Month: December 2019

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming (sciencemag.org) Posted by BeauHD on Thursday December 05, 2019 @05:00AM from the predicting-the-future dept. sciencehabit writes: Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the predictive…

2019’s word of the year is right on the money

Image: Shutterstock / rigsbyphoto By Mark Kaufman2019-11-09 08:05:06 -0800 Collins Dictionary, publishing dictionaries now for two centuries, announced its 2019 “word of the year” on Thursday. It’s a term whose usage increased by a whopping 100-fold between 2018 and 2019, according to Collins’ lexicographers, and since 2013 has been employed four times as much.  In…

Melting Ski Resorts Have a Snow Machine Problem

In late October, the snow elves—that is to say, employees—of the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG ski area in Switzerland fire up their secret weapon: a 30-ton snow-generating goliath known as Snowmaker. For 20 days straight it runs around the clock, churning out 1,900 tons of snow per day. That snow is then ferried up the mountain…

AC Energy appoints joint lead managers for green notes

AC Energy, Inc. has named the financial institutions that will be involved in its proposed three-year green notes offering, which is subject to market conditions, its parent company Ayala Corp. said on Monday. The planned notes offering are fixed for life or non-deferrable senior perpetual non-call instruments, and will be issued by AC Energy Finance…

Fix Earth’s climate crisis instead of dreaming of other planets, urges Nobel prize-winning astronomer

Humanity should focus its attention on solving the climate crisis instead of farfetched and unrealistic notions of escaping Earth for unspoiled planets, a scientist who won this year’s Nobel Prize winners has said. Swiss astronomer Didier Queloz, who shared the prestigious 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for his role in discovering planets orbiting distant suns,…

The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change.

Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that chlorofluorocarbons, chemicals known as CFCs and released from aerosol sprays, were weakening the ozone layer that functions as the earth’s natural sunscreen protecting humans, animals and plants from harmful radiation.The discovery made big news and rattled the public.…