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The governments take climate change very seriously these days, but they worry that too much frankness about the cost of going past 1.5C will create irresistible pressure on them to take radical action now. In "Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life", University of OR sociology professor Kari Marie Norgaard noted that people "stopped paying attention to global climate change when they realized that there is no easy solution".
  • Michael could strengthen to Category 4 before landfall

    Michael could strengthen to Category 4 before landfall

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    Florida Panhandle's Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan issued a chilling warning to residents who choose to ride out the storm at home. His opponent in Florida's Senate race, Sen. "If you're responsible for a patient, you're responsible for the patient". To prepare, he said people should put essential documents in waterproof bags as they plan to evacuate to a safer area.
  • Apantalla Google con nuevas tabletas y celular

    Apantalla Google con nuevas tabletas y celular

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    Además está equipado con altavoces frontales y dos cámaras de 8 megapíxeles, una delantera y otra trasera. Al final la sorpresa prometida en cuanto a su smartphone fue poca, porque apenas 6 horas antes ya se había filtrado absolutamente todo sobre el Google Pixel 3 y el Pixel 3 XL .
  • Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

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    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters that the Soyuz capsule automatically jettisoned from the booster when it failed 123 seconds after the launch from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan . "Officials are now examining the launch site, documents are being seized", it said in a statement . To make matters worse, the three current crew members must return to Earth before the end of the year as well.
  • Hurricane Michael Obliterates Mexico Beach, Florida

    Hurricane Michael Obliterates Mexico Beach, Florida

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    Even before Michael made full landfall, it was whipping trees with its winds and had caused flooding in the town of Apalachicola, where more than five feet of water was reported, and in Port St. He spent the early part of the morning making national television appearances. "We know many people have been injured". Asked if there would be more evacuation orders, he said officials were monitoring the situation but that people in potentially affected areas should not take any chances ...
  • First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle

    First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle

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    In Lafayette County, a shelter is open at the Lafayette High School cafeteria. "My God, it's scary". For the big tourist destinations of Panama City Beach, Destin and Fort Walton, it could be months before they are back on an even keel as the hurricane destroyed homes, businesses and resorts, uprooted thousands of trees, and tore down power lines across the region.
  • Australia rejects calls to phase out coal-fired power

    Australia rejects calls to phase out coal-fired power

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    Now that we're through the breathlessness of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, perhaps one of those adults in the room could put a pictorial summary of what this report says is happening on the president's desk. Coal is also Australia's largest export, according to McCormack. Billed in the media as " life changing ", the report illustrates how crossing the ever-nearer threshold of 1.5℃ warming will affect the planet, and how hard it will be to avoid overshooting this target.
  • Limit climate change ? do everything and do it now, scientists plead

    Limit climate change ? do everything and do it now, scientists plead

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    A landmark United Nations report on Monday warned that sufficiently limiting man-made global warming will "require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" in order to avoid dramatic global consequences , including rising sea levels, dying coral reefs and human casualties due to extreme heat.
  • Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle

    Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle

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    As of late Tuesday, storm trackers were still seeing signs of Michael intensifying. Scott had warned of a "monstrous hurricane", and his Democratic opponent for the Senate, Sen. However, Hurricane Michael's strong winds and storm surge could be devastating. Tropical storm winds extended 185 miles (295 kilometers) from the center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 45 miles (75 kilometers).
  • Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

    Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

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    Michael was upgraded to a hurricane Monday and is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane before reaching the Panhandle and Big Bend area on Wednesday. Isolated areas could get 12 inches and life-threatening flash floods. "This is coming very fast". "On the state level, we are prepared", said Ivey.
  • Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

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    If emissions continue at the current rate, temperatures will bust the Paris agreement limits by the year 2040. Scientists say that urgent steps need to be taken now to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a "climate catastrophe".
  • Trump sceptical of United Nations climate change report findings

    Trump sceptical of United Nations climate change report findings

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    Even 1.5°C comes with serious consequences. It will be one of the main items discussed at a global conference in Poland in December, when governments will review the Paris Agreement (which the United States withdrew from in June 2017). Another recent report from the consulting firm PwC makes it clear that even limiting warming to 2 degrees C will be a stretch: "There seems to be nearly zero chance of limiting warming to well below two degrees (the main goal of the Paris Agreement), though ...
  • "Monstrous" Hurricane Michael eyeing Florida's Gulf Coast

