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    Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Vital at this Point

    Climate change mitigation is vital to reduce the impacts

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    Climate change is becoming a more pressing issue with governments around the world, many of whom have implemented incentives and carbon trade schemes in an effort to curb carbon emissions.  But it’s too late to address the impacts of global warming by reducing emissions alone; we need climate change mitigation strategies that address these impacts. Read more

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  • Global Meltdown: Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink…

    Melting glaciers a threat to sea level rise and the freshwater supply of local communities

    Rising atmospheric temperatures are not only melting polar ice sheets and sea ice, but are also causing ice floes and glaciers in polar and temperate regions to meltdown. These glaciers serve important ecological functions to both the surrounding ecosystems, and to the world as a whole.

  • Oceans and Climate Change: Carbon Sink or Carbon Source?

    Oceans and Climate Change: Carbon Sink or Carbon Source?

    C​​onventional wisdom accepts that the oceans act as a carbon sink for CO2, a greenhouse gas known to contribute substantially to global warming. However, things are slowly changing. Is all as it would seem, or could the oceans slowly become a carbon source rather than a carbon sink?