Like the CO2 readings at Mauna Loa, creeping up in the present, what's clear at the start of this new year is that the fictional ministry's future is now.
If tropical trees die earlier, it will affect how much carbon these forests can hold and raises concern over CO2 emissions offsets.
United Airlines is investing in Direct Air Capture. Oil major bp just closed a big forest-based carbon offsets deal. But then what?
Researchers think they've found a link between patients experiencing severe COVID-19 and their exposure to PFBA.
"Semiarid places are now like students who get an A nearly every day,” says Princeton's Dr. Amilcare Porporato. Yet climate change may turn their solar-energy grades to Bs or Cs.
"The impacts will only intensify, damaging not just ecosystems, but societies and economies," warns UNEP's Inger Andersen. "Member states must get ahead of the game before it gets worse,"