Climate change projected to significantly increase HABs

Harmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change, according to a team of researchers led by a Tufts University scientist. The team developed a modeling framework that predicts that the largest increase…

Snopes takes on Pruitt’s CO2 denial

Alex Kasprak, of conspiracy and misinformation debunking site Snopes, does a fact check on newly appointed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that carbon dioxide is not “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” and that scientists are still debating the issue. During a March 9, 2017… [Read the full story]

Ocean algae seem fit for climate change

Scientists have been investigating the likely future impact of changing environmental conditions on ocean phytoplankton, which forms the basis of all the oceans’ food chains, is important for absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and generates much of the oxygen needed to sustain life on Earth…

Algae and National Security: Part 3

Climate chaos brings a wide range of threats to food security. Robert Kaplan envisioned in The Coming Anarchy (1994) the core foreign-policy challenge for the 21st century as the “Political and strategic impact of surging populations, spreading disease…