Scientists' role in swaying public opinion studied
(Phys.org)—Whatever their political persuasion, people are more likely to believe that global warming is caused by humans if they find out that most climate change scientists believe this is the case.
When the heat's on, fish can cope
Australian scientists have discovered that some tropical fish have a greater capacity to cope with rising sea temperatures than previously thought by adjusting over several generations.
Social cost of climate change too low, scientists say
The economic damage caused by a ton of CO2 emissions-often referred to as the "social cost of carbon-could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States uses to guide current energy regulations, and possibly ...
Climate change may already be costing American lives
New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors.
'Punish thy neighbor': Game theory shows the way to control climate change
A week ago the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message – climate change is real, humans are the main cause of it, and unless we stop the warming of the ...
Climatologist challenges low-end claims of Intergovernmental panel
Wind power with benefits
Which renewable energy sources should be funded in developing and emerging countries? A team of scientists headed by Tobias Schmidt from the ETH Zurichs Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC) looked ...
Scientists sound acid alarm for plankton
The microscopic organisms on which almost all life in the oceans depends could be even more vulnerable to increasingly acidic waters than scientists realised, according to a new study.