Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report

Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The report presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature. Continue reading “Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report”

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Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Ulf Büntgen, Vladimir S. Myglan, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Michael McCormick, Nicola Di Cosmo, Michael Sigl, Johann Jungclaus, Sebastian Wagner, Paul J. Krusic, Jan Esper, Jed O. Kaplan, Michiel A. C. de Vaan, Jürg Luterbacher, Lukas Wacker, Willy Tegel & Alexander V. Kirdyanov. Continue reading “Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD”

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