No, the worst-case climate change futures haven’t been ruled out

A single study has been hailed for narrowing the range of possible climate change scenarios, but figuring out how the world will warm is more complicated than headlines suggest Headlines this week proclaimed the worst-case scenarios for climate change were “debunked” and “not credible”. As you might expect, things aren’t that simple. The stories were sparked by […]

Alpincup: Thomas Dreßen gewinnt Abfahrt am Hahnenkamm

Zum ersten Mal seit 39 Jahren hat ein Deutscher die Abfahrt in Kitzbühel gewonnen. “Ich tue es noch gar nicht glauben”, sagte Thomas Dreßen nach dem Erfolg. Der Deutsche Thomas Dreßen hat die Abfahrt im Hahnenkammrennen in Kitzbühel gewonnen. Er ist damit der erste Deutsche seit 39 Jahren, der diese Disziplin für sich entschieden hat. […]

IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony. In the most symbolic agreement approved Saturday, 12 North Korean women’s hockey players will join their neighbors in […]

Wie sollten wir mit unseren Daten im Netz umgehen?

Serviceplan-Chef Florian Haller fordert eine philosophische Debatte über den Umgang mit Spuren im Netz. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Serviceplan-Chef Florian Haller fordert eine philosophische Debatte über den Umgang mit Spuren im Netz. Dieses Interview erschien zuerst in der gedruckten Ausgabe des WIRED Magazins im November 2017 und ist Teil der Rubrik „Digitale Republik“. […]

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual – and perhaps unwelcome – ally. 4 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia found themselves on Friday […]

Can we zero-in on Earth’s sensitivity to CO₂?

Two new studies offer tantalizing progress on an enduring problem. But the difference between “very bad” and “extremely bad” is pretty important, so climate scientists aren’t throwing up their hands any time soon—as two new studies published this week show. There are several basic strategies available for calculating the climate’s sensitivity. These range from studying […]