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    Hurricane Michael is continuing to strengthen, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center's (NHC ) latest 11 a.m. update on October 9. Michael was packing sustained winds of up to 85 miles per hour (140 kph) and gaining strength as it skirted past Cuba's western tip en route to a likely Wednesday landfall as the most powerful storm to strike the Florida Panhandle in at least a decade.
  • Esta es la razón del cierre de Google+

    Esta es la razón del cierre de Google+

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    Así lo ha confirmado la compañía este lunes tras revelar que durante tres años ha dejado al descubierto datos públicos de al menos 500.000 usuarios . Google reconoce que descubrió el agujero de seguridad gracias a Project Strobe , una iniciativa interna que tiene como objetivo revisar el acceso y los permisos que tienen mediante las API los desarrolladores externos.
  • United Nations Climate Report Warns Miami Basically Screwed

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    It will be one of the main items discussed at a global conference in Poland in December, when governments will review the Paris Agreement (which the USA withdrew from in June 2017). Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching "net zero" around 2050.
  • Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

    Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

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    The possible moon was documented by Kepler, the powerhouse planet-hunting space telescope, when it cast a shadow by crossing in front of a star. The researchers' investigations showed that the HST-recorded transit of Kepler-1625b occurred almost 80 minutes earlier than expected, a pattern suggesting the presence of transit timing variations , or TTVs, which are among the first proposed methods to confirm the presence of exomoons.
  • Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

    Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

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    Smith and Winter also managed to use evolution to the advantage of humankind by developing a technique called phage display . Equally true is that even these stellar scientists have not found a way to invent from scratch proteins that rival the ones we see by the thousands in living cells.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for using evolution to develop new chemicals

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    The other half will be jointly split between George Smith from the University of Missouri, US and Gregory Winter from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom who developed a technique called phage display . These antibodies can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. Reached by The Associated Press Wednesday, Smith credited others for the work that led to his breakthrough.
  • Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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    Immunotherapy unleashes the body's immune system to target cancerous tumor cells and has fewer devastating side effects compared to chemotherapy. The institute added that therapies based on Prof Honjo's discovery "proved to be strikingly effective in the fight against cancer".
  • Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

    Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

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    He added he was excited, honored and grateful. Maezawa also said he would invite six to eight artists from around the world to join him on the trip as a creative project. The customer will fly on the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, a new spaceship system that SpaceX is building. As Reuters reports , the actual cost of the trip hasn't been revealed , but Maezawa noted that the journey will set him back significantly more than his art purchases.
  • IOS 12 ya está disponible para descargar y esto es lo nuevo

    IOS 12 ya está disponible para descargar y esto es lo nuevo

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    En este último caso quizás ya lo tengan hecho, solo verifiquen que sea actual y no un respaldo viejo. - Apenas el pasado miércoles la firma con sede en Cupertino presentó los nuevos modelos de su teléfono insignia el iPhone X, los nuevos iPhone Xs y iPhone X Max, y dio a conocer la cuarta generación de su Apple Watch, el Serie 4, con nuevas funcionalidades enfocadas al monitoreo de salud.
  • Facebook lanza nueva herramienta de citas

    Facebook lanza nueva herramienta de citas

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    Además, a diferencia de Tinder , se podrá enviar un mensaje a cualquier persona, sin tener necesariamente que haya un " match " entre las partes involucradas. La idea de este proyecto, es que los usuarios no sólo platiquen con gente que tiene sus mismos intereses , sino que también puedan formar una relación duradera y amorosa con alguno de ellos.
  • Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

    Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

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    More than a dozen rivers across North Carolina were at major flood stage on Monday or threatening to rise to critical levels. His disaster response operation under scrutiny, President Donald Trump pledged complete federal assistance Wednesday to areas of the Carolinas hit hard by floods after Hurricane Florence .
  • Storm-Ravaged Carolinas Brace for More Flooding From Hurricane Florence

