Russia is Starting to Care About Climate Change – Great News for the Environment

On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.

Amazon to Disappear in 50 Years, New Study Suggests

Thе соllарѕе оf large vulnerable ecosystems, ѕuсh as thе Amazon rаіnfоrеѕt and coral reefs in thе Cаrіbbеаn, mау take оnlу a few dесаdеѕ, оnсе асtіvаtеd, a study рublіѕhеd in Nаturе Cоmmunісаtіоnѕ suggests. Thе wоrk, рrераrеd bу rеѕеаrсhеrѕ from thе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Bangor, the Unіvеrѕіtу of Southampton аnd thе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Lоndоn (аll of thе Unіtеd Kіngdоm), rеvеаlѕ the speed аt whісh есоѕуѕtеmѕ оf different ѕіzеѕ wіll dіѕарреаr, once thеу hаvе rеасhеd a роіnt bеуоnd frоm whісh thеу collapse, trаnѕfоrmіng into аn аltеrnаtіvе ecosystem.

A Question of Survival

Recently I was watching the movie Conquest of Paradise with Gerard Depardieu, a movie about Columbus and his discovery of the new world. As I was watching the cruelty that occurred in those days (1492)– the Spanish Inquisition and the brutality of what was done to the native populations when soldiers from a foreign country came in and killed them at will and took everything they possessed, I realized that although more than 500 years have passed and our world has changed in so many ways, we are still killing each other at the same pace and for the same reasons as we did so many hundreds of years ago.

North Magnetic Pole Continues to Shift Crossing Into the Prime Meridian – What Are the Effects?

The north magnetic pole continues to shift crossing into the prime meridian, geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°. Together, a prime meridian and its anti-meridian form a great circle. This great circle divides Earth into two hemispheres. Recently, the shift of the north magnetic pole is drifting at much higher speeds in comparison to the predictions. Hence, it is now crossed over the meridian zero.

SOS! The Future of Our Civilization and Our Planet According to One Soviet Era Russian Scientist

Recently, Greta Thunberg became a household name as a global climate change ambassador. However, dire predictions about the survival of our civilization based on the environment has a Soviet era beginning.

Russian scientist Nikolai Kardashev was a Soviet and Russian astrophysicist, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Deputy Director of the Astro Space Center of PN Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Kardashev, who recently passed away, created a scale in 1964 that is named after him.

Dem Debate Night 1: Selling Voters What They Don’t Want

It was derided as the kids’ table debate, and it’s safe to say Wednesday night’s opening act lived down to the hype.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and nine challengers in single digits took the stage in Miami for NBC’s first Democratic debate of the 2019-20 presidential campaign.  Emphasizing their similarities, few stood out positively from the field.  The first group of ten (with ten more coming Thursday night) debated health care, immigration, foreign policy, and how to run against an unpopular president when things are going well.

Energy Producers Boost Price, Lower Reliability, in the Name of ‘Fighting Climate Change’

You would think energy producers would always be looking for ways to lessen the costs and increase the reliability of power for their customers. This is not the case, however, with several American energy producers who are now taking advantage of the climate scare to try to force their customers to pay more. They are doing this through unnecessary conversions away from dependable, inexpensive coal-fired electricity generation to unreliable and costly wind and solar power. The Wisconsin-based utility, Alliant Energy, which provides electricity to about 960,000 customers in Wisconsin and Iowa, is a case in point.

The Sun Dominates Climate Change

Why are the public generally unaware of the important research that connects variations in the output of the Sun with climate change? They should know about it, since the Sun is responsible for far more climate change than anything we cause.

The reason for this ignorance is that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the source of most people’s understanding about the field, was deliberately directed to study only the human causes of climate change.

International Roundup: Climate, Coalitions, Comrades and Cease-Fire

French Middle-Class Explodes in Anger at Macron and Elites