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2000-Year High in Annual CO2 Emissions Set During 2015-2016 El Nino

Drought and high temperatures compromised the health of tropical rain forests across South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the 2015/2016 El Nino, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis of data from the NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory.

EarthTalk: Geo-Engineering a “Fix” to Climate Change and Building a Sustainable Guitar

EarthTalk for Monday, February 23:
1) Can global warming be “fixed” through geo-engineering?
2) What is the guitar industry doing to help the destruction of forests?

Leaked Report: Germans Raise CO2 Reduction Targets To 40%

The German news magazine Der Spiegel obtained a leaked report from the German government indicating Germany’s plans to create a low carbon society. The official report claimed that raising CO2 reduction targets to 40 percent relative to 1990 would lead to the creation of 500,000 jobs. And the same paper revealed two examples of how the approach might work; already…

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