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Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
Very large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This report describes the vital contribution that ecosystems can and must make to these efforts.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/blue-carbon/
Species Turnover
Change in the initial species richness in 2005 relative to 2001-2005 average (high-range climate change scenario). Studies predict species invasion will be profound in the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Among others these c...
06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Carbon Cycle
Blue and green carbon process.Oceans are crucial in the global carbon cycle. It was here where life first evolved; they are the source of our wealth and development. The living oceans capture over half of all the Green c...
06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected Population flooded in Coastal Areas by 2080
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06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Sea Level Anomalies
Melting and warming will have consequences on ocean circulation. Additionally melting of inland glaciers and continental ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica, and the thermal expansion of ocean waters are causing sea l...
06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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