Understanding the carbon cycle is a key part of understanding the broader climate change issue. But a number of misconceptions floating around the blogosphere confuse basic concepts to argue that climate change is irrelevant because of the short residence time of carbon molecules in the atmosphere and the large overall carbon stock in the environment.
We told you recently how beer might save the planet (by helping to reduce the amount of CO2 (or if you prefer, carbon dioxide) which is going into the atmosphere, and warming up the planet) . Now, you can add cement to that list of planet-savers.
A new administration would enlist departments like Transportation, Agriculture and Treasury to advance its climate goals
“I had this strange feeling of elation and I couldn’t quite work out why I was feeling like that” Telephone interview with Roger Penrose following the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics on 6 October 2020. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media.
The warning signs are flashing red. The California wildfires were surely made worse by the impacts of global heating. A study published in July warned that the Arctic is undergoing “an abrupt climate change event” that will probably lead to dramatic changes. As if to underline the point, on 14 September it was reported that […]
Filmmaker Sir David Attenborough has been documenting the natural world since the 1950s. In his latest book and film, “A Life on Our Planet,” he offers a grave and alarming assessment about the climate crisis Earth is facing. The 94-year-old Attenborough spoke with William Brangham recently as part of our ongoing arts and culture series, […]
As large parts of California and the Pacific Northwest are beset by wildfires, the issue of climate change has taken on prominence in the national political conversation.
Historic wildfires are burning millions of acres and destroying homes in California, Oregon and Washington state, as officials brace for more fatalities and evacuations.
Global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century, due in large part to the very same environmental destruction which is contributing to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020, released today.
Unless we contain carbon, our food supply will be under threat. By 2050, US corn yields could decline by 30%
Many of our daily activities include water in some way or another. It may not seem like much when we spend an extra couple of minutes in the shower or leave the tap running when we brush our teeth but it all adds up. Reducing the amount of water that is being used each day […]
Forecasters are now calling for an increased chance of La Niña this autumn, which could enhance an already overly active hurricane season.
If you support the COVID19 #JustRecovery principles, please sign and share. This is a time to be decisive in saving lives and bold in charting a path to a genuinely healthier and more equitable future through a just recovery VISIT THEIR SITE AND SIGN ON
The first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists.
Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
What would a more sustainable world powered by renewable energy look like? We have a better sense, thanks to a special collection of research from experts from around the globe. Collated by Stanford University, a collection of 47 peer-reviewed research papers by 91 authors analysed different scenarios to examine whether individual countries or entire regions could get […]