How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time?

Climate projections could be off by five years, MIT researchers find,  an error bar that might be critical to staying within 1.5 degrees of global warming. The ocean’s “biological pump” describes the many marine processes... The post How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time? appeared first on successful GREEN.

Mitigating climate change through alternative control strategies

Researchers are proposing an alternative strategy for controlling the global carbon-climate system. In a recent study published in the journal Climatic Change, they describe the advantage of using concepts from control theory, in particular… The post Mitigating climate change through alternative control strategies appeared first on successful GREEN.

Climate change likely drove the extinction of North America’s largest animals

New research suggests that overhunting by humans was not responsible for the extinction of mammoths, ground sloths, and other North American megafauna. A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that the extinction of… The post Climate change likely drove the extinction of North America’s largest animals appeared first on successful GREEN.

Time to tackle more than just CO2

Climate change mitigation is about more than just CO2. So-called “short-lived climate-forcing pollutants” such as soot, methane, and tropospheric ozone all have harmful effects. It is common practice in climate policy to bundle the… The post Time to tackle more than just CO2 appeared first on successful GREEN.

Stress factors interact to impact corals

Stress from rising water temperatures reduces ability of corals to adapt to ocean acidification, a new study in the journal Science Advances shows. About a quarter of the carbon emissions driving global warming are absorbed… The post Stress factors interact to impact corals appeared first on successful GREEN.

Street trees may reduce the risk of depression

Street tree planting in residential areas of cities can serve as a nature-based solution to reduce the risk of depression with added benefits of also addressing climate change and biodiversity loss. This should be… The post Street trees may reduce the risk of depression appeared first on successful GREEN.

Boosting the efficiency of carbon capture

Systems for capturing and converting carbon dioxide from power plant emissions could be important tools for curbing climate change, but most are relatively inefficient and expensive. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a method… The post Boosting the efficiency of carbon capture appeared first on successful GREEN.

Changing resilience of oceans to climate change

Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests. Scientists from ETH Zurich, the University of Exeter and Royal Holloway, University of London, used geological samples to estimate ocean oxygen during… The post Changing resilience of oceans to climate change appeared first on successful GREEN.

Climate-related species extinction possibly less severe than predicted

Future climate-related species extinction could be less severe than predictions based only on the current trend of global warming. However, the researchers from the University of Bayreuth and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg do not… The post Climate-related species extinction possibly less severe than predicted appeared first on successful GREEN.

Climate change caused mangrove collapse 6,000 years ago

Most of the mangrove forests on the coasts of Oman disappeared about 6,000 years ago. Until now, the reason for this was not entirely clear. A current study of the University of Bonn now… The post Climate change caused mangrove collapse 6,000 years ago appeared first on successful GREEN.