Hanno Degenaar

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Climate Change and Geopolitics: What's Really at Stake

<i>Co-authored by Elisaveta Petkova, DrPH, MPH</i><p>By most accounts, December's international climate conference in Paris was an unexpected and landmark success. Virtually every nation on earth now understands what's at stake and all have reached common understanding about what needs to be done to slow the …

Record ozone hole may open over Arctic in the spring

Lingering atmospheric pollutants and a blast of frigid air have carved an unusually deep hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Arctic, and …

Global Warming

New research links climate change and longer flights: What's the real meaning?

Scientists are predicting that climate change will increase flight times between Europe and the United States. But with the changes being measured in …

Latest Green Idea: Pouring Millions of Tons of Bubble Mix into the Sea

<b>Guest essay by Eric Worrall</b><p>A new study suggests that large ocean going ships could help reduce global warming, by pouring surfactants into their …

Climate Change
Renewable Energy

Australia May Fire 350 Climate Scientists Because Climate Change is Proven

There are down sides to success. Australia’s national science industry has announced that, as far as they’re concerned, there is no longer any doubt …

7 smarter ways to talk about climate change

People are not very good at talking about climate change, not even climate activists — or so says Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen …

Climate

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Brain

Summary of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) - Saturday, 21 March 2015

The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) took place from 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. Participants discussed and …

The Temple That Survived Nepal's Earthquake Offers Lessons in Resilience

It wasn't a divine intervention that kept the ancient structure from being destroyed.<p>Behind the smoke rising from funeral pyres next to the Bagmati river, Kathmandu's Pashupatinath Temple solemnly stands—unharmed by Saturday's earthquake in Nepal. For the devout, the temple's resilience may seem …

Tsunami surge could help experts predict future ocean events

Though Thursday's tsunami surge had little impact on most Southern Californians, for those who track such events, it offered a chance to hone their craft.<p>“As far as predictability, this one behaved pretty well,” said<p>National Weather Servicemeteorologist Mark Jackson. “It’s just as important to …

Will climate change move agriculture indoors? And will that be a good thing?

As climate change does its thing to America, what it is going to do to the nation’s food supply is still an open question. Will California’s Central …

Aquaponics

In the Southern Ocean, a carbon-dioxide mystery comes clear: Sediments show greenhouse gas taken from air

Sediments show greenhouse gas taken from air<p>Twenty thousand years ago, low concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allowed the earth to …

Climate Change