Land, Ocean Carbon Sinks Are Weakening, Making Climate Action More Urgent

Land, Ocean Carbon Sinks Are Weakening, Making Climate Action More Urgent | The Energy Collective Daily

Land, Ocean Carbon Sinks Are Weakening, Making Climate Action More Urgent

Posted: 21 Mar 2015 08:00 AM PDT

Our best shot at stopping catastrophic warming is to start cutting carbon pollution immediately. The longer we wait, the less nature’s carbon sinks will be able to help us and the greater the risk that we cross tipping points that cause feedbacks like the permafrost melt to become “self-reinforcing.”

read more

The Challenge of Unlocking Solar Capacity in the Pacific Islands

Posted: 21 Mar 2015 01:00 AM PDT

It’s no secret that most islands pay a high price for electricity. From Bermuda to Fiji, the cost of electricity would shock even Europeans. But for most island economies, it’s not as simple as just swapping imported fossil fuels for renewable generation, even if the high-level economics seem promising.

read more