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20.12.2020

China’s imposition of electricity restrictions this winter gets a chilly reception

China’s imposition of electricity restrictions this winter gets a chilly reception

Governments have to meet carbon emission quota by end of 2020 Winter has come, yet many regions in southern China — including Hunan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi — have recently issued notifications regarding the limited supply of electricity. Because temperatures in these regions could fall to below zero degrees Celsius and… »

05.03.2020

Tropical forests are now carbon source, not carbon sinks

Tropical forests are now carbon source, not carbon sinks

By Countercurrents Collective The world’s tropical forests are no longer carbon sinks because of human activity, and these forests now emit more carbon than these are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land degradation, finds a new study. The study… »

17.12.2019

Permafrost Hits a Grim Threshold

Permafrost Hits a Grim Threshold

For tens of thousands of years, the Arctic’s carbon sink has been a powerful dynamic in the functionality of the Earth System. However, that all-important functionality has been crippled and could be permanently severed. According to new research based upon field observations conducted from 2003 to 2017, a large-scale carbon… »

09.05.2019

Climate emergency: turning words into action

Climate emergency: turning words into action

The UK Parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate and environment emergency this May Day. What next? A declaration of climate emergency has been a long time coming. Too long. There is frighteningly little time left to prevent an ecological and human catastrophe.  But for the thousands… »

12.08.2015

August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

Carbon emissions continue pushing the Ecological Footprint further above the planet’s annual budget (OAKLAND, CA, USA) — AUGUST 13, 2015 —In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according… »

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