Tag Archives: climate change

Peatlands mitigate climate change

Wetlands International has proposed that reinstating drained wetlands is a cost-efficient, rapid and effective means of combating climate change. Although peatlands cover only 3% of the world’s surface they are said to have tremendous potential for climate mitigation as they … Continue reading

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Using global warming to produce energy

The great glaciers of the Alps are melting. Several climate change scenarios, some of which are based on an average temperature increase of +4°C, predict their complete disappearance by the end of this century. As they retreat, the glaciers uncover … Continue reading

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Climate mayhem

London Geologist Bill McGuire argues that global warming may trigger geological events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and resultant tsunamis. The link between these subterranean events and climate change is supported by evidence of catastrophic geological events of the past. … Continue reading

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Attack of the killer moths……

The giant moth was once thought confined to the world of science fiction. Researchers in Scotland are finding out that the giant moth, though smaller than its cinematic cousin, may wreak a similar level of damage to the coniferous forests … Continue reading

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Earths tipping point? Shift change!

According to a number of respected biologists the earth is rapidly approaching a critical threshold that will lead to a new and highly uncertain future. It is well established that global biological systems undergo rapid wholesale shifts and these shifts … Continue reading

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Wildfires may change peatland management

Drying of northern wetlands has led to much more severe peatland wildfires and nine times as much carbon released into the atmosphere. A long term experiment in peat drainage, set up in Canada, in 1983 which was interrupted by a … Continue reading

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Wet wet wet: water quantity AND quality

At the OECD’s recent “Meeting the Water Reform Challenge” gathering, the need for water management reform was the focus of debate. With increasing challenges posed by rapid urbanisation, population growth and changing economic dynamics maintaining water quality and quantity will … Continue reading

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