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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1995 on: November 21, 2019, 05:43:57 pm »
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« Reply #1996 on: November 22, 2019, 12:20:43 pm »


By Bob Henson  ·  November 20, 2019, 7:07 PM EST

Above: An aerial view from a drone shows a car as it drives through a street flooded with ocean water on October 22, 2019 in Key Largo, Florida. King-tide level waters combined with earlier storms and other factors has forced water onto the streets in parts of the Florida Keys, which will likely see increased flooding as sea levels continue to rise. Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.


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“Terrifying” Climate Impacts 626% Worse Than Expected for Intact Forest Loss

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‘Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,’ Professor Watson said. Credit: The University of Queensland

The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research.

The international study has revealed between 2000 and 2013 the clearance of intact tropical forests resulted in a much higher level of carbon being emitted to the atmosphere than first believed – resulting in a 626 percent increase in the calculated impact on climate.

UQ conservation scientist Dr Sean Maxwell said this difference equated to two years of global land-use change emissions, and was previously unaccounted for due to a lack of full carbon accounting.

“Usually only ‘pulse’ emissions are considered – these are emissions released the instant intact forest is destroyed,” Dr. Maxwell said. “Our analysis considers all impacts such as the effects of selective logging, forgone carbon sequestration, expanding effects on the edges of forests, and species extinction.

“We were shocked to see that when considering all of the available factors, the net carbon impact was more than six times worse for the climate.”

The researchers analyzed maps of intact forest clearing across the tropics between 2000 and 2013, then calculated the areas’ pulse emissions and simulated the impact of previously unrecorded factors.

“We could see where selective logging was occurring based on where new roads have been built, the extent of new forest edges based on where deforestation had recently occurred, and the loss of large seed-dispersing animals due to them becoming more susceptible to hunting,” Dr. Maxwell said.

“The team then estimated the amount of carbon that these processes will release into the atmosphere between 2013 and 2050, labeling it ‘committed emissions’. “By comparing ‘pulse’ and ‘committed emissions’ with what these forests could have removed from the atmosphere if they’d remained intact until 2050, we determined the real impacts of deforestation.”

UQ and Wildlife Conservation Society’s Professor James Watson said the study’s approach better captured the true carbon impact of intact forest loss.

“Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,” Professor Watson said. “Humanity needs to better fund the conservation of intact forests, especially now we’ve shown their larger-than-realized role in stabilizing the climate. Our study will hopefully mobilize more funding from the climate finance sector, improving and expanding efforts to retain intact forests across the tropics.”

Dr. Maxwell said that Indigenous peoples and local communities will increasingly play a central role in efforts to improve and expand forest conservation.

“Intact forests are often critical to the material and spiritual aspects of traditional cultures,” he said. “Strengthening the land tenure of Indigenous and traditional peoples is a powerful way to protect intact forests.”

The research has been published in Science Advances.

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Reference: “Degradation and forgone removals increase the carbon impact of intact forest loss by 626%” by Sean L. Maxwell, Tom Evans, James E. M. Watson, Alexandra Morel, Hedley Grantham, Adam Duncan, Nancy Harris, Peter Potapov, Rebecca K. Runting, Oscar Venter, Stephanie Wang and Yadvinder Malhi, 30 October 2019, Science Advances.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2546


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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1998 on: November 26, 2019, 03:55:26 pm »
“Terrifying” Climate Impacts 626% Worse Than Expected for Intact Forest Loss

Forest Wilderness

‘Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,’ Professor Watson said. Credit: The University of Queensland

The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research.

The international study has revealed between 2000 and 2013 the clearance of intact tropical forests resulted in a much higher level of carbon being emitted to the atmosphere than first believed – resulting in a 626 percent increase in the calculated impact on climate.

UQ conservation scientist Dr Sean Maxwell said this difference equated to two years of global land-use change emissions, and was previously unaccounted for due to a lack of full carbon accounting.

“Usually only ‘pulse’ emissions are considered – these are emissions released the instant intact forest is destroyed,” Dr. Maxwell said. “Our analysis considers all impacts such as the effects of selective logging, forgone carbon sequestration, expanding effects on the edges of forests, and species extinction.

“We were shocked to see that when considering all of the available factors, the net carbon impact was more than six times worse for the climate.”

The researchers analyzed maps of intact forest clearing across the tropics between 2000 and 2013, then calculated the areas’ pulse emissions and simulated the impact of previously unrecorded factors.

