Carbon Chronicles is an international collaboration with journalists in Indonesia and Brazil about how humans are transforming Earth’s climate. Stories from Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia will highlight how tropical forests might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—the rate of climate change. Other stories will discuss the consequences of climate change that people and wildlife are experiencing already, and efforts to adapt to these changes.
The journal Nature reports that a key bulwark against runaway climate change is breaking down.
Scientists have determined that trees in the Congo Basin of Africa are losing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, raising alarms about the health of world’s second largest contiguous rainforest.
The vast region may stay wet—or dry up and burn—depending on whether Indigenous people want to continue to work the land.