Carbon dioxide transfer from inland waters to the atmosphere is a significant component of the global carbon cycle. Global estimates of CO2 transfer have been hampered, however, by a lack of a framework for estimating the inland water surface area and gas transfer velocity and the absence of a global CO2 database. Here we report regional variations in global inland water surface area, dissolved CO2 and gas transfer velocity.
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences’ Professor Peter Raymond was lead author on “Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Inland Waters”, published in Nature. An ecosystem ecologist,” Raymond tracks carbon, the element most closely associated with life, as it makes its way between living
Understanding the global carbon budget is vital for managing climate change. Understanding the processes that regulate the carbon budget is critical to devising long-term conservation, mitigation, and restoration strategies. It is well known that through biogeochemical cycling processes, ecosystems around the globe …
By Alisa Zomer
Even before the climate negotiations began this week, Typhoon Haiyan sent a message to the world – a message that is still making waves. The strength and trajectory of Typhoon Haiyan was unprecedented, even for the Philippines, an island nation that experiences more disasters than most. In response, the lead Filipino negotiator declared a fast for the duration of the climate negotiations until progress has been made to “stop this madness.”
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Communities around the world celebrate spring with cherry blossom festivals. Japan is particularly famous for them, with some towns generating 40% of their annual revenue from the event. According to recent research by scientists from several institutions (including Yale’s YCEI), festival organizers may have to hold the events up to a month earlier by the end of the century. The team used a 29-year
Since 1993, Pace University’s Land Use Law Center has fostered development of sustainable communities by promoting innovative land use strategies and techniques for dispute resolution. This year’s 13th annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference includes discussions involving local control of what many experts see as the inevitable development of New York State’s gas shale resources.
Anthropogenic climate change is predicted to dramatically alter biodiversity and species distributions around the globe, particularly if many species are unable to disperse to new habitats or evolve and adapt to new climatic conditions in their current habitat.
Regional climate responds to global temperature trends, but is also influenced by regional-specific and/or hemispheric processes. For example, as a result of global warming and higher polar…