Leonard Sanders

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How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Dyer: Arctic warming may hit sudden tipping point

Here are two interesting facts.<p>The winter temperatures in the Arctic this year were the highest ever recorded. On two days in February, it was warmer …

Global Warming

Sprinting to the finish line-Earth's climate to increase 4° Celsius by 2084.

A collaborative effort by Chinese researchers released a new study that was recently published in the journal, The Institute of Atmospheric Physics …

Climate Change

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

A building El Niño in 2018 signals more extreme weather for 2019

In case you couldn’t get enough extreme weather, the next 12 months or so could bring even more scorching temps, punishing droughts, and unstoppable …

Climate Change

An Extreme Climate Forces Extreme Measures as Worst-Case Predictions Are Realized

Mt. Rainier. (Photo: George Artwood; Edited: LW / TO)<p><i>"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.</i> …

Climate Change

A Deadly Heat Wave Is Sweeping Over Pakistan

For the past month, South Asia has been home to some of the most extreme weather on the planet. Pakistan set an all-time world heat record for April, …

Climate Change

Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature

Cape Town, May 20 (IANS) A 3.2 degree Celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate …

Climate Change

Wildfires in Siberia are emitting enough carbon to harm the entire planet

Wildfires are raging in Russia and Siberia, and they could have drastic consequences for the entire planet. Blazes burning in the Amur region since …

Forests

Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis.<p>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 …

Biodiversity

Trump’s NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'

“I also know that we human beings are contributing to it in a major way,” Jim Bridenstine said, taking an unusual stance for his administration.<p>The new administrator of NASA held a town hall Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Jim Bridenstine is about four weeks into the job, …

Climate Change

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Water

Sun rises in the Arctic for the summer. Now, melting will kick into overdrive.

<i>“I really didn’t care about it (referring to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), and then when I heard that everybody wanted it,</i> …

Global Warming

The Rise And Fall of The Roman Empire Is Being Rewritten by Ice Hidden Under Greenland

Wait, what has Greenland got to do with ancient Rome?<p>The frosty vastness of Greenland might have eluded the far-reaching grasp of the Roman Empire, …

Ancient History

The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change

There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher.<p>Of all known and imagined consequences of climate change, many people fear sea-level rise most. But efforts to determine what causes seas to rise are marred by poor data and disagreements about methodology. …

Climate Change

The Great Climate Hoax Is Putting Fish in the Wrong Places

Surely, this will end well.<p>I don’t want to unduly alarm people, but there are lots of fish in the wrong places these days. This, of course, is connected to the effects of the Great Chinese Climate Hoax. Suitable environments are moving, and the fish are moving with them. The Yale School of Forestry …

Global Warming

Scientists believe alien life may exist in other universes after discovering a mysterious 'force'

Alien life could exist in other universes, according to a group of scientists studying a mysterious force known as dark energy.<p>Previous theories suggested our universe has the perfect amount of dark energy, which acts against gravity and is making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.<p>It was …

Dark Matter

Scientists Find Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet Accelerating

Two new papers point to eventual complete loss of glaciers, but it will take centuries or more to occur.<p>Many news outlets have covered the two new …

Climate Change

Climate Change Ruining California's Environment, Says Report

There is "unequivocal" evidence that man-made climate change is having a ruinous effect on California's environment, according to a new report from …

Climate Change

The biggest hurricanes are gaining power faster than before

The Atlantic Ocean's biggest hurricanes are getting stronger more quickly than they were 30 years ago, according to new research. And they're now …

Climate Change

Enormous New Zealand Sinkhole Was a Disaster 100 Years in the Making

Locals don't seem that stressed out about it.<p>For a country that just witnessed the formation of the largest sinkhole in its history, New Zealand …

New Zealand

Climate Scientist Won't Back Down Despite Threats, Harassment

Four years ago, Mann wrote a piece for Scientific American warning that crossing 405 parts per million would be leaping over the “danger</i> …

Climate Change

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God?

Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to accommodate the possibility of life. If gravity had been slightly weaker, stars would not have exploded into supernovae, a …

Dark Matter

3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe’s Drought Risk

If average global temperatures rise by just 3°C [5.4 F], then Europe’s drought risk could increase to double the area faced with drying out. Right …

Climate Change

CO2 Levels Hit Record, April Temp Hits Record, and 'We Keep Burning Fossil Fuels'

Weather experts at the United Nations just said that the highest April temperature ever may have just been recorded—an ominous sign that comes just …

Climate Change

Severe Weather Ahead: She's Predicting the Next Climate Crisis

In Cape Town, the residents brace for “Day Zero” in late August, when the taps could run dry. Further north, in the Sahel, drought has prematurely …

Climate Change

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Why Hawaii's Newest Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous

“There’s not a lot of words to capture a gradual, slow-developing disaster like this.”<p>An ordinary American neighborhood has been evacuated ... because of a volcano.<p>On Thursday evening, Hawaii County ordered roughly 1,500 people near Pahoa, Hawaii, to leave their homes. The cause: A new lava fissure …

Earth Science

Historic Low Sea Ice in the Bering Sea : Image of the Day

In its annual rhythm of growth and melt, sea ice across the Arctic Ocean generally retreats throughout springtime. But not every region melts …

Global Warming

Pakistan sets April world temperature record

Highest monthly reading ever, reported in Sindh province.<p>An April global record temperature has been set in the city of Nawabshah, Pakistan. A maximum of 50.2 degrees Celsius (122.3 degrees Fahrenheit) was reported on Monday.<p>It was subsequently confirmed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department as …

Global Warming