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How Trees Can Save Us

How Trees Can Save Us | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Since humanity arrived, we have cut down trees for timber, agriculture and development. Our impact is a matter of scale. When humanity was a mere 300 million in pre-medieval times, forest ecosystems remained intact. We are now over 7 billion, doing essentially the same thing we did thousands of years ago. What may have been sustainable then is now extirpating entire complex ecosystems, along with species we may never know existed. Deforestation releases a massive carbon sink into the atmosphere, driving global warming.

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Planter des milliards d’arbres - Sentiers

Planter des milliards d’arbres - Sentiers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

195 États et délégations ont signé l’Accord de Paris sur le climat en 2015. A leur demande, le GIEC a publié en octobre 2018 un rapport spécial pour évaluer les impacts d’un réchauffement de 1,5°C et les étapes pour contenir les émissions de GES. Le résumé pour les responsables poliques présente les principales conclusions fondées sur la littérature scientifique, technique, et socio-économique en lien avec un réchauffement de 1,5°C à 2°C. Le présent article se focalise sur un aspect de ces conclusions, celui relatif à la capture du CO2 par la végétation et les sols, en particulier par les arbres.

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Climate change: Trees 'most effective solution' for warming

Climate change: Trees 'most effective solution' for warming | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Researchers say an area the size of the US is available for planting trees around the world, and this could have a dramatic impact on climate change.The study shows that the space available for trees is far greater than previously thought, and would reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by 25%. The authors say that this is the most effective climate change solution available to the world right now. But other researchers say the new study is "too good to be true".

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How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning

How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions
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