KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon
OO Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190% After Long Reported Decline – with an area 10x Manahattan recently cleared over 2 months.
Drying Amazon Could Be Major Carbon Concern reports Brian Kahn atClimate Central. The Amazon rainforest, the lungs of the planet, are drying out, threatening to cough up much of its carbon reserves. A new study shows that since 2000, drier conditions are decreasing its lung capacity.
If the Amazon’s breaths become shallower, a possible feedback loop could set in, further reducing lung capacity and throwing the carbon balance further out of whack.
OO Brazil: São Paulo Running Dry As Rain-Making Amazon Vanishes – South America’s biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn’t rain soon.
There is, of course, much more news on the consequences and solutions to climate change. To get it, check out this annotated resource list I’ve compiled, “Climate Change News Resources,” , at WordPress.com here. For more information on the science of climate change, its consequences and solutions you can view my annotated list of online information resources here.
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Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by this giant jack o’ lantern I photographed one autumn, happily eating other jack o’ lanterns. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you’d like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. It’s our way of letting Congress know there’s a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts and texts are freely available.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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