Category: Climate Change

forest conservation and global warming

Trees Also Shelter Us From Climate Change What’s low-tech, sustainable and possibly the most effective thing that we can do to fight global warming and climate change? Planting trees and saving forests. Tom Crowther is a climate change ecologist at Swiss university ETH Zurich. Four years ago he found there are about 3 trillion trees already on […]

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elephant conservation Africa

Defending Ecosystems An International Priority No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa. Given its geographical position, the continent will be particularly vulnerable due to the considerably limited adaptive capacity, and exacerbated by widespread poverty. Climate change is a particular threat to continued economic growth and to livelihoods […]

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deforestation and climate change

Food Security Threatened By John Vidal, Huffington Post Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. That’s the warning hundreds of scientists are preparing to give, and it’s stark. The last year has seen a slew […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Fueling Global Warming, Extinction Deforestation is one of the largest contributors to global warming, climate change and the extinction of endangered species. The conversion of ancient rainforests into plantations for commodities, including palm plantations, is the driving factor behind deforestation. Global tree cover loss reached a record 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Carbon Models Off Target  By Abrahm Lustgarten. This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to the contribution to global warming, palm oil production is driving the extinction of the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. Indonesia has already pushed the Bali tiger and […]

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climate change and deforestation

Sustainability In Spotlight Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize. In a joint award that turned the spotlight on a rapidly shifting global debate over the impact of climate change, the […]

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deforestation

Deforestation Compounding Global Warming By Danna Smith, Executive Director, Dogwood Alliance For the last ten years or more our national climate change conversation has been dominated by fossil fuels. We do need to rapidly transition away from burning coal, gas and oil for energy if we are to solve the climate crisis. However, it is […]

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deforestation and climate change

Vital Ecosystems Under Siege Some of the world’s most iconic ecosystems are collapsing due to climate change and human encroachment, which, in turn, is contributing to more climate change. Collapse of one ecosystem will contribute to the collapse of the next. As human refugees escape one danger zone, they will contribute to the creation of […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Soil Depletion Releasing Carbon Into Atmosphere By Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming. Some 133 billion tons of carbon have been removed from the […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation and Climate Change Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government ministers from Malaysia and Indonesia, along with some regional palm oil producers, met in Jakarta on […]

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