The diversity of life within Puerto Rico’s Luquillo rainforest has been measured over meany decades. A new study reveals that when recent measurements are compared with measurements acquired during the 1970s the results are truly shocking. It is not a “Oh that’s interesting” moment, but rather is an “Oh shit” moment. Terms such as “Alarming” or … Read more Climate Change Response – Mass Extinction in Rainforest

What is the Dietary Supplements fuss all about?

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While attending the QEDcon conference in Manchester last weekend, I was approached by one chap who handed me his mobile saying “Oh my God have you see this?“. It was this story from CNN … Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of … Read more What is the Dietary Supplements fuss all about?

New Study: Moderate warming will lead to huge increases in Sea level

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A new study has been published in nature that reveals some very worrying data. Looking back to see what has actually happened in the past is a good way to work out what is coming as we warm the planet, and it is that data that reveals the degree of warming required to melt vast … Read more New Study: Moderate warming will lead to huge increases in Sea level

Warming Oceans are changing rainfall patterns

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On a planet where we are increasing the amount of greenhouse gases, both the atmosphere and also the ocean become warmer. The rather obvious consequence is of course the the melting of ice and rising sea level, but other things also happen. Tropical Cyclones, (also known as Hurricanes) which are driven by warm oceans become … Read more Warming Oceans are changing rainfall patterns

Climate Change will dramatically alter ecosystems

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Today’s key message is this: Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet’s land-based ecosystems—from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra—are at high risk of “major transformation” due to climate change. This comes from a newly published study by an international research team. Climate change warnings are often labelled as … Read more Climate Change will dramatically alter ecosystems

What do Creationists and Conspiracy Theorists have in common?

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What do people who believe in creationism and people who believe in conspiracy theories have in common? According to a new study the correlation is Teleological thinking. What the heck is that? OK, more on that in a second. First, let’s think briefly about why knowing about this matters. Understanding how we as humans can be … Read more What do Creationists and Conspiracy Theorists have in common?