The map was made by Patricio Gonzalez, an artist and engineer at mapping start-up Mapzen, based in Brooklyn, New York. —> Read More
Given that current pledges will bring us to 2.7 °C of warming, the wording and legal basis of any agreement will be crucial sticking points
Pope Francis warned that the world is on the brink of “suicide” if it doesn’t address climate change.
“I can say to you ‘now or never’,” he said on Monday, according to Reuters. “Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide.”
The Pope has made climate change a core issue of his papacy and he has said that it is humanity’s responsibility to take care of the planet God created.
Here are some of his most poignant statements on the issue:
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Schools need to do more to create “cloud” classrooms so students tap into their lessons from anywhere and anyplace but teachers remain crucial to learning, according to a QUT education researcher. —> Read More
Unexpected ‘weather’ spotted on the moon: Solar wind is creating vortexes that billow on the dark side of the lunar surface
Scientists from Umea University in Sweden have found up to 10 per cent of the solar wind hitting the moon is reflected back into space, disturbing the incoming solar wind so it spirals onto the dark side. —> Read More
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Phones could soon be powered by SALT: Sodium-ion batteries are cheaper and last longer than cells currently used in gadgets
The prototype battery (pictured) was made by the Réseau sur le stockage électrochimique de l’énergie, or Electrochemical Energy Storage Network. —> Read More
As today’s EU Competitiveness Council’s is due to adopt Conclusions on research integrity, Science Europe publishes a comprehensive review of developments in research integrity across Europe and the US. —> Read More
Serious investment in green tech is crucial because the innovations set to change the world don’t exist yet. —> Read More