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Guest post: Vast carbon store found under Congo swamp forest

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Congo basin peatland. Credit: Simon Lewis.

A guest article by Prof Simon Lewis, professor of global change science at University College London and the University of Leeds

January 14, 2017 — In the middle of the Congo Basin in central Africa is a low-lying area known as the Cuvette Centrale. It is home to the world’s second largest tropical wetland, after the Pantanal in Brazil. Continue reading Guest post: Vast carbon store found under Congo swamp forest

Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

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A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

March 18, 2016 — The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organized by the WWF and backed by other NGOs to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments – from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State building to Taipei 101 in Taiwan – go dark at 8:30 pm local time.

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GHG Could Eventually Heat the Earth Enough to Boil its Oceans Away

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February 13, 2016 — In 2013, NASA’s former chief climate scientist James Hansen published a short white paper that warned if humans burned all the planet’s available fossil fuels, it “could result in the Continue reading GHG Could Eventually Heat the Earth Enough to Boil its Oceans Away