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Climate change: the trouble with trees | The Economist

Summer 2019 More than 38,000 fires raged across the Amazon… …fires that were man-made Over the past 50 years… …almost 17% of the world’s largest rainforest has been cleared And globally deforestation has almost doubled in just five years Since the start of human civilisation… …it’s estimated that the number of trees around the world… …

The Truth about CO2

The Truth about CO2

What are two of the dirtiest words in the English language? Well, if you’re concerned with Global Warming as so many people are these days, the answer is obvious. The two words are “Carbon Dioxide.” Or as it is known by its chemical symbol — CO2. One atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. …

UQx DENIAL101x 2.1.1.1 Week 2 Overview

UQx DENIAL101x 2.1.1.1 Week 2 Overview

Last week, we briefly looked at the many lines of evidence that humans are *causing* global warming. We also looked at how all this evidence has resulted in an overwhelming scientific consensus. However, a small minority don’t even accept that global warming is *happening*. So this week, we’re going back to basics. We’ll examine the …

How Global Warming Works in 52 Seconds

How Global Warming Works in 52 Seconds

You may have heard of global climate change, which is often called “global warming.” We’ll quickly summarize the mechanism global climate change: Earth transform sunlight’s visible energy into infrared light, and infrared energy leaves Earth slowly because it’s absorbed by greenhouse gases. As people produce more greenhouse gases, energy leaves Earth even more slowly, raising …