The real reason some scientists downplay the risks of climate change | The Guardian

‘While climate skeptics and deniers often accuse scientists of exaggerating the threats associated with the climate crisis, the available evidence suggests the opposite. By and large, scientists have either been right in their assessments, or have been unduly conservative. We noticed a clear pattern of underestimation of certain key climate indicators, and therefore underestimation of the threat of climate disruption. ‘

Source: The real reason some scientists downplay the risks of climate change | The Guardian

Exxon Is On Trial, Accused Of Misleading Investors About Risks Of Climate Change | NPR

‘In only the second climate change trial in the U.S., Exxon Mobil goes to court Tuesday accused of defrauding shareholders and the public. New York’s attorney general brought the suit, which alleges that the oil giant misrepresented how carbon regulation would affect the company’s financial outlook.’

Source: Exxon Is On Trial, Accused Of Misleading Investors About Risks Of Climate Change | NPR

Study finds fungi, not plant matter, responsible for most carbon sequestration in northern forests | Phys.org

‘(Phys.org) —A new study undertaken by a diverse group of scientists in Sweden has found that contrary to popular belief, most of the carbon that is sequestered in northern boreal forests comes about due to fungi that live on and in tree roots, rather than via dead needles, moss and leaf matter. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their findings after taking soil samples from 30 islands in two lakes in northern Sweden.’

Source:  Study finds fungi, not plant matter, responsible for most carbon sequestration in northern forests | Phys.org

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands | The New York Times

‘WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to ease protections for an iconic bird that makes its home on millions of acres of oil and gas-rich sagebrush lands, dealing a blow to government efforts to allow more drilling, mining and logging in the west.’

Source: Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands | The New York Times

Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop | buzzfeednews.com

‘…As frustrating as they are, climate deniers aren’t the problem. The real trouble lies with what I call climate liars: the thousands of politicians who secretly accept climate science but publicly deny it for political gain. If the climate movement is going to prevail, we must be crystal clear about this distinction.’

Source: Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop | buzzfeednews.com

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise | Audubon.org

‘Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.’

Source: Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise | Audubon.org

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