Adaptation isnt enough. Weve got to throw everything at the climate crisis | Fiona Harvey

Jonathan Franzen preaches the gospel of adaptation. But without cutting emissions, it wont work, says Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey When were faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have used walls to keep out people, too: the fact that this has failed throughout the ages has not stopped its recent According to the UN, climate-related disasters are already taking place at the rate of one a week, though only a few of them such as number of people facing water shortages set to leap from 3.6 billion today to 5 billion by 2050. At least $1tn a …

Adaptation isnt enough. Weve got to throw everything at the climate crisis | Fiona Harvey

Jonathan Franzen preaches the gospel of adaptation. But without cutting emissions, it wont work, says Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey When were faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have used walls to keep out people, too: the fact that this has failed throughout the ages has not stopped its recent According to the UN, climate-related disasters are already taking place at the rate of one a week, though only a few of them such as number of people facing water shortages set to leap from 3.6 billion today to 5 billion by 2050. At least $1tn a …

Adaptation isnt enough. Weve got to throw everything at the climate crisis | Fiona Harvey

Jonathan Franzen preaches the gospel of adaptation. But without cutting emissions, it wont work, says Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey When were faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have used walls to keep out people, too: the fact that this has failed throughout the ages has not stopped its recent According to the UN, climate-related disasters are already taking place at the rate of one a week, though only a few of them such as number of people facing water shortages set to leap from 3.6 billion today to 5 billion by 2050. At least $1tn a …

Adaptation isnt enough. Weve got to throw everything at the climate crisis | Fiona Harvey

Jonathan Franzen preaches the gospel of adaptation. But without cutting emissions, it wont work, says Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey When were faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have used walls to keep out people, too: the fact that this has failed throughout the ages has not stopped its recent According to the UN, climate-related disasters are already taking place at the rate of one a week, though only a few of them such as number of people facing water shortages set to leap from 3.6 billion today to 5 billion by 2050. At least $1tn a …

Mike Ashley: I want to be one of the big fish

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Ashley tells the BBC’s Emma Simpson his strategy is to take Sports Direct upmarket Mike Ashley has defended Sports Direct’s strategy and said he still has faith in High Street retail. “It’s going to be a lot smaller pond, but the fish are going to be enormous. I want to be one of those enormous fish,” he told the BBC. His comments came after a difficult annual general meeting (AGM), where shareholders criticised his strategy. The businessman admitted he had bitten off more than he could chew with the firm’s slew of recent purchases. Sports Direct has admitted that last year’s £90m acquisition of House of Fraser was a mistake, describing …

Mike Ashley: I want to be one of the big fish

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Ashley tells the BBC’s Emma Simpson his strategy is to take Sports Direct upmarket Mike Ashley has defended Sports Direct’s strategy and said he still has faith in High Street retail. “It’s going to be a lot smaller pond, but the fish are going to be enormous. I want to be one of those enormous fish,” he told the BBC. His comments came after a difficult annual general meeting (AGM), where shareholders criticised his strategy. The businessman admitted he had bitten off more than he could chew with the firm’s slew of recent purchases. Sports Direct has admitted that last year’s £90m acquisition of House of Fraser was a mistake, describing …

The Geological Record Suggests A Sixth Mass Extinction: The End-Guadalupian Extinction Event

You may have heard of the sixth mass extinction, which (unlike all others that preceded it) is not resigned to the history books but is taking place in the present – or is due to take place in the near future, depending on who you ask. The timeline for this particular doomsday scenario is muddy. But according to a paper published in Historical Biology, it should really be the seventh mass extinction. This is because researchers at New York University, US, and Nanjing University, China, have identified a previously underestimated mass-extinction event that occurred some 260 million years ago: the end-Guadalupian extinction event. The event seems to have been sparked by the Emeishan flood-basalt eruption, which produced an extensive rock formation in southern China …

Why you shouldn’t count out Bernie Sanders

(CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seems to be the third wheel among the Democratic frontrunners. Former Vice President Joe Biden has held a consistent advantage in national primary polls. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to have the crowds and momentum. Importantly, Sanders isn’t dropping. His 15% in national polls is what he’s averaged basically all year with the exception of a post-announcement bump in March. Sanders is not like California Sen. Kamala Harris, who started in the single digits, rose after she announced, dropped, rose again after the first debate and then dropped a second time. Having 15% support is key because it means he’s at the threshold to receive delegates in primary contests. The early state picture is a little …

Parents Love This $27 Dyson Vacuum For Kids That Actually Cleans The Floor

Kids love to copy what adults are doing by using toys, so why not give them toys that would make the life of their parents’ a little bit easier? We are pretty sure that all parents would love to see their kids finally cleaning up after themselves, and there’s a solution for that – a functional toy vacuum.  So why not treat your child and yourself to one on the upcoming holiday season? Toy manufacturer Casdon created a direct replica of the life-size Dyson Ball Vacuum for the little ones. It allows kids to pretend acting like adults around the house and also learn to do chores in a fun way. The vacuum comes in bright colors and is accurate …

