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Source: The Guradian

The future is unwritten: taking action is best cure for climate change angst

14-Oct-2018

In response to Monday’s release of the IPCC report on the climate crisis – which warned that “unprecedented” changes were needed if global warming increases 1.5C beyond the pre-industrial period – a standup comic I know posted this plaintive request on her Facebook: “Damn this latest report about climate change is just terrifying.

Climate action is human rights, because climate change affects the most vulnerable first and hardest – it already has, with droughts, fires, floods, crop failures.

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Source: Washington Post

Oldest fossils or just rocks Scientists at odds over 3.7 billion-year-old structures.

Thursday 12:42 GMT

It was an extraordinary claim: Scientists studying a rock formation in Greenland said they had discovered Earth’s oldest fossils, a series of small, cone-shaped structures left by microbial mats some 3.7 billion years ago.

The “conical” structures previously identified as fossilized stromatolites are not truly conical, the new report states. The authors say they are the cross-section of what is a ridge, an elongated structure formed through natural tectonic forces.

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Source: Global News

From ‘Jurassic Park’ to Blue Whales, meet the Canadian who assembles priceless fossils for the world’s museums

Thursday 16:24 GMT

To protect the fossils he works with — some of them are considered priceless — security in May’s facility is taken very seriously.

Not many people know that May’s business, Research Casting International, is renowned around the world for its work with prehistoric fossils. When Peter May is asked what he does for a living, he usually responds by saying, “I’m the local dinosaur builder.”


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