Month: November 2017

Flat-Earth Movement is Booming in America

Flat-Earth Movement is Booming in America The U.S. flat-Earth movement is booming, according to new data that shows more Americans scoured the internet for flat-Earth theories in the last 12 months than ever before. The Economist tracked how often Americans searched for the words “flat Earth” …

Mexico Protects Largest Ocean Reserve in North America

Mexico Protects Largest Ocean Reserve in North America Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto designated North America’s largest ocean reserve, Revillagigedo Archipelago, as a national park. The designation will protect more than 57,000 square miles of ocean teeming with 37 species of sharks and rays, four species …

Climate change and international conflict

Climate change and international conflict (pt. 1) In early November, Americans honored the service and sacrifices their soldiers have made in foreign wars. Given the discussions at the climate meeting just concluded in Bonn, Americans may wonder whether they will soon find themselves honoring veterans of …

Changing one’s views through dialogue

  On the March for Science Facebook page, someone asked how group members might engage in productive conversation with a family member who holds opposite ideologies. The query immediately prompted hundreds of comments and suggestions, with the tally increasing by the minute. The surge of responses …

Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the world’s fastest-growing greenhouse gas sources. Demand for …