“We could see where selective logging was occurring based on where new roads have been built, the extent of new forest edges based on where deforestation had recently occurred, and the loss of large seed-dispersing animals due to them becoming more susceptible to hunting,” Dr. Maxwell said.

“The team then estimated the amount of carbon that these processes will release into the atmosphere between 2013 and 2050, labeling it ‘committed emissions’. “By comparing ‘pulse’ and ‘committed emissions’ with what these forests could have removed from the atmosphere if they’d remained intact until 2050, we determined the real impacts of deforestation.”

UQ and Wildlife Conservation Society’s Professor James Watson said the study’s approach better captured the true carbon impact of intact forest loss.

“Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,” Professor Watson said. “Humanity needs to better fund the conservation of intact forests, especially now we’ve shown their larger-than-realized role in stabilizing the climate. Our study will hopefully mobilize more funding from the climate finance sector, improving and expanding efforts to retain intact forests across the tropics.”

Dr. Maxwell said that Indigenous peoples and local communities will increasingly play a central role in efforts to improve and expand forest conservation.

“Intact forests are often critical to the material and spiritual aspects of traditional cultures,” he said. “Strengthening the land tenure of Indigenous and traditional peoples is a powerful way to protect intact forests.”

The research has been published in Science Advances.

###

Reference: “Degradation and forgone removals increase the carbon impact of intact forest loss by 626%” by Sean L. Maxwell, Tom Evans, James E. M. Watson, Alexandra Morel, Hedley Grantham, Adam Duncan, Nancy Harris, Peter Potapov, Rebecca K. Runting, Oscar Venter, Stephanie Wang and Yadvinder Malhi, 30 October 2019, Science Advances.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2546


Thank you for posting this article. The more people know the grim truth, the better chance we have of TPTB doing something to avoid total Homo sap doom.
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2. Rural Fire Service volunteers and New South Wales Fire and Rescue officers protect a home on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road during the Gospers Mountain fire near Colo Heights, southwest of Sydney, Australia, on November 19, 2019. # Dean Lewins / AAP Image via Reuters

6. Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, on November 12, 2019. # Peter Parks / AFP / Getty

7. A kangaroo escapes the fire as the fire front approaches a property on November 15, 2019, in Colo Heights, Australia. # Brett Hemmings / Getty

13. The sun is blocked by smoke rising from the Gospers Mountain bushfire on November 15, 2019, in St Albans, Australia. # Sam Mooy / Getty

15. A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree on November 12, 2019. # Peter Parks / AFP / Getty


16. NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight a fire as it burns close to a property on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road at Colo Heights, northwest of Sydney, Australia, on November 19, 2019. # Dan Himbrechts / AAP Image via Reuters


19. Burned cars lie in a vacant derelict property along Putty Road after a devastating fire tore through the area near Colo Heights on November 14, 2019. # Brett Hemmings / Getty

20. A joey separated from its dead mother is pictured in a burned-out section of Torrington on November 11, 2019, in Glen Innes, Australia. # Brook Mitchell / Getty

21. A dehydrated and injured Koala receives treatment at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on November 2, 2019, after its rescue from a bushfire. # Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty

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December 4, 2019  11:51 AM

Monica Davies - 350.org

Hi Anthony,

COP25 kicked off this week, and at this year’s UN climate talks, we’re demanding that our governments stop giving our money to the fossil fuel industry and fund climate solutions instead.

While people around the world struggle with unemployment, poverty, and the ever increasing impacts of the climate crisis, some of our governments have recently pumped more than USD $63.9 billion per year into the fossil fuel industry.

How dare they jeopardize our future?

Call on your government to stop giving public money to the 🦕🦖 fossil fuel industry.

Many governments are attending COP25 to discuss and agree measures to deal with climate change - making it the perfect time for us to put pressure on them to stop funding fossil fuel projects.

Fossil fuel companies have polluted our planet, our communities and our democracies. To free ourselves from inequality, corruption, and a runaway climate crisis, we need to transform our society, and fund a just transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

The money that is currently going into the pockets of fossil fuel CEOs and their shareholders at the expense of local communities needs to support investments to ensure rights and social protection for people whose incomes will be affected, and to provide pathways to transition to low-carbon jobs.

Demand our public money be used to pursue a just, fair, renewable future instead. Add your name to the petition we’ll deliver to delegates at COP25.

For a just transition,

Monica and the 350.org team


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