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Saudi Arabia Plans to Plant 50 BILLION Trees – And Reduce Carbon Emissions by 60%

Saudi officials have announced a massive initiative aimed at protecting the Middle East from climate change. Home to some of the world’s largest, driest, and hottest shifting-sand deserts, Saudi Arabia is uniquely placed to suffer from rising global temperatures, as are their Gulf neighbors. The Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives aim to take […]

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Abrupt ice age climate changes behaved like cascading dominoes

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Throughout the last ice age, the climate changed repeatedly and rapidly during so-called Dansgaard-Oeschger events, where Greenland temperatures rose between 5 and 16 degrees Celsius in decades. When certain parts of the climate system changed, other parts of the climate system followed like a series of dominos toppling in succession. Today, sea-ice extent is being rapidly reduced, and it is uncertain whether this part of the climate system can trigger sudden future climate change.

A combined influence of three oceans on record-breaking rainfall over China in June 2020

(Science China Press) The rainfall over the Yangtze River Valley in June 2020 broke the record since 1979. Previous studies have attributed the rainfall in China to climate variations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Scientists in South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences find that all three oceans of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans contribute to the Yangtze River Valley rainfall in June 2020, but the Atlantic plays a dominant role.

Future of Mammals Unknown Amid Perils of Climate Change, Study Finds – Courthouse News Service

In evolutionary terms, mammals are arguably the most successful group in the history of the planet, colonizing virtually all terrestrial and most aquatic habitats. But little is known about how most mammals will respond to climate change. In this July…

Houston flooding polluted reefs more than 100 miles offshore

(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.

A sun reflector for earth? – EurekAlert

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2021 — Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the last decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth is in question. Should humans, whose…

Seriously ugly: Here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C – ThePrint

Drought conditions at Lake Hume, Victoria, Australia | Representational image | Flickr Text Size: A- A+ Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One…

A Damaged Amazon Rainforest Is A Net-Contributor To Global Warming – Intelligent Living

Rainforests help offset emissions from fossil fuel burning because they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In recent years, scientists have been worried that deforestation, drought, carbon emissions, and rising temperatures reduce the world’s rainforests’ capacity to absorb CO2 –…