Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday.
No worries- Antarctica will be available for farming by then.
Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s
Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically — a key indicator of human-caused climate change.
Earth’s magnetic fields are shifting – and scientists are unsure why.
Researchers say the magnetic North Pole is ‘skittering’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.
Justin will issue a complaint to Serbia.
There is a substantial body of research that details anthropogenic, or man-made, climate change. Climate mitigation policies have largely been based on the evidence that has resulted in this scientific consensus. In particular, the Paris Climate Agreement, which was finalized in 2015 and opened for signatures in 2016, is perhaps the most comprehensive of these policies.
When are they going to make this a legal religion so we can tithe and buy indulgences?
A Chinese scientist on Monday said he has created the world’s first genetically-edited babies in a controversial medical procedure that threatens to shake the foundation of bioethics.
He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen, said the twins — identified as “Lulu” and “Nana” — had their embryos’ DNA changed using a method known as CRISPR.
The genes were edited to prevent the embryos from being able to contract HIV, He said, noting that the twins’ father had the virus.
Research from scientists at Harvard and Yale universities was recently published in a journal called Environmental Research Letters which proposes using a technique called stratospheric aerosol injection to fight against climate change. The proposed technique would see scientists launching sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes up 12 miles high.
An editorial in the international journal of science, Nature, declared that the “move to classify people on the basis of anatomy or genetics should be abandoned.”
Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he’s got an answer: “536.” Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536. In Europe, “It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year,” says McCormick, a historian and archaeologist who chairs the Harvard University Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
Penguins are undeniably interesting creatures, with their feather tuxedos and trademark waddle. Recently, gay penguins have been a subject of particular interest — especially now that these “couples” are being given their own eggs to care for. In Sydney, Australia, a pair of male Gentoo penguins named Magic and Sphen have been applauded for “fostering” an egg. But is all this media mayhem about gay penguins really about the penguins, or is the liberal media using these animals to push their own agenda?
Doubling the numbers of toilets in slum areas can reduce sexual violence against women by almost a third, researchers have found – and now they want to prove their theory.
This is what is wrong with modern science: a theory in search of evidence.
“It’s really good news,” said report co-chairman Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “If ozone-depleting substances had continued to increase, we would have seen huge effects. We stopped that.”
Vegetarians are more miserable, have lower self-esteem and enjoy parties less than meat-eaters, scientists claim
By mid-century, the world needs to be removing about 10 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.
Scientists have in recent years increasingly been publishing headline-grabbing studies that predict the demise of people’s favorite products as part of a strategy to get the public riled up about global warming.
“If the tropical forests go it will be yet another catastrophic failure of the whole Earth system, that will feed back on human beings in an almost unimaginable way,” said Brian Lister, a biologist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Canadian scientists and professors are among hundreds that have signed a statement condemning what they call a “fundamentally unsound” presentation by an Italian physicist on gender issues, and they say they are concerned about prevailing sexism in science.
Science will be more productive with a government mandated quota system.