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Ecology News

Ethiopia Just Planted 353 Million Trees in 24 Hours | Global Citizen

Reforestation could be the best way to stop climate change.

Three New Studies Confirm Volcanism Is Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming | Plate climatology

Three new research studies confirm that geothermal heat flow, not man-made global warming, is the dominant cause of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) melting, greatly strengthening the basic premises of Plate Climatology Theory.

United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education | Forbes

Despite nations worldwide committing to a reduction in carbon emissions and implementing renewable energy through the Paris Agreement, the IMF’s findings expose how fossil fuels continue to receive huge amounts of taxpayer funding. The report explains that fossil fuels account for 85% of all global subsidies and that they remain largely attached to domestic policy. Had nations reduced subsidies in a way to create efficient fossil fuel pricing in 2015, the International Monetary Fund believes that it “would have lowered global carbon emissions by 28 percent and fossil fuel air pollution deaths by 46 percent, and increased government revenue by 3.8 percent of GDP.”

We Might Not Be Planting the Right Kinds of Forests | WIRED

As the world scrambles to combat deforestation, experts warn our efforts could have far fewer benefits than we think.

UN Climate Summit Ends in a Whimper as Major States Snub Calls for Action | The Epoch Times

A handful of major states resisted pressure on Dec. 15 to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit came to a delayed close.

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