News tagged with climate debate

Important study of how climate affects biodiversity

How does climate change affect the occurrence and distribution of species? This is a key question in the climate debate, and one that is hard to answer without information about natural variation in species abundance. Now ...

dateApr 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Iconic graph at center of climate debate

The "Hockey Stick" graph, a simple plot representing temperature over time, led to the center of the larger debate on climate change, and skewed the trajectory of at least one researcher, according to Michael ...

dateFeb 14, 2015 in Environment
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Beliefs and attitudes can influence reasoning

In multiple studies investigating how people learn, Dr Matt McCrudden, an Associate Professor in Victoria's Faculty of Education, found that high school and tertiary students of similar age and reading ability were interpreting ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Social Sciences
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The modern view of nature has religious roots

All over the planet, people are fighting to save animals and plants from extinction – even though many species have no utilitarian value for us. In a new book, University of Copenhagen theologian Jakob Wolf takes up this ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Ecology
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More people, more environmental stress

Although it's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing.

dateJun 11, 2012 in Environment
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Physicists consider their own carbon footprint

In October's issue of Physics World, Phil Marshall, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford, calls on physicists to pull their weight when it comes to climate change, drawing on his own research showing that astronomers ...

dateSep 30, 2011 in Environment
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