Oldest Genetic Information Ever Recorded Extracted From 1.7-Million-Year-Old Rhino Tooth

Between 2.5 million and 700,000 years ago, a now-extinct group of rhinos known as Stephanorhinus stomped across northern Eurasia. Now, game-changing research has extracted genetic information from the 1.7-million-year-old tooth of one of these ancient beasts. Not only is it the oldest genetic data to ever be recorded, but it could also pave the way for research into how mammals, including us, have evolved over millions of years. The genetic information was preserved in the enamel of the rhino’s tooth. Enamel can be a useful tool for palaeontologists as it’s the hardest material found in the mammalian body and therefore highly durable. Before this study came along, the oldest genetic information sequenced from an animal came in the form of DNA …

Scientists Reconstruct What Happened The Day The Dinosaurs Died

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid blast the equivalent of 10 billion World War II atomic bombs set off wildfires, triggered tsunamis, and emitted enough sulfur into the atmosphere to block out the Sun. The result? A mass extinction that killed off 75 percent of life on Earth, including all nonavian dinosaurs. At least, that’s been the longstanding, yet often contested theory. Now, new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms the theory and provides an “unprecedented window” into the immediate aftermath of the impact. An international team of more than two dozen scientists analyzed core samples from rocks within the mountains and hills surrounding the Chixculub cater in the Yucatan Peninsula, a massive hole measuring nearly 30 …

Free speech wars miss the point of college

(CNN)As the new school year gets underway and the presidential campaign heats up, it won’t be long before we hear once again critics bewailing that free speech is no longer a core value at colleges and universities. Through a well-funded effort by conservative political organizations, already more than a dozen state legislatures have passed so-called campus free speech bills. Along with appeals to free speech, we will also (paradoxically) hear calls for civility, for soft self-censorship in the name of decorum. In fact, we already have, with Cindy McCain’s Acts of Civility initiative and in the wake of Bret Stephens’ reaction to a tweet from a George Washington professor. At a time when violent racism has become ingrained in immigration …

Is Billie Eilish a devil worshipper? Hell, no

The video for the pop stars new single has outraged many Christians. But its no sin to sing about the climate crisis And the Bible said: God did not spare the angels when they sinned (Can I be a good Christian and like Billie Eilishs new music? On Twitter, a woman responded to Eilishs share of the video, saying: Prayers sent. Nobody asked for your prayers, Tina she claims it cost her a video for Judas, released close to Holy Week and Easter 2011, though Gaga said it was not a purposeful attack on religion: The only controversial thing about this video is that Im wearing Christian Lacroix and Chanel in the same frame, she joked to E!. In July, …

‘Storm Area 51’ creator leaves alien-themed festival in shakeup over safety concerns, fear of ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

Sign for Little A’Le’Inn and flying saucer hanging from tow truck, Rachel, Nevada, near Area 51. (Getty Images) The Internet joke that went viral has spurred two rural Nevada counties to draft an emergency declaration, with local law enforcement planning to team resources with the state and neighboring counties ahead of Sept. 20-22 events. Roberts visited the town of Rachel over the weekend and told FOX5 at the time that the Facebook event he created never was expected to snowball into something this big. At the time, he said he was still looking to be involved in the Alienstock event. “I’ve never been more stressed in my life, but I’ve also never been this happy,” he told FOX5 on Sunday. “It’s insane, …

Why 2 Of The Worlds Largest Fashion Companies Are Ditching Brazilian Leather

two of the world’s largest fashion companies — Sweden’s H&M Group and VF Corp., the American company behind brands like Vans and Timberland — have said they’re ditching Brazilian leather. “Due to the severe fires in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest, and the connections to cattle production, we have decided to place a temporary ban on leather from Brazil,” a spokesperson for the H&M Group H&M’s ban came on the heels of a similar announcement made the week before by VF Corp., which owns several apparel and footwear brands including Dickies, Eastpak, JanSport and The North Face. major devastating wildfires that have been burning there for weeks. Swaths of the Amazon ― the world’s biggest terrestrial carbon sink …

Trump Under Pressure To Lay Out Path Forward On Gun Legislation

gun violence. What they require to move forward is guidance from President gun control. Republican congressional leadership from both chambers: House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Majority Whip John Thune (S.D.). The president and the top GOP leaders are expected to discuss the matter during the meeting at the White House.  “At this point, I think the president probably needs to make a decision,” Murphy told reporters on Monday, adding that Democrats had put some “creative ideas on the table.” “As each day goes by, it seems more likely that we’re going to find ourselves back in a familiar place, where 90% of the Americans who want more background checks are going to be disappointed once again,” Murphy said. …