Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. Researchers report the most accurate modelling yet of how increasing wind power would affect climate, finding that large-scale wind power generation would warm the Continental United States 0.24 degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere.
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Oculus Quest put us in an 'arena-scale' Wild West shootout, and it was great

  1. Oculus Quest put us in an ‘arena-scale’ Wild West shootout, and it was great  The Verge
  2. Hands-on: Oculus Quest is an intriguing new middle ground for VR  Ars Technica
  3. Oculus Quest hands-on — The untethered Dead & Buried is a completely different game  VentureBeat
  4. Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit  PCWorld
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A Timeline Showing the Full Scale of Russia's Unprecedented Interference in the 2016 Election, and Its Aftermath

  1. A Timeline Showing the Full Scale of Russia’s Unprecedented Interference in the 2016 Election, and Its Aftermath  New York Times
  2. What Putin whispers in Trump’s ear  Washington Post
  3. Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia’s Military Has Big Plans for the Future.  The National Interest Online (blog)
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Hurricane Florence, 'just a Cat 1,' reveals flaw with Saffir-Simpson scale

  1. Hurricane Florence, ‘just a Cat 1,’ reveals flaw with Saffir-Simpson scale  Washington Post
  2. Trump promises ‘a lot of money’ to North Carolina for Florence recovery  The Tennessean
  3. Will Michael Jordan’s $2 Million Hurricane Florence Donation Impact His Brand?  Footwear News
  4. What I Saw When I Rode Out Florence  New York Times
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The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale isn't the only measure of Florence’s strength

Even in downgrading Florence, which is expected to crash into the Carolinas late Thursday night or early Friday, the National Hurricane Center predicted “life-threatening storm surge,” “catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding,” and “damaging hurricane-force winds.”

     

 

 


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The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale isn't the only measure of Florence's strength

  1. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale isn’t the only measure of Florence’s strength  USA TODAY
  2. Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating  CNN
  3. ‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast  Reuters
  4. Hurricane Florence set to unleash punishing wind and rain in the Carolinas  Washington Post
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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.
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