    Storm-Ravaged Carolinas Brace for More Flooding From Hurricane Florence

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    Thousands of homes and roadways in the region remain underwater less than a week after the storm made landfall. Numerous smaller roads had restricted access, but it was easy to see the devastation Florence had wrought on the area. Trump also rightfully thanked FEMA, the US Coast Guard, local law enforcement officials and the military for their incredible efforts. "It is compelling and sobering to see these storms come in back-to-back seasons", said Jim Kossin, an atmospheric research ...
  • Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

    Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

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    At his later stop in Conway, near Myrtle Beach, Trump greeted people as he walked along a flooded street. "It's going to get rough for SC", he told them . And they're my friends and they have gone through the tough stuff. The Coast Guard has over 3,000 personnel in 27 helicopters, 11 fixed wing aircraft, 14 cutters, and 35 shallow-water craft.
  • Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger

    Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger

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    At a SpaceX event on Monday in Los Angeles, Musk did not clarify how much Maezawa would pay for the journey, according to TechCrunch . On Monday, Mr Musk unveiled new artist impressions of the BFR and the spaceship which will carry passengers around the Moon .
  • It’s Interstate 40’. Flooding from Florence keeps North Carolina highways at standstill

    It’s Interstate 40’. Flooding from Florence keeps North Carolina highways at standstill

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    The Hornets and National Basketball Association merchandising partner Fanatics have also designed a special T-shirt featuring the Hornets logo in the middle of the states of North and SC surrounded by the words "Carolina Strong". "It is ridiculous that we don't have enough fuel supplies back in this area", Stephanie Schauer, 39, a contractor, said as she waited her turn at the gas pump.
  • Deadly Florence Wreaks Havoc in Carolinas as Death Toll Rises

    Deadly Florence Wreaks Havoc in Carolinas as Death Toll Rises

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    As of today, 356 primary roads are closed in North Carolina , up from 108 on Sunday, said Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon. In Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the worst affected areas, abandoned cars were left to float in the rising waters on Saturday as residents fled and tried to ride out the worst of the hurricane.
  • Florence death toll rises to 25 as flooding continues

    Florence death toll rises to 25 as flooding continues

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    Parts of the Mid-Atlantic as far north as southern NY and New England are set to receive additional rainfall, and a few tornadoes are possible in the region stretching from northeastern SC to southern Pennsylvania on Monday. As the remnants of Florence continues to dump inches of rain, still-rising floodwaters are prompting emergency situations across the Carolinas. More than a dozen rivers across North Carolina were at major flood stage on Monday or threatening to rise to critical levels.
  • North Carolina still bracing for Florence disasters

    North Carolina still bracing for Florence disasters

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    Six people died in SC, including four in auto accidents and two from carbon monoxide from a portable generator. These nine aircraft will be deployed to Myrtle Beach to begin operating in affected areas of North Carolina Sunday. Some of the heavier bands have shifted toward Fayetteville, Charlotte and Raleigh. A portion of the region's major highway, Interstate 95, was shut down from exit 65 to exit 81.
  • North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

    North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

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    The slow-moving storm, a hurricane when it hit the North Carolina coast, has dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain on the state since Thursday, displacing thousands. In Leland, a low-lying city north of Wilmington , homes and local businesses were engulfed by water yesterday. Conway city officials also expressed concerns with the county and state's flood-mitigation plan on the U.S.
  • 4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China

    4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China

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    In Hong Kong, a video posted online by residents showed the top corner of an old building break and fall off while in another video, a tall building swayed as strong winds blew. Roughly 15,000 people are in shelters across North Carolina, according to The Greenville News , and The State reports more than 4,000 people remain in shelters in SC.
  • Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

    Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

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    More than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 1½ feet (45 centimeters) before Sunday is out. The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump had spoken with state and local officials, assuring them the federal government was prepared to help.
  • At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

    At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

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    Although Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, deadly and unsafe storm surge will plague the region for at least the next day or two. Since barreling into North Carolina on Friday morning with gusts of up to 112 miles per hour, Hurricane Florence has already submerged homes, left almost 700,000 households without power, and killed at least five people.