Posted by: r.m. | October 28, 2010

CC: trees, water, and violence

(1) Don’t count on forests to offset carbon emissions, study suggests

A new study from the University of Guelph found rising carbon levels failed to stimulate faster growth in 80 per cent of the world’s trees, despite the fact that the gas typically accelerates growth in plants.

Only 20 per cent of trees appeared to respond positively to higher carbon levels, prompting researchers to urge countries to rethink their long-term environmental policies.

(2) When The Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts


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