Mixed News Monday

Good morning! Well, it’s Monday, so how about just a “morning” until my coffee kicks in? Speaking of coffee, ASAP Science released the video below over the weekend. It’s not particularly relevant to anything we’re studying right now, but it is educational and scientific.

And now for the less good news: Global warming is likely to continue unabated, at least for the foreseeable future of our lifetimes. Researchers have published papers in Nature Climate Change and Geophysical Research Letters claiming that natural variations in planetary warming are being overwhelmed by human-induced carbon emissions. Prepare for more extreme weather events for the next 100 years or so! 

Some good news now: Nature magazine reports that a new test for malaria, if proven effective in the field, could bring testing and treatment to millions of rural people who currently don’t have access to these potentially-lifesaving interventions. Science at its best – improving the world around us! 

 

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