Monthly Archives: January 2012

Climate Change and Increasing Population Behind Global Land Grab

The global food crisis in 2008 saw a rise in basic food staples worldwide as crops failed from climate change while the human population reached new levels. Since the 2008 global food crisis, wealthy Middle Eastern states, such as Saudi … Continue reading

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Global Warming is Speeding Up – Ecologist

Global warming is advancing faster than even the worst predictions of a few years ago, and the pace is likely to pick up sharply, a prominent University of Georgia ecologist said Wednesday. A few years ago, climate scientists were predicting … Continue reading

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Trees Must Be Included in Climate Change Models, Say Scientists

Current climate models and projections may be inaccurate because measurements are based on guidelines that do not include the effects of trees on the local climate, according to agroforestry experts, reports Dyna Rochmyaninsih at the UK Guardian. This may be … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denial Gains Foothold in Some US Schools

Although scientific evidence increasingly shows that fossil fuel consumption has caused the climate to change rapidly, the issue has grown so politicized that skepticism of the broad scientific consensus has seeped into classrooms, reports Neela Bannerjee at the LA Times. … Continue reading

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As Rainforest Roads Increase, Carbon Storage Systems Decrease

  We live in an era of unprecedented road and highway expansion into many of the world’s last tropical wildernesses, from the Amazon to Borneo to the Congo Basin, reports William Laurance at Environment 360.  Brazil is currently building 7,500 … Continue reading

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Bigger British Carbon Cuts Easier Than Smaller Ones – Report

A new analysis concludes that if the EU were to set higher emissions-cutting goals now, by increasing its current target of a 20% cut to a 25 or 30% by 2020, it would save money in the medium and long … Continue reading

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Amazon Basin Becoming Carbon Emitter – Study

The Amazon Basin, traditionally considered a bulwark against global warming, may be becoming a net contributor of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a result of human deforestation, researchers said in a paper recently published in the journal Nature, reports Agence France … Continue reading

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