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France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Technology
Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term. The "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants — a nod to Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan — are part of Macron's efforts to counter Trump on the climate change front. Macron announced a contest for the projects in June, hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. More than 5,000 people from about 100 countries expressed interest in the grants. A majority of the applicants — and 13 of the 18 winners — were U.S.-based researchers. Macron's appeal "gave me such a psychological boost, to have that kind of support, t
Some species more vulnerable to climate change than they appear

Some species more vulnerable to climate change than they appear

Science
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Research suggests some species are more vulnerable to climate change they appear.In analyzing the ecosystems within tidal pools and shallow waters along the West Coast, researchers realized beds of mussels and seaweed provide protection against climate change for a variety of small marine species.According to the latest research -- published this week in the journal Ecology Letters -- seaweed and mussel beds essentially offer air conditioning to the communities of species they shelter. As a result, many species as far south as Southern California and as far north as Puget Sound have experienced equally minimal amounts of heat stress.Cursory evaluations might suggest these species are resilient to climate change or able to adapt to dramatic temperature variation, but in rea...
Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump's resistance to climate change is madness

Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump's resistance to climate change is madness

Entertainment
Interview by Jimmy Blake, words by Steve Holden Newsbeat reporters Sir Paul McCartney has criticised President Trump's attitude towards climate change, stating that some of his actions are "madness".He's accused the American leader of turning around "a lot of the advances that have been made" to help the environment. The former Beatle is continuing his long running vegetarianism campaign. In June, President Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement to cut global emissions.He said one of the reasons was to seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.However, there have since been mixed messages from the US government over whether it would actually stay in the agreement. President Trump also once said the concept of global warming was ...
U.S. government report blames humans for global climate change

U.S. government report blames humans for global climate change

Science
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Humans are to blame to for global warming, according to the most comprehensive climate change report yet produced by the federal government.The 600-page report is unambiguous and contradicts many of the Trump administration's positions and talking points on climate change.Since taking office, Trump and Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, have downplayed the severity and certainty of global warming."I believe that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said earlier this year. "There's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact."The latest report strikes a different tone."It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th cent...
Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

Sports
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will not resort to pragmatism despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to German giants Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash in the Allianz Arena.The Northern Irishman had promised to play on the front foot in the Group B encounter and in an open game, skipper Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 17th minute before right-back Joshua Kimmich headed in a second in the 29th minute.Mats Hummels headed in a third six minutes after the break and although the Scottish champions threatened more in the second-half it was a comfortable win for the star-studded home side.Asked if he could perhaps have been more pragmatic in his approach, Rodgers, whose side lost 5-0 at home to French side Paris Saint-Germain in their opening fixture before beting Anderlecht 3-0 away, sai...