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The peril of high atmospheric methane levels

by Andrew Glikson It is hard to think of a more Orwellian expression than that describing the increase in toxic atmospheric methane gas as “gas-led recovery.” Several of the large mass extinctions of species in the geological past are attributed…

Understanding future species distribution: new data for biogeographers

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) A new CMCC global and free access dataset of 35 bioclimatic indicators just presented on Nature Scientific Data. It will complement and enlarge the availability of spatialized bioclimatic information, crucial aspect in many ecological and environmental studies and for several disciplines, including forestry, biodiversity conservation, plant and landscape ecology.

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Record number of billion-dollar disasters in U.S. in 2020

Last year, the U.S. experienced a record-smashing 22 weather and climate disasters that killed at least 262 people and injured scores more. Damages exceeded $1 billion each and totaled approximately $95 billion for all 22 events.

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Record number of billion-dollar disasters in U.S. in 2020

Last year, the U.S. experienced a record-smashing 22 weather and climate disasters that killed at least 262 people and injured scores more. Damages exceeded $1 billion each and totaled approximately $95 billion for all 22 events.

Despite Claims Of ‘Record-Breaking’ Season, Landfalling Hurricanes Trending Down

Despite the National Hurricane Center reporting a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, and contrary to the breathless climate blame-game reporting that followed, the number of major landfalling U.S. hurricanes — the most reliable hurricane trend indicator — has not increased since…

These African Nations Used Satellite Monitoring to Cut Deforestation by 18 Percent

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics. The carbon emissions avoided by reducing deforestation were worth between $149 million and $696 million, based on the ability of lower emissions to […]

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