carbon emissions

Are New Extreme Global Warming Projections Correct?

Are New Extreme Global Warming Projections Correct?

By Jeff Berardelli For the past year, some of the most up-to-date computer models from the world’s top climate modeling groups have been “running hot” – projecting that global warming may be even more extreme than earlier thought. Data from some of the model runs has been confounding scientists because it challenges decades of consistent […]

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    Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Are at Their Highest in 23 Million Years

    Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Are at Their Highest in 23 Million Years

    Human activity has pushed atmospheric carbon dioxide to higher levels today than they have been at any other point in the last 23-million-years, potentially posing unprecedented disruptions in ecosystems across the planet, new research suggests. Understanding atmospheric concentrations of CO2 is “vital for understanding Earth’s climate system” because it “imparts a controlling effect on global […]

    Data Find Rainforests Lost 14,000 Square Miles in 2019

    Data Find Rainforests Lost 14,000 Square Miles in 2019

    Satellite data collated for the World Resources Institute (WRI) showed primal rainforest was lost across 38,000 square kilometers (14,500 square miles) globally — ruining habitats and releasing carbon once locked in wood into the atmosphere. The count by the University of Maryland means that 2019 was the third most devastating year for primary forests — […]

    California Winery Cuts Carbon Emissions With Lighter Bottles

    California Winery Cuts Carbon Emissions With Lighter Bottles

    Before you pour a glass of wine, feel the weight of the bottle in your hand. Would you notice if it were a few ounces lighter? Jackson Family Wines is betting that you won’t. The California winery started analyzing its carbon pollution in 2008. “For us it was really eye opening,” says Julien Gervreau, vice […]

    10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

    10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

    By Katie Lambert and Sarah Gleim The United Nations suggests that climate change is not just the defining issue of our time, but we are also at a defining moment in history. Weather patterns are changing and will threaten food production, and sea levels are rising and could cause catastrophic flooding across the globe. Countries […]

    Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame

    Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame

    By Jeremy Deaton You may have heard about the hole in the ozone layer, which hovers over Antarctica. It has shrunk over time thanks to policies that curbed the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. In the nearly 40 years that NASA has kept track, it has never been smaller. That’s the good news. The bad news […]

    Worried About Biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest

    Worried About Biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest

    By Lamfu Fabrice Yengong and Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue Biodiversity loss is a global crisis. In May last year, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned that over 1,000,000 species are threatened with extinction worldwide. On May 22, the International Day of Biodiversity, it is important to recall the silent victims of […]