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Climate Emergency Scientists Claim The Earth Is In Dire Need Of Our Help 

Now, climate scientists are warning that the climate crisis has worsened exponentially within the past decade, and this year was no different. 
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Dramatic Climate Efforts Are Needed As The World Risks Hitting Temperature Limit Within 5 Years

The 2015 Paris Climate Accord aimed to pull together countries across the world in a bid to prevent global temperatures reaching 1.5C or above. Countries across the world who joined, would pledge to reduce emissions and work towards greener solutions in order to meet this target. The accord works on 5 year cycles of ‘increasingly ambitious climate action’. In 2020, the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) believed there was a 20% chance that the world would not keep temperatures below 1.5C. However, in the latest forecast, they believe that there is a 40% chance that global temperatures would surpass 1.5C any year within the next five, and the odds are increasing.

Ancient 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Appear In Melting Glacier Ice

Century-old moss that has been frozen away in the depths of a Tibetan Glacier has melted to reveal ancient viruses, giving scientists a real glimpse into the organisms that lived tens of thousands of years ago on Earth, as well as the history of their ecosystems.

NASA Researching Bigger Helicopter For More-Detailed Exploration Of Mars

NASA currently uses the Mars helicopter known as Ingenuity to capture images and data on the Red Planet. Now, the agency has announced that they are quietly researching a bigger and better helicopter to navigate through Mars’s rough terrain.

Why Modern Drug-Testing Methods Lack Accuracy And Morality

Modern toxicology methods have grown to be outdated and too generalized, which is why experts like Ted W. Simon are dedicated to educating people on the issue, as well as finding more accurate ways to test for drugs or alcohol.

“The new approach methodologies are also subject to misuse. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) located in Lyons, France has begun to use the results of HTS in a highly inappropriate way to label chemicals as carcinogenic. IARC’s designation of the herbicide glyphosate as a ‘carcinogen’ is an example.” Simon believes this designation is actually a move to spur the political leaders of France to ban genetically modified organisms. Read more…