Climate change could double greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater ecosystems

Every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. By measuring the diversity of these molecules and how they interact with the environment around them, research has revealed an invisible world that affects the functioning of freshwater ecosystems and can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-sustainable-earth

Saving ‘Half-Earth’ for nature would affect over a billion people

Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say University of Cambridge researchers.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity spotlight-on-sustainable-earth spotlight-on-conservation

Sir David Attenborough: "Our planet hangs in the balance"

Forests burn, glaciers melt and one million species face extinction. Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? Here, Sir David Attenborough speaks to us about the climate crisis and his hopes for the future. His words begin our new focus on Sustainable Earth, looking at how we transition to a carbon zero future, protect the planet's resources, reduce waste and build resilience.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment conservation biodiversity spotlight-on-sustainable-earth

Opinion: Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating ‘climate debt crisis’

Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Shinichiro Asayama from Cambridge's Department of Geography discuss the climate 'debt crisis' and why geoengineering may make it worse, in this article originally published on The Conversation.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  sustainability  sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  spotlight-on-sustainable-earth

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