November 12, 2019

Royal College of Physicians says E-cigarettes can ‘prevent almost all the harm from smoking’

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By Jacob Sullum From Forbes In 1962, two years before U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released his famous report on the health hazards of smoking, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) covered the same subject in a report that went further than Terry’s, linking cigarettes to cardiovascular disease as well as lung cancer and chronic […]

Despite climate warnings, Exxon plans to burn through oil and gas reserves

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable On the same day that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its new report warning that global warming will raise the risks of a host of potentially costly and deadly consequences, from sea level rise to food supply disruptions, Exxon Mobil Corp. released its own set of […]

Sea levels will rise and affect small islands in the Caribbean

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The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)1: Expected sea level rise and ocean acidification in a 4°C warmer world 1. Background Like most Small Island Developing States (SIDS)2, the impacts of climate change will have serious deleterious environmental, social and economic consequences. Apart from their small physical size, the characteristics3 of these islands that make […]