Climate change

The Amazon is Now Emitting More Greenhouse Gases Than it is Absorbing l Blogpost

The Amazon is Earth’s largest tropical rainforest with its own self-sustainaing regional climate and hydrological system. It contains a diversity of forests – from montane to mangroves – across a range of distinct soils and substrates, supported by a biogeochemically-diverse riverine network that drives extensive seasonal rainfall. It has been […]

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An Ancient Tree and the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything

The 42,000 year old kauri tree has information about Earth’s magnetic field reversal at the time. Read More

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2020 One of the Warmest Years – Future Will be Warmer

2020 was one of the warmest years on record and future temperatures are expected to be warmer according to two new studies on climate change. Read

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What’s Causing the Heatwave in the UK?

What’s causing this tropical heatwave in the UK? Climate Change. August 2020 has seen many days over the heatwave threshold, with thunderstorms following. This increase in the frequency &intensity of extreme events is due to climate change. Read

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The Year in Climate — 2019 in Review

A review of the scientific data, warnings and calls to action that have come out regarding climate change this years. Read

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We have only till 2020 to keep warming below 1.5 Celsius

All these reports and observations are a clarion call, telling us that we do not have a choice anymore. We must adopt more sustainable systems for our own survival. It is time to wake up. Read more

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From Silent Spring to Silent Crisis — How humanity is on the road to wiping out one million species

A new report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that we are well on our way to losing 25% or our plant and animal species and have already lost 47% of ecosystems. Read

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Highest air pollution in Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan in 2018

AirVisual and Greenpeace have jointly published the World Air Quality Report for 2018, ranking over 3000 cities based on their pollution levels. Out of the total 64% exceeded the WHO’s annual exposure guideline for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. In the Middle-East and Africa all (100%) of the […]

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Pollution in the UK

While we have been seeing early onset of spring and and enjoying an unusually warm February, there are some worrying issues at hand too. On Tuesday, UK residents were warned to restrict outdoor activities because of an increase in pollution in many areas in the country. Our warm weather is […]

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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig Climate change,Environment,extinction no responses

Climate Change claims its first victim: The Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct

The Bramble Cay melomys was a rodent that lived solely on a tiny sand island in the Torres Strait, near the coast of Papua New Guinea. It has not been seen since 2009 and in 2016 it was described as the first mammalian extinction caused by climate change. Now the […]

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