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Negative emissions: Links for June 2019


Natural sources and sinks: The science of sequestration

Anthropocene   Q: What’s missing from forest carbon accounting? A: Animals

BBC   How weeds help fight climate change 


Carbon Brief   Climate change is driving plankton towards the poles, study says

Climate Home News   Bolsonaro’s plan to unlock the Amazon: split its indigenous peoples

Daily Mail [UK]   Microplastics are causing global warming because they are making the poo of jellyfish-like animals that soak up carbon dioxide float rather than sink

E&E News   Cow manure: An unexpected climate solution

EOS   Farm Ponds Sequester Greenhouse Gases

Guardian   Rewild a quarter of UK to fight climate crisis, campaigners urge

Independent   Arctic kelp forests: Expanding thanks to climate change

Iowa Public Radio   Climate Change Is Hurting Forests' Ability To Filter Agricultural Nitrate Pollution

Mongabay   Indian forests may be able to withstand climate change better than feared

Mongabay   Plants are working hard to keep pace with increasing carbon dioxide

Narwhal   Canada’s forests haven’t absorbed more carbon than they’ve released since 2001

National Geographic   Meet the Indigenous Leaders Who Are Lighting a Fire on Climate Change: A 3-D Journey Through the Australian Bush

PhysOrg   Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt

Reuters   Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change

Telegraph [UK]   Scientists build first global map of 'wood wide web' to highlight impact climate change will have on trees

Thomson Reuters/Place   World's forests 'in emergency room' after years of losses

Times [UK]   Ethiopia will plant 4bn trees to fight deforestation

Yale   Global Warming Is Fueling Growth Spurts in Some of China’s Oldest Trees

Yale   How vanishing lizards in Madagascar led to a troubling discovery about deforestation and climate change

Yale   How vanishing lizards in Madagascar led to a troubling discovery about deforestation and climate change



Sources and sinks: Academic articles


Cell   Robust Response of Terrestrial Plants to Rising CO2

Global Change Biology   Accumulation of soil carbon under elevated CO2 unaffected by warming and drought

Global Change Biology   Big‐sized trees overrule remaining trees’ attributes and species richness as determinants of aboveground biomass in tropical forests

Global Change Biology   CO2 emissions from an undrained tropical peatland: Interacting influences of temperature, shading and water table depth

Global Change Biology   The response of cyanobacteria and phytoplankton abundance to warming, extreme rainfall events and nutrient enrichment

Nature   14C evidence that millennial and fast-cycling soil carbon are equally sensitive to warming

Science   Global pattern of phytoplankton diversity driven by temperature and environmental variability

Wiley/AGU100/Earth’s Future   Frequent interactions of Tibet's CO2 emissions with those of other regions in China

Wiley/AGU100/Geophysical Research Letters   Severe long‐lasting drought accelerated carbon depletion in the Mongolian Plateau

Wiley/AGU100?Earth’s Future   Why Does Amazon Precipitation Decrease When Tropical Forests Respond to Increasing CO2?

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Biochar application as a tool to decrease soil nitrogen losses (NH3 volatilization, N2O emissions, and N leaching) from croplands: Options and mitigation strength in a global perspective

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Carbon budgets of wetland ecosystems in China

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Effects of 21st century climate, land use, and disturbances on ecosystem carbon balance in California

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Multifunctionality debt in global drylands linked to past biome and climate

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Natural carbon solutions are not large or fast enough

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Overestimation of China's marshland CH4 release

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Radiative forcing of methane fluxes offsets net carbon dioxide uptake for a tropical flooded forest

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Regime shifts of Mediterranean forest carbon uptake and reduced resilience driven by multidecadal ocean surface temperatures

Wiley/Global Change Biology   The climate sensitivity of carbon, timber, and species richness covaries with forest age in boreal–temperate North America

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Warming impacts on boreal fen CO2 exchange under wet and dry conditions

Wiley/Global Change Biology   We need both natural and energy solutions to stabilize our climate

Photo Attributions

Negative emissions: Photo by: USDA NRCS South Dakota

Natural Sources and Sinks: Photo by: Daniela 

Negative emissions technologies: Photo by: Tengrrl 

Geo-engineering: Photo by: Beth Scupham

Academic articles: Photo by: National Park Service

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