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Recent articles by Scott:

Splitting water to make cement could clean up a dirty industry

Cement production is about 8 percent of CO2 emissions. → Read More

Here’s what happened in the impact crater the day it did in the dinos

Rock core allows researchers to create an incredible timeline. → Read More

Crops under solar panels can be a win-win

In dry places, photovoltaic shade can even reduce water use. → Read More

Study shows some political beliefs are just historical accidents

Early trend-setters swayed the group in experiments on party stances. → Read More

Jakarta has sunk by up to 4 meters, forcing Indonesia to build a new capital

Ten million people live in the Indonesian capital, but the city is going under. → Read More

Your heatwave could be worse because of a drought somewhere else

Dry soil makes hotter weather, but so does dry soil way upwind. → Read More

Tested: Idea that sea ice steadies jet stream, blocking cold winters

Analysis shows why correlation is not causation, in this case. → Read More

The last magnetic pole flip saw 22,000 years of weirdness

When the Earth's magnetic poles trade places, they take a while to get sorted. → Read More

New IPCC report shows land use is part of solution to climate change

Land use is a big problem that could be a big solution. → Read More

Second European heatwave this summer also linked to climate change

Not to sound like a broken record, but Europe broke records again. → Read More

China is on track to beat its peak-emissions pledge

At a certain per-capita GDP, cities tend to hit peak per-capita emissions. → Read More

No climate event of the last 2,000 years looks like humanity’s

Warm or cool periods you may have heard of were regional affairs. → Read More

Running the numbers on an insane scheme to save Antarctic ice

It would take a lot. Like a real lot. → Read More

Warming climate likely leading to larger California fires

Warmer temperatures mean drier fuels and more fire for much of the state. → Read More

Chinese air pollution dimmed sunlight enough to impact solar panels

Pollution from coal and biomass burning blocks 13% of solar electricity. → Read More

Alaskan permafrost warming experiment produces surprising results

New measurement method showed 5 percent of permafrost carbon is released each year. → Read More

Rapid results in on climate change and the European heat wave

Heat wave was several degrees Celsius hotter than an equivalent event in 1900. → Read More

Declassified satellite images show how Himalayan glaciers have shrunk

And the rate of ice loss is increasing. → Read More

The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here

It’s been almost 40 years since the model got a new core. → Read More

US report finds sky is the limit for geothermal energy beneath us

US Dept. of Energy project estimates geothermal’s untapped potential. → Read More