Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon

Plans to triple the area of plantations will not meet 1.5 °C climate goals. New natural forests can, argue Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler and colleagues. [Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler, Edward T.A. Mitchard & Alezander Koch / Natureresearch journal 02.04.2019] Keeping global warming below 1.5 °C to avoid dangerous climate change1 requires the removal of…

Carbon emissions set to rise in 2017

[Alex Kirby, Climate News Network, 13.11.17] Global carbon emissions look likely to increase this year, putting at risk the hope of meeting the world’s agreement to slow global warming. The world’s carbon emissions are expected to show a lurch upwards this year, by around 2%, after three years of staying virtually level. This is a…