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Supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

A new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests helped scientists discover billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and lays the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land.

Deep-sea corals reveal secrets of rapid carbon dioxide increase as the last ice age ended

(Boston College) The Southern Ocean played a critical role in the rapid atmospheric carbon dioxide increase during the last deglaciation that took place 20,000 to 10,000 years ago, an international team of researchers report in Science Advances. The chemical signatures of nitrogen and carbon in the coral fossils revealed that ocean carbon sequestration decreased as phytoplankton failed to devour macronutrients supplied by upwelling currents in the Southern Ocean and trap carbon dioxide in the deep ocean.

World’s longest-running carbon dioxide measurement receives continuation funding

(Schmidt Ocean Institute) The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement-the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change- will receive $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today. In addition, the couple’s Schmidt Ocean Institute awarded a separate $450,000 grant to the university to support complementary ocean acidification measurements in the Atlantic and Pacific.

LETTER: Science says man affects global warming – The Northwest Florida Daily News

The letter, “Man not the cause of Earth’s climate woes,” ignores the reality of climate change. The truth is that the vast majority of reputable scientists agree that global warming and severe climate change are not only a fact but…

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Indonesia’s old and deep peatlands offer an archive of environmental changes

Researchers probing peatlands to discover clues about past environments and carbon stocks on land have identified peatland on Borneo that is twice as old and much deeper than previously thought. An inland site near Putussibau formed at least 47,800 years old and contains peat 18 meters deep.

Indonesia’s old and deep peatlands offer an archive of environmental changes

Researchers probing peatlands to discover clues about past environments and carbon stocks on land have identified peatland on Borneo that is twice as old and much deeper than previously thought. An inland site near Putussibau formed at least 47,800 years old and contains peat 18 meters deep.

Climate Hustle 2: Premiering Today At 8 P.M.

Weekly, daily, even hourly, we are told that global temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting, and hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and droughts are all getting more frequent, intense, and destructive because of climate change. Not just climate change, of…

The president who says the coronavirus will go away makes the same prediction about global warming – The Washington Post

Consider an exchange that took place in California at an event focused on the fires. Wade Crowfoot, head of the state’s Natural Resources Agency, called on Trump to recognize the role of climate change in the historic conflagrations. “We’ve had…

Earth may pass a dangerous warming limit by 2024 — study – Inverse

The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report by the World Meteorological Organization warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 – and the risk is growing. This first overshoot beyond 1.5℃…