Day: November 17, 2019

Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record

The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis was condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers on Sunday, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned that the forthcoming election was the last chance to halt the escalating emergency. Experts accused the Conservatives of copying rightwing politicians in the US by deliberately weakening environmental protections.…

How giant kelp may respond to climate change

Jose Luis Kappes prepares to enter a dense Chilean kelp bed to collect reproductive fronds. Credit: Jordan Hollarsmith/UC Davis When a marine heat wave hit California’s coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California but fairly normal for a Southern California summer. Much of the giant kelp in the north…