The Northern Lights Will Be Amazing In The Next Few Days

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience  Grab a warm coat and get ready to travel away from artificial lights. Thanks to the biggest solar flare we have observed in a decade, people at the northernmost and southernmost latitudes might experience an extraordinary spectacle. According to NOAA’s aurora forecast service, the Northern Lights might be visible to more southern latitudes than they usually are,…

Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  With Texas reeling from Harvey, Irma devastating several Caribbean islands, and now Jose being upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, it’s been a rough season for North America. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon when Jose’s maximum winds hit 125 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour). As of 5 am ET on Wednesday, maximum…

A Garbage Patch The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered In The Pacific Ocean

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Scientists have found another patch of plastics, human trash, and chemical sludge deep within in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean. Much like the more northerly “Great Pacific garbage patch” found between Hawaii and mainland US, it’s definitely not good news. The new patch was recently confirmed by a project led…

France’s Effort To Steal America’s Climate Scientists Is Working

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Back in February, before his successful election as the President of the French Republican, Emmanuel Macron had a message for Americans beleaguered federal scientists: come to France. Eventually, details emerged of a program, mischievously entitled “Make Our Planet Great Again,” that set aside $69 million and four-year-long research grants for climate scientists that took…

Climate Change Authority No Longer Has Any Climate Scientists On It

By:  James Felton/IFL Science  A climate change authority in Australia has a grand total of zero climate scientists, after their final climate scientist left the board. Professor David Karoly left the Climate Change Authority (CCA) after finishing his five-year term. He is the only scientist to have stuck out his term there, the Guardian reports. Other climate scientists, including Professor Clive…

What Did Stephen Hawking Mean When He Said Trump Could Turn Earth Into Venus?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Stephen Hawking is clearly not a fan of President Trump. Over the last few weeks and months, he’s been particularly aggrieved by the White House’s decision to leave the Paris climate change agreement. Previously, he’s referred to this as the “most serious and wrong decision this world has seen” on climate change. Now, speaking to BBC…

We Only Have Three Years To Prevent Climate Catastrophe, But There Is Hope

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science  If global carbon emissions don’t start to decline within the next three years, the planet will be on track for dangerous levels of climate change and the goals set for the Paris climate agreement will be unattainable. In a letter published in Nature, experts including the former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, have set out…

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