Secondary (Regrowing) Forests Could Mitigate the Equivalent of all Latin America’s Carbon Emissions for the Next 16 Years

Hot on the heels of a Nature study showing that secondary (i.e. already logged but regrowing) forests in the Latin America are highly resilient, a Science Advances study has found that secondary forests in Latin America and the Caribbean could potentially absorb 31.09 petagrams (Pg) of CO2 over the next forty years - or the equivalent of the entire carbon emissions... Continue Reading →

3 of the Top 15 Environmental News Stories of 2015 – Indonesian Haze, the 6th Mass Extinction and Slowing Climate Change By Halving Deforestation

At the end of 2015 mongabay.com published an interesting article of the top 15 environmental news stories of 2015. The list has some obvious but important choices (the world signed on to Paris Climate Agreement during the hottest year in recorded history, President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline, and Shell aborted its attempt to... Continue Reading →

Excellent “On the Media” Interview on the Paris Climate Agreement– Landmark or Fraud?

A couple of weeks ago Andy Revkin posted an excellent On The Media interview on his Dot Earth blog about the Paris climate agreement entitled "Landmark or Fraud?" Admittedly, the title is somewhat facetious– it refers to the fact that the U.S. media is still trapped by the "debate" between climate change proponents and climate change deniers and this precluded... Continue Reading →

The Paris Climate Agreement And Renewable Energy

Last November there was an interesting article on Grist.org about countries' Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC's)- or their plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions created leading up to the Paris climate agreement, and these plans' effects on renewable energy. In four charts, the article shows the expected effects of all countries' INDCs not just on climate... Continue Reading →

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