Greenland lost a trillion tonnes of ice

While it is undeniable that the fight against climate change is ramping up, slowly but surely, rising temperatures and environmental degradation are getting scarier each month. An example among others was how Greenland lost one trillion tons of ice in just three years.

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Earth has three trillion trees but we are cutting them fast

This is according to some study the amounts of trees that are on Planet Earth nowadays. The good news : this is much more than what we previously thought. The bad news : we are cutting them down fast, to a rate of 15 billion per year.

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Antarctica is melting faster and faster

According to recent data Antarctica appears to warm much faster than previously thought. This could have dire consequences for rising sea levels and the hundreds of million of people living in coastal regions worldwide.

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Brazilian deforestation increasing

Illegally logged timber floating in BrazilHere are some bad news I read last week : deforestation in Brazil is increasing again. For the past years, it had been decreasing steadily, reaching its lowest levels in two decades.

But over the last year, deforestation increased by 28 percent over the previous one. As the BBC noted : ” The government is working to reverse this “crime”, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said.”

This takes place as on a global scale, the world has lost a staggering 900,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers)  of forests between 2000 and 2102 to deforestation or fire.

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Deforestation in Brazil bumps up

Even if there have been many good news on the environmental fronts in the past few months, there are still some bad ones. While deforestation of the Amazon rainforest had been drastically reduced since 2004, it seems it increased last year. As Treehugger reports : “According to the Brazilian forest monitoring agency which uses satellite … Read more

Unprecedented ice melt in Greenland

This is bad news.  As NASA states : ” For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.“ “Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center, experienced some melting at its … Read more

Earth seen from space

For my second article for the blog of my friend Sherlock, I decided to write about three great photographs of the Earth seen from space.

They enable us to see how our beautiful planet is tiny compared to the immensity of space and thus very fragile. This of course is a good drive to protect it.

This combines my interests in both photography and environment, and it fulfills quite well the objectives of my articles there.

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