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Science Geek Advent calendar - Boing Boing

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Yes, it's five days into Advent, but you should still check out the Science Geek Advent calendar from Science Creative Quarterly — featuring reindeer parasites, festive lobsters, Christmas trees in space and more cool stuff.
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Why Science Deserves Its Popularity - TIME

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Why Science Deserves Its Popularity
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This makes the fact that science scored so high in 2013 a hopeful sign.
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Panel says, global warming carries risk of deep dramatic changes

Panel says, global warming carries risk of deep dramatic changes | Middle School Science | Scoop.it
Articles in the Temperature Rising series from The New York Times.

 

Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. Articles in this series focus on the central arguments in the climate debate and examine the evidence for global warming and its consequences.

 

At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as well as a shutdown of the heat circulation in the Atlantic Ocean that would chill nearby land areas — the fear on which the 2004 movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was loosely based.

 

In a recent report, the panel appointed by the National Research Council called for the creation of an early warning system to alert society well in advance to changes capable of producing chaos. Nasty climate surprises have occurred already, and more seem inevitable, perhaps within decades, panel members warned. But, they said, little has been done to prepare.

 

“The reality is that the climate is changing,” said James W. C. White, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Colorado Boulder who headed the committee on abrupt impacts of climate change. “It’s going to continue to happen, and it’s going to be part of everyday life for centuries to come — perhaps longer than that.”


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