Remember a while ago I posed the question: who is responsible for climate change and who should have the responsibility for taking action?
Well - what if I say that this crisis may give us some help to figure it out?
Last week I spoke about the wonderful world of intertidal habitats like wetlands and their functioning in terms of ecosystem services and in particular carbon storage,
But what are we really talking about when we talk about carbon storage to mitigate emissions ?
As I explained last week, plants play huge role in trapping carbon from the atmosphere - and so a supposedly ‘easy way’ to offset emission is to plant some greens..
but how does this work in practice ?
Extreme climate events are becoming the norm these days, with red warnings for extreme heat being emitted for most of Central Europe just a few weeks ago (45.9 °C in Paris!).
One of the issues with such ‘extremes’ is that, while isolated and easily dismissed as 'just an event', they can cause damage to the environment, causing mass mortality of sensitive species. Let's not forget that we are also 'animals' and these extremes can have negative influences for human health, especially when they occur so early in the season as they have had this year. I would like to remark this last part. Time. And you may frown your brows and ask: Why does timing matter? If you bare with me, everything will come, hopefully, a little more clear. And don't worry, you don't have to have a bachelor in Biology to understand this post...
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