Peatland occupies 3% of the world’s surface but holds twice of the carbon stored in biomass on Earth

Peatland, or partially decomposed organic matter, comprises 3% of the world’s land surface area, but holds about twice the total amount of carbon stored in biomass on Earth. This explains why there has been so much attention on the protection of the world’s peatland such as those in the Arctic permafrost zone as well as … More Peatland occupies 3% of the world’s surface but holds twice of the carbon stored in biomass on Earth

Climate sensitivity and how close are we to dangerous anthropogenic interference in climate change?

Winters are shorter and temperature fluctuations between seasons are more extreme. More importantly, it has been scientifically proven that Earth is warming as measured by average surface temperatures. With a warming trend that is unlikely to be abated, significant changes will occur in atmospheric circulation and temperature resultant from a progressive increase in average carbon … More Climate sensitivity and how close are we to dangerous anthropogenic interference in climate change?

Absorption of carbon dioxide and heat by the oceans, but would that be enough?

Oceans absorb some of the carbon dioxide and heat released by human activities, such as fossil fuel combustion for energy production and derivation of petrochemical products useful in many aspects of daily life. Specifically, carbon dioxide dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, a weak acid that increases the acidity of ocean water. Increase in … More Absorption of carbon dioxide and heat by the oceans, but would that be enough?