For a glimpse of the future, head a day’s drive South

For a glimpse of the future, head a day’s drive South

When it comes to climate change, scientists tend to talk numbers: a 3 °C increase in average temperature, for example. But such predictions are abstract and remote from everyday life, making it difficult for regular people to grasp the real-world consequences of...
We may be overestimating the carbon cleanup power of trees

We may be overestimating the carbon cleanup power of trees

Human activities are pumping excess carbon dioxide into the air; plants remove carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis and use it to fuel their growth. That neat equation has spurred hopes that a so-called “fertilization effect” of increased atmospheric...

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