COP27’s agreement on observing the oceans sets a strong foundation for policymakers to invest in internationally linked observation that will help countries better monitor these carbon sinks.
At current levels of emissions, there is a 50% chance the planet will reach the 1.5℃ global average temperature rise in just nine years.
The clearing of the Amazon rainforest surged to its highest levels in two decades under the Bolsonaro presidency. The newly elected Lula da Silva has vowed to halt deforestation, but it won’t be easy.
Planting trees and preventing deforestation can store carbon in nature, but the effect may only be temporary. If we also eliminate emissions from fossil fuels, even this temporary effect is important.
As climate change pressures intensify, ecosystems may lose their ability to bounce back from disasters.
The pledge to end deforestation holds great potential, but Canada has some work ahead if it is to make meaningful progress on the new goal and stop ongoing forest and carbon loss.
Recent wildfire seasons have been worsened by climate change. But wildfires also lead to additional climate warming when they release carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Using tiny ‘soil chips’, researchers have observed the forgaging strategies of fungi at a microscopic scale for the first time.
Plastic has become a major part of the carbon cycle, a discovery that has implications for how we tackle climate change.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Forests are remarkable at drawing carbon from the atmosphere, and they’re getting better at it. New research highlights how important it is to protect forests so they can help us fight climate change.