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  • Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US

    05/23/2018 11:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 23, 2018 | By Mollie Cahillane
    Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe - melting ice caps, causing dangerous weather and decimating animal populations. New research has found that it could also be increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A team of epidemiologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Toronto have found that higher local temperatures and population densities correspond with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains. Previously, increase in resistance to common bacteria was thought to come from over-prescribing antibiotics. 'The effects of climate are increasingly being recognized in a variety of infectious diseases, but so...
  • Editorial: Climate change lessons - town by town

    05/23/2018 11:21:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 23, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Last week, a congressman from Alabama who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology suggested in a public hearing that sea level rise may be caused by erosion - a possibility experts rate somewhere between absurd and laughable. But it’s hardly surprising. The willingness of climate change skeptics to grasp onto any alternative other than a warming planet fueled by greenhouse gas emissions (along with melting ice and oceans expanding as they warm) is commonly observed. Closer to home, the Chesapeake Bay is surrounded by towns and villages where the politically conservative residents refuse to accept scientific...
  • Earth's Shifting Crust Linked to Climate Change, Scientists Propose

    05/23/2018 11:12:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | By Tim Radford
    Movements of the earth's crust may mean that global warming driven by greenhouse gases from power stations and vehicle exhausts isn't the only threat to life the world faces. About 700 million years ago, global temperatures fell so low that glaciers may have reached the equator. Snowball Earth may have all but extinguished life on the planet. But the only life at the time was microbial and dispersed in the oceans. The planet survived: volcanic eruptions may have darkened the ice and pumped more carbon dioxide and steam into the atmosphere, and the world warmed again. But, say two Texan...
  • Future Leaders Gain A Better Understanding Of Climate Change

    05/23/2018 10:52:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Roger Trapp
    Corporate reports constantly talk about the importance to business of climate change. Yet this is not always reflected in the content of the business school courses supposedly preparing the future leaders of organizations. One institution that is trying to bridge the gap is CEMS, the global alliance of academic and corporate bodies dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders. In fact, it has been doing it since 2009, when the University of St Gallen and ESADE in Barcelona first held a model United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to enable students to get to grips...
  • Former EPA head Gina McCarthy knows why climate change activists aren’t getting their message across

    05/22/2018 12:48:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Neil Swidey
    Now at Harvard, the Obama administration alum admits it’s been hard to watch the Trump administration take aim at the work she’s proudest of. But she hasn’t lost hope. GINA MCCARTHY STRIDES INTO the ocean-view ballroom at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, plops down her green backpack, and glances out the window. The waves are angrily advancing on this last night in April, which feels as dreary as mid-January. “The water seems way closer than it was the last time I was here,” she says. Maybe that’s because of climate change, the threat that McCarthy led the charge...
  • BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

    05/21/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 55 replies
    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign...
  • Classifying frog calls for fighting climate change

    05/18/2018 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 18, 2018
    The sounds of amphibians are altered by the increase in ambient temperature, which, in addition to interfering with reproductive behaviour, serves as an indicator of global warming. Researchers at the University of Seville have used artificial intelligence to create an automatic classifier of the thousands of frog and toad sounds that can be recorded in a natural environment. One of the consequences of climate change is its impact on the physiological functions of animals, such as frogs and toads. Their mating calls, which play a crucial role in the sexual selection and reproduction of these amphibians, are also affected by...
  • Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

    05/18/2018 7:23:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2018 | by Damian Carrington, Environment editor
    Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis. Insects are vital to most ecosystems and a widespread collapse would cause extremely far-reaching disruption to life on Earth, the scientists warn. Their research shows that, even with all the carbon cuts already pledged by nations so far, climate change would make almost half of insect habitat unsuitable by the end of the century, with pollinators like bees particularly affected. However, if climate change could be limited to a temperature rise of 1.5C - the very ambitious goal included...
  • Climate change is one of Australia's biggest national security risks

    05/18/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 18, 2018 | by Rosie Perper
    Climate change poses a "current and existential national security risk" to Australia, according to a Senate inquiry report released Thursday. The report, compiled by the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade References Committee, reviewed the implications of climate change on Australia's national security and the insights are startling. Sherri Goodman, a climate security expert and a former deputy undersecretary of defense in the Clinton administration, told the committee that climate change poses a "direct threat to the national security of Australia," and also creates a "global existential risk." "We know that the storms that you've been experiencing in your part...
  • “Handmaid’s Tale” Tries to Make It Look Like Pro-Life Christians Support Child Brides

    05/17/2018 5:47:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is obviously more pro-left-wing-feminism than pro-Christianity. In fact, the series disparages Christianity any chance it can get. The latest episode provides another example with the fascist Christian society America will supposedly turn into, called Gilead, somehow justifying child brides. The May 16 episode “Seeds” features a ceremony known as “Pray-vaganza,” which is a term so ridiculous even the characters mock it. At this ceremony, the city is to honor the police force known as the Guardians, in particular Nick Blaine (Max Minghella), who has a secret relationship with Offred/June (Elizabeth Moss), Commander Fred's (Joseph Fiennes) handmaid....
  • What a 'Reproducibility Crisis' Committee Found When It Looked at Climate Science

    05/17/2018 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | May 17, 2018 | by Francie Diep
    The scientific community is working to make its predictions more accurate, but there's still a long way to go. As debate in Washington heats up over climate change and transparency in science, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine held a quiet meeting last week to discuss just how consistent the results are across climate studies. The verdict, for those who follow the science, wasn't too surprising. They are still seeing a wide range of results. "The spread has gotten tighter, but it hasn't gotten super tight," is how NASA climate researcher Gavin Schmidt puts it. Scientists have several...
  • Could reviving Woolly-Mammoth genes fight the effects of global warming?

