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Peter Forbes: We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

A lazy buzz phrase – ‘Is this the new normal?’ – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Mel Gurtov: While Rome (and Most Everywhere Else) Burns

The Trump administration is taking action, but in precisely the wrong direction. . The sky above Soda Bay, Calif. is seen on July 30, 2018 as the River Fire burns. … Continue reading

August 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Dinosaurs’ death may be guide to today

Evidence from the dinosaurs’ deaths 65 million years ago might just provide a lesson to learn about the lasting damage now being done by humanity. LONDON, 5 June, 2018 – … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kyle Harper: How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might squirm at such attempts to … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

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