Tagged: global warming

Thanks Mum and Dad! Reef fish inherit tolerance to warming oceans - News

Jean Balchin May 02, 2018

Recent research published in Nature Climate Change has found that reef fish can inherit from their parents the genetic tools to adjust to warming oceans. Obviously, given that our climate is rapidly changing, the decline of animal populations – particularly marine populations – is a distinct concern. For the first time, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral … Read More

What children can teach us about looking after the environment - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 18, 2018

Rebecca Koomen, Max Planck Institute This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. United States President Donald Trump sparked outrage last year when he announced that the US would pull out of the Paris climate agreement. The decision frustrated world leaders because it undermined the process of global cooperation, … Read More

The SMC Video Competition: History of David Glacier from the Cosmos to Atoms - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Apr 10, 2018

Recently, the results of the Science Media Centre Video Competition were revealed. It was an incredible competition, open to previous participants of the SMC’s science video workshops. There were eight entries, and the judges were incredibly impressed with the creativity and quality of the entries. I was fortunate enough to watch all eight entries and chat to a number of … Read More

Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine life - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 02, 2018

Madeleine De Gabriele, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Rising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science Advances. The study, based on thousands of surveys carried out by volunteer scuba divers, gives new insights into the … Read More

Future tense: how the language you speak influences your willingness to take climate action - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 12, 2018

Astghik Mavisakalyan, Curtin University; Clas Weber, University of Western Australia, and Yashar Tarverdi, Curtin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Does the language we speak influence how much we care about the environment? Our new research suggests that the answer is yes. Speakers of … Read More

Why New Zealand should not explore for more natural gas reserves - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 28, 2018

Ralph Sims, Massey University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. New Zealand’s new coalition government has committed to introducing zero-carbon legislation that would set the country on a course to be carbon neutral by 2050. At the same time, it is not ruling out new permits for coal … Read More

As Arctic sea ice shrinks, new research shows how much energy polar bears use to find food - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 07, 2018

Anthony Pagano, University of California, Santa Cruz This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists, opportunities to observe these animals are fleeting. In fact, scientists’ main resources for understanding basic behaviors of polar bears on … Read More

Why climate change is worsening public health problems - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 01, 2018

Chelsey Kivland, Dartmouth College and Anne Sosin, Dartmouth College This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: “All roads lead to universal health coverage.” Discussions for how … Read More

Global Warming is causing a reduction in the Northern Hemisphere’s wind energy resource - News

Jean Balchin Dec 12, 2017

As the climate warms, it is expected that the amount of wind available for converting into electricity will decrease in the Northern Hemisphere. The study, published this week in Nature Geoscience, finds that this projected decline will particularly affect the central United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, the northern Middle East, and central, northern and far eastern Asia. In … Read More

Size Matters: the challenge of being a green consumer - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 26, 2017

The one thing that has really changed in the last century is the size and scale of human effects on the environment.   This isn’t to say we didn’t have impacts before. As humans spread over this globe, many vertebrate species became extinct. Whether it’s the giant mammoths or giant moas, humans alter the world around them.  What … Read More