    05/17/2018 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 17, 2018 | By Yasemin Saplakoglu
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Woolly mammoths have been extinct for more than 4,000 years, but with new gene-editing techniques, they could help mitigate the effects of a modern problem: climate change. Most of the hype so far has focused on bringing these shaggy beasts back to life using their permafrost-preserved DNA. But this time, scientists aren't aiming for a "Jurassic Park" scenario - they're not trying to bring back entire mammoths exactly as they were in the last ice age. Rather, they're hoping to mingle some of the mammoths' ancient genes with those of today's Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), to...
  • Mittelstand guns: Made in Germany, fired in America (Built-in European bias)

    05/14/2018 10:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Handelsblatt Global ^ | May 11, 2018 | John Blau and Tim Rahmann
    Mowing down school kids, concertgoers and other innocent people is a quintessentially American homicidal tradition that annually devours more lives than terrorism. For many of the sick, angry assailants, the weapon of choice is a military-style, semi-automatic assault rifle, purchased over the counter and made in Germany, where such assault-type weapons are banned for civilian use. German gunmakers Heckler & Koch and Sig Sauer are major suppliers of semi-automatic assault rifles designed to rapidly fire ammunition that can kill or maim people. While their primary customers for these guns are armies, the firms have also tapped into lucrative markets in...
  • Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video — here are its excuses

    05/14/2018 11:20:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | May 16, 2018 | Daniel Brown
    Moscow offered two explanations on Monday as to why its Russian-made Pantsir S-1 missile defense system embarrassingly took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week. "One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, the former deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, said, according to RT. "The other is that it was simply turned off; it wasn't battle ready." Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian military sites in Syria last Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including 5 Syrian soldiers.
  • Jerusalem embassy opening: Dozens dead in Gaza-Israel fence protest [NBC pushes PLO propaganda]

    05/14/2018 8:51:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | MATT BRADLEY May 14th | MATT BRADLEY May 14th
    At least 41 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and 1,960 others were wounded after protesters converged on the razor wire fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel hours before the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Monday's march was meant to express anger over U.S. Embassy's inauguration. Tuesday is “Nakba” or Catastrophe Day, when Palestinians observe the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv breaks with decades of Washington policy and distances America from its allies.The protest movement started not with a bullet or a bomb, but with a hashtag. “What if 200,000 demonstrators in a...
  • Professor Warns of Climate Change’s Effects on Recreation

    05/14/2018 7:54:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Flathead Beacon ^ | May 13, 2018 | by Brett French
    BILLINGS — Mild-mannered Cathy Whitlock is blunt when she talks about climate change in Montana. “Spoiler alert,” she said. “The climate is getting warmer, and we’re going to have to deal with it.” Whitlock is in a position to know. As a professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University she’s spent decades analyzing mud core samples drilled from lakes around the world to examine climate and fire going back thousands of years. She also recently co-wrote the 2017 “Montana Climate Assessment” report. What the assessment revealed is that the climate is continuing to get a little...
  • California, battered by global warming’s weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it

    05/14/2018 7:48:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    In 1988 – the same year Nasa’s James Hansen warned Congress about the threats posed by human-caused global warming – water expert Peter Gleick wrote about the wet and dry extremes that it would create for California: "California will get the worst of all possible worlds – more flooding in the winter, less available water in the summer." Three decades later, California has been ravaged by just this sort of weather whiplash. A study published last month in Nature Climate Change found that these wet and dry extremes will only worsen in California as temperatures continue to rise. In short,...
  • Earth’s atmosphere crosses a troubling climate threshold

    05/11/2018 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Daily Herald, Everett WA ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Chris Mooney / The Washington Post
    For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed “safe.” The reading from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii finds that concentrations of the climate-warming gas averaged above 410 parts per million throughout April. In a statement on the milestone, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, said “As a scientist, what concerns me the most is not that we have passed...
  • Global Warming Age Gap: Younger Americans Most Worried

    05/11/2018 6:40:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 11, 2018 | by RJ Reinhart
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Public concern about global warming is evident across all age groups in the U.S., with majorities of younger and older Americans saying they worry about the problem a great deal or fair amount. However, the extent to which Americans take global warming seriously and worry about it differs markedly by age, with adults under age 35 typically much more engaged with the problem than those 55 and older. * 70% of Americans age 18 to 34 worry about global warming * This compares with 62% of those 35 to 54 and 56% who are 55 or older
  • Climate Change Means More Landslides In Pittsburgh's Future

    05/10/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Pittsburgh's NPR News Station ^ | May 10, 2018 | By SARAH BODEN
    In Spring Hill, early 20th Century houses look out over cinematic views of downtown Pittsburgh. The front of 36-year-old resident Randal Miller’s home appears fine, but the back is a mess. Part of it was slammed by a landslide this February. Landslides have always been an issue for the city due to its steep hills, clay soil and narrow valleys, but they usually occur in late spring and early early summer. Winter is typically Pittsburgh’s driest period, which is good, because the soil at that time is very wet as plants have yet to sprout and pull water from the...