4 ingredients facing shortages amid the pandemic

From mushrooms and garlic to carbon dioxide and yeast, coronavirus has led to supply concerns across the food and beverage industry around the world. By Lillianna Byington Manufacturers have been working overtime for months to keep shelves stocked while ingredient suppliers race to keep supply chains from breaking. But as the pandemic rocks the food 

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Are Meteorologists Scientists Or Not?

By Marshall Shepherd Most days I go about my business with no intention of putting on my Forbes Contributor hat. This morning Twitter triggered the need for an article. A colleague, Natasha Ramsahai, posted on Twitter about diversity representation of TV meteorologists in Canada. Her main point was that, for many people, the television meteorologist 

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Climate Science – The Consequences of Irreproducibility

By Patrick Michaels, Ph.D. Many headline scientific findings in recent years have turned out to be false. They can’t be reproduced—and if you can’t reproduce a result, it isn’t science. The headlines are just the tip of the iceberg. A huge amount of ordinary scientific findings published in peer-reviewed journals doesn’t replicate. Something has gone 

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Mass spectrometry and climate science. Part I: Determining past climates

By Roland Hirsch Mass spectrometry is essential for research in climate science. Understanding climate requires having sufficient knowledge about past climate and about the important factors that are influencing climate today, so that reliable models can be developed to predict future climate. Analytical chemistry enables measurement of the chemical composition of materials, from the amounts 

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New Podcast: Commonsense Conversations and Ocean Health

June 16, 2020 – COMMONSENSE/CPAC/CO2 – Genesis Torres of The CO2 Coalition joins Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio to discuss climate change and CPAC. Torres is the Science Associate at the coalition. She assisted in the editing of the white paper Ocean Health: Is there an “Acidification” problem? You can listen to the podcast at http://csctalkradio.com/podcast/commonsense-cpac-climate-change-co2/

Rochester researchers unlock clues to a dramatic chapter of Earth’s geological history

Imagine Earth completely covered in ice. While it’s hard to picture all of today’s oceans and land masses obscured with glaciers, such an ice-covered version of the planet was not so far-fetched millions of years ago. Lasting from approximately 1,000 to 540 million years ago, the dramatic chapter is an important part of Earth’s 4.5-billion-year 

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MIT’s Dr. Lindzen Pokes Fun At The ‘Naïve’, Well-Funded ‘Scientific Reasoning’ That 1 Factor – CO2 – Controls Climate

By Kenneth Richard In a new paper, atmospheric physicist Dr. Richard Lindzen summarizes the “implausible” claims today’s proponents of dangerous anthropogenic global warming espouse. Dr. Richard Lindzen retired several years ago, and yet his immense contribution to the atmospheric sciences lives on. His research is still cited about 600 times per year. Lindzen recently published 

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How do forest landscapes respond to elevated CO2 and ozone? Scaling Aspen‐FACE plot‐scale experimental results

By Eric J. Gustafson, Brian R. Miranda and Brian R. Sturtevant Abstract The Aspen‐FACE (Free‐Air Carbon Enrichment) experiment was an 11‐yr study of the effect of elevated CO2 and ozone (alone and in combination) on the growth productivity of model aspen communities (pure aspen, aspen‐birch, and aspen‐maple) in the field in northern Wisconsin, USA. Uncertainty 

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