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Earth League’s climate scientists issue stark statement to spur action on reducing carbon emissions

September 16th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Twelve members of the newly established Earth League – a global initiative of prominent climate scientists – have jointly published a stark statement two weeks prior to the launch of the first section of the latest IPCC’s report on climate change. The scientists agree that “the body of evidence indicating that our civilisation has already […]

Human carbon emissions may turn ocean acidic at faster rate than during four major extinctions

March 1st, 2012 by The Earth Institute at Columbia University

The world’s oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study, The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification, published in Science. The study is the first of its kind […]