Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes

From Nature Communications. Abstract Most Earth system models agree that land will continue to store carbon due to the physiological effects of rising CO2 concentration and climatic changes favoring plant growth in temperature-limited regions. But they largely disagree on the amount of carbon uptake. The historical CO2 increase has resulted in enhanced photosynthetic carbon fixation…

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Simplest climate model yet – a bathtub

Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming? Scientists calculate areas needed for forestation and artificial photosynthesis After several years during which global emissions at least stagnated, they rose again somewhat in 2017 and 2018. Germany has also clearly missed its climate targets. In order to keep global warming below 2 degrees…

Carbon handprint:

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 19-Dec-2018 New environmental indicator for evaluating the positive climate impacts of products VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT and LUT University alongside with Finnish companies have developed a method and guidelines for evaluating and communicating on the carbon handprint of products. The carbon handprint describes the positive climate impacts of…