Climate models could be vastly underestimating methane emissions from the world’s tropical wetlands, according to observational surveys of wetlands in Zambia.
The capability to fully model the global methane cycle advances the international climate science community’s ability of providing essential evidence to underpin climate mitigation policy.
Observational and modeling studies identify the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East as a prominent climate change hotspot associated with weather extremes that have major impacts on society.
A new approach to detect hot spots of methane emissions with eddy covariance flux towers proves to be a worthy contender.
Although the total surface area of Earth’s lakes emits less methane than previously believed, it is still among the largest natural methane sources.
Humidity increases with warming. Theory and observations about how increased humidity translates into more extreme rainfall can be reconciled if attention is paid to data and methods.
Eliminar la contaminación del aire relacionada con la energía en los Estados Unidos podría evitar aproximadamente 50,000 muertes prematuras y ahorrar miles de millones de dólares al año.
Eliminating energy-related air pollution in the United States could prevent roughly 50,000 premature deaths and save billions of dollars per year.
Emissions rates are still growing every year, though that growth has slowed. The world needs to reach negative growth soon to prevent a potential 3.2°C rise by the end of the century.
The proposed rules seek to give investors more complete and standardized climate risk information. The move would bring U.S. policy closer to international standards.