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A Hidden Carbon Sink Underneath the World’s Deserts?

About 40 percent of the carbon dioxide released from deforestation and burning fossil fuel stays in the atmosphere. Another 30 percent is taken up in the oceans. It was thought that the remaining 30 percent of anthropogenic carbon was absorbed by plants on land, but subsequent measurements didn’t bear that out, leading to the question of […]Read More

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New Research Reveals Climate Warming 55 MYA was Geologically Instantaneous

New research into past changes in climate indicates that global warming can take place much more suddenly than previously thought – over the course of only about 13 years. Temperatures at high latitudes rose as much as 8ºC (14ºF) and oceans warmed from surface to bottom some 55 million years ago during what’s known as […]Read More

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Shocking New NASA Report Shows CO2 Cools the Atmosphere: Anatomy

Science is so hard… A recent post on our Facebook page claims there is a “new study” showing that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in the atmosphere. Our Facebook poster, we’ll call him “Adam” (because that’s his name), is confident he’s unearthed this new pearl of knowledge that blows centuries of science on CO2 aside. […]Read More

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The Benefits of Reforestation

Guest post by Mircea Giurca Climate change and reforestation Global reforestation is an important environmental issue of growing concern. International programs like the United Nations  Initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) are key for implementing global programs for reducing deforestation, emissions through reforestation and aforestation projects. Efforts to restore and establish global forest coverage […]Read More

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Washington State Pushed to Recognize Threat of Ocean Acidification to

Ocean acidification is receiving greater attention from marine scientists as ocean waters worldwide have been found to be getting more acidic. Absorbing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the world ocean – including the plankton, coral and shellfish that live in it – is the largest carbon sink on the planet, but its capacity […]Read More