Climate Change and Land: discussion thread

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on August 10, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry Discussion thread on the new IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land. The complete Report can be downloaded here [link]. I’m working on digesting all this, here are some articles that I’ve flagged on my twitter feed. Comprehensive…

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What do three CET reference weather stations used by the Met Office have in common?

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Claim: Due to landscape fragmentation, Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought

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