Leafing Out

There are few places in the world, if any, that aren’t touched by human activity, including places with no humans. And one of our chief human activities over the past couple of centuries has been the transfer of carbon from reservoirs deep within the planet out into the atmosphere. We’ve been re-creating the environment during…

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A Larger Slice

The infographic above came out in The Guardian, and is an exploration of the role played by private companies, nation-states and state-run companies in the generation of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. There are 90 companies listed – all but seven are companies that deal mainly in fossil fuels. The infographic below is an…

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Krill Gratitude

Massive ocean krill swarms – hundreds of millions of tons of them – are a keystone of one of the great planetary life cycles. A new Australian study published in the journal Nature Climate Change┬ácalled Risk maps for Antarctic krill under projected Southern Ocean acidification, looks at the threshold at which krill – specifically, their…

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