The rainforests, savannahs and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa have lost around 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 over the past seven years, a new study finds. ... Read More
In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More
The world’s mangrove forests, with their archetypal twisted roots protruding from the water surface, store more than 4bn tonnes of carbon, new... Read More
Just over a year ago, scientists announced the discovery of the world’s largest intact tropical peatland in a remote part of the Congo’s vast... Read More
Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new... Read More
Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More
Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More
Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, according... Read More
While human activity has been the dominant driver of climate change over the past century, natural factors can influence short-term variations in... Read More
Around 50m years ago, Earth was struck by a series of short-term phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as “hyperthermals”. ... Read More
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