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Brazil: Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Started Amazon Wildfires After Funding Cuts

CCD Ed.: The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) noted that the number of fires was not in line with those normally reported during the dry season, adding: “There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in…

The Amazon is burning, and here's why it's not just Brazil's problem

It’s difficult to keep track of all the climate crises, but the current fires in the Amazon rainforest should have everyone’s attention. The world’s largest rainforest, spanning nine nations, is vital for storing carbon and slowing down global warming. For…

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Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Detrimental economic effects of global warming are likely to go beyond those being discussed in policy circles — particularly for wealthier nations, say researchers. Study suggests that 7% of global GDP will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions — including over 10% of incomes in both Canada and the United States.

Forest Study Shows How Plants Adapt To Rising Carbon Dioxide

Studies of the world’s tropical forests have pinpointed how much water plants put back into the atmosphere compared to how much carbon they take up, with lower rainfall linked to increased efficiency. By studying how efficiently plants use water, researchers…

You and a ginkgo tree can help scientists study climate change

A ginkgo tree in Tokyo shows off its green summer foliage. (Photo: Blew_s/Shutterstock) Most of us can’t do much to stop climate change, but doing a little is still better than nothing. And along with the many lifestyle changes that…

The changing face of planet Earth

The changing face of planet Earth Andrew GliksonEarth and Climate scientistAustralian National University 12-8-2019 Preamble The inhabitants of planet Earth are in the process of destroying the habitability of their world through the perpetration of the largest mass